Hawthorne, Nathaniel. "De patribus conscriptis Romanorum." Autograph manuscript signed, [autumn 1824]. Source unknown.

In August of his senior year, Hawthorne was assigned his part for the traditional October academic exhibition. The penciled note at the foot of his dissertation lacks attribution. all text copyright Bowdoin College, 2009.
(courtesy of Nathaniel Hawthorne Collection, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine) close window
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