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Hawthorne was notorious for burning much of his correspondence. This makes any sizable collection of his letters a treasure. Among these collections, the most famous are his love letters.

This sampling of Hawthorne’s letters offer a glimpse at the personal life of the great author. They have been transcribed as written.

These images may only be used for educational or personal purposes, unless receiving prior written permission from the House of the Seven Gables. The images are not high-resolution and represent only a fraction of the collection. If you need permission or a higher-resolution image please email the Marketing Department. If you would like to arrange access to more of the collection, please email the Collections Manager.