"Glimpses of Longfellow in Social Life" by
Annie Fields. The Century, April 18, 1886.
Annie Fields (1834-1915) was the wife of Longfellow's editor, James Fields, a partner in the Boston firm of Ticknor and
Fields. She was an author, a welfare reformer, and a figure in Boston's lively literary scene. Her friends included Lydia
Maria Child, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry James, Sarah Orne Jewett,and Harriet Beecher Stowe. This article is adapted from the
Cornelll University Library's "Making of America" website which contains
full text of a number of 19th century magazines.