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"Students Admitted into Bowdoin College." [Bowdoin College Matriculation Book].

Hawthorne's name appears near the center of the right-hand page, reflecting the spelling of his surname that was maintained by the College throughout Hawthorne's time at Bowdoin. The Class of 1825, perhaps the College's most distinguished based on subsequent achievements, also included Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Commodore Horatio Bridge, U.S. Rep. Jonathan Cilley, and popular historian J. S. C. Abbott. Hawthorne's college friend Franklin Pierce was a member of the Class of 1824. all text copyright Bowdoin College, 2009.
(courtesy of Nathaniel Hawthorne Collection, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine)
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