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Haniel Long Collection

Identifier: AC 137

Scope and Content

The Haniel Long Collection was originally acquired by the late John Bennett Shaw from Haniel Long, a personal friend of many years. John Bennett Shaw was a collector of books and memorabilia on Sherlock Holmes.


  • 1908-1990


Language of Materials

English French Latin

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Duplication allowed for research purposes. User responsible for all copyright compliance.

Biographical Note

Haniel Long, who achieved fame as a poet, as did his wife, Alice Lavinia Long, was born in Rangoon, Burma in 1888. Upon the completion of his education with degrees from Exeter and Harvard, he became a professor of literature at Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, holding that position for 20 years. Eventually, he, his wife and his young son Anton moved to New Mexico. His life-long love affair with the pinon-studded southwest began then, and his major contributions of poetry that followed occurred during his residence in Santa Fe. He died on October 17, 1956, three days after his wife had passed away.

A testimonial to his love of the Southwest is reflected in his Southwest Poems, with a preface reading: "What the States whispered under the train when I went from Minneapolis to Santa Fe". Here is the last verse:

New Mexico You will have to go with red earth, as red earth goes with red rock, as red rock goes with red pine, before you can go with me. You will have to go with the pinyon, You will have to go with the bluebird, You will have to go with the sun. I belong to the unyielding ones; You must yield to me first.


.75 Linear Feet


Contact Information

  1. Fray Angélico Chávez History Library
  2. New Mexico History Museum
  3. P.O. Box 2087
  4. Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504-2087, U.S.A.
  5. Phone: (+)505.476.5090
  6. Fax: (+)505.476.5093
  7. Email:
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Guide to the Haniel Long Collection, 1908-1990
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Repository Details

Part of the Fray Angélico Chávez History Library Repository

Fray Angélico Chávez History Library
New Mexico History Museum
113 Lincoln Ave
Sante Fe NM 87501 USA
(505) 476-5090