LONGFELLOW, HENRY WADSWORTH. (1807-82). American poet. Partly-printed Check Signed, “Henry W. Longfellow”, with internal printed Internal Revenue tax stamp. 7″ x 2.75″ inches, Cambridge, Massachusetts. September 6, 1881. Check is made out in Longfellow’s hand to: “W.T. Richarsen & Co. or order” in the amount of : Two hundred eighty five dollars & twenty five cents. Drawn on the Charles River National Bank. Two punch hole cancellations, not affecting signature. Rather scarce thus. Ex- Paul C. Richards collection of Financial Americana, with his code penciled on verso noting he got it in 1989. A fine piece for the collector of Longfellow or Financial Americana.