Edgar Allan Poe the Man (1926), volume 1, title page and table of contents


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Title page:

 

 

EDGAR ALLAN POE
THE MAN

BY
MARY E. PHILLIPS
AUTHOR OF “JAMES FENIMORE COOPER,” “REMINISCENCES OF W. W. STORY,” ETC.

WITH A FORWARD BY
JAMES H. WHITTY

Poe casts from Literary American the longest shadow across the world

Edwin Markham

 

VOLUME I

 

1926
THE JOHN C. WINSTON CO.
CHICAGO  ·  PHILADELPHIA  ·  TORONTO

 

 



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Table of Contents

CONTENTS

VOLUME I

PAGE

 

[FOREWARD    ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

ix]

 

[INTRODUCTION    ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

xi]

 

SECTION I.   1100-1811

ANCESTRY AND EARLY CHILDHOOD    ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

1

 

SECTION II.   1811-1826

BOYHOOD    ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

111

 

SECTION III.   1826-1831

YOUTH AND EARLY MANHOOD    ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

232

 

SECTION IV.   1831-1837

LATER LIFE IN BALTIMORE, MD., AND RICHMOND    ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

414

 

SECTION V.   1837-1844

FIRST HOME LIFE IN NEW YORK CITY AND PHILADELPHIA    ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

543

 

[part I: pages 543-705    ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

543]

 

[part II: pages 706-862    ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

706]

 

 




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Table of Illustrations

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

[[Maps Printed on Inside of Covers]]

[Poe Plan of Richmond, VA — Inside Front Cover]

 

 

[Poe Plan of Baltimore, MD — Inside Back Cover]

 

 

SECTION I.

Boston Authors’ Club Poe Memorial Tablet   ·     ·

iii

 

Edgar Allan Poe (Aged 22). From miniature portrait by Henry Inman   ·     ·

Frontispiece

 

The Raven. A Psychological Study by Helen Todd Hammond   ·     ·

Facing 1

 

1808 Boston Poll-Tax Record (reprint) of David Poe, Junior   ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

2

 

Section of 1814 “Official Map” of Boston, owned by Samuel B. Doggett   ·     ·

3

 

33 Hollis Street, Boston. Drawn by Samuel B. Doggett

4

 

Polkelly, Scotland. Ayrshire home of the poet’s ancestors

5

 

Mask, Wig and Rapier of the Covenanter Alexander Peden

8

 

April 12, 1726, Signature of the Poet’s Great-Great-Grandfather, “David Pooe”

11

 

August 31, 1741, Signature of the Poet’s Great-Grandfather, “David Poe”

13

 

Home of Poe’s Great-Great-Grandfather, Dring, County Cavan, Ireland

15

 

Portrait of Rev. John McBride, “Great Professor . . . at Belfast”

17

 

Admiral John Macbride, Poe’s Great-Uncle

19

 

First Presbyterian Church, Baltimore. From print of a daguerreotype

25

 

Grave of General David Poe, Westminster Churchyard, Baltimore, Md. . .

30

 

Poe Family Genealogical Chart (1100 to 1919 A.D.)

32

 

Page of Old Music. “Chica cho,” as sung by Miss Arnold

35

 

Miss Elizabeth Arnold. From an old print

35

 

William Smith, Esq., 1730-1819. From a rare old print

36

 

Dr. Samuel Arnold, 1740-1802. From an old print

40

 

Elizabeth Arnold Poe, 1787-1811

41

 

Boston Theatre, Federal Street, Boston, showing Actor’s Side Entrance

42

 

No. 14 State Street, Boston, 1801

44

 

Alice Greele’s Tavern, Portland, Me. From a rare print sent by Miss Edith P. Hall

46

 

Interior of Old John Street Theatre, New York. From an old print

49

 

Harriet Ann L‘Estrange Snowden Usher. From rare print, owned by Rev. Anson Titus

53

 

New Theatre, Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, in 1800

55

 

Interior of New Theatre, Philadelphia, 1794

56

 

Old Southwark Theatre, Philadelphia

57

 

Vauxhall Garden, Bowery, New York City, 1803

63

 

Interior of Old Park Theatre, New York, 1805

64

 

James Fennel, 1766-1816

65

 

Mrs. Elizabeth Arnold Poe. From Robert Gould Shaw Collection

66

 

Thomas Apthorpe Cooper. From Engraving by S. Harris

67

 

Boston Gazette, Jan. 28, 1808, Theatre Notice

67

 

John Howard Payne “(Aged 17).” From print of J. W. Jarvis’ portrait

72

 

Boston Gazette, April 7, 1809, Theatre Notice

72

 

Boston Exchange Coffee House, 1808-1818. A. Bourne, Engraver

73

 

Park, or New Theatre, New York, 1797-1820

75

 

The Old Forrest Home, Brewer Street, Norfolk, Va.

79

 

Actors’ Boarding-House, in 1811, Richmond, Va. Photograph copyrighted by J. H. Whitty

83

 

House where Poe’s Mother Died, Richmond, Va. Photograph copyrighted by J. H. Whitty

84

 

Sectional Poe-Plan of Richmond, Va. Drawn by Raphael A. Weed

86

 

Actors’ Memorial to Edgar Allan Poe. From photograph by Peter July

88

 

Burning of Richmond Theatre, Dec. 26, 1811. From photograph by Charles S. Bradford

90

 

Monumental Church, Richmond, Va. From photograph by Mr. H. P. Cook

91

 

Rev. John Buchanan, 1785-1822. From photograph sent by Mrs. W. G. Stanard

93

 

Mrs. Frances K. Valentine Allan, 1784-1829. From portrait by Thomas Sully

94

 

Allan Family Tombstone, in the Big Kirkyard, Irvine, Scotland

98

 

“The Big Kirk” Churchyard, Irvine, Scotland

99

 

John Allan, 1779-1834

101

 

The Home of Mr. and Mrs. John Allan, 1811-1815

102

 

Old St. John’s Church, Richmond, Va. From an old print, owned by Mr. Oliver R. Barrett

109

 

Autograph of David Poe, Junior

110

 

SECTION II.

Irvine Harbor, Ayrshire, Scotland

122

 

Bridgegate House, Irvine, Scotland

123

 

Old Town House, or Tolbooth, Irvine

124

 

Eglinton Castle, Irvine

127

 

Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland. D. O. Hill, Engraver. T. L. Gundy, Artist

128

 

Kilmarnock, Scotland. W. H. Bartlett, Engraver. J. J. Henchcliff, Artist

129

 

Market Cross, Kilmarnock. D. Wilson, Engraver. D. O. Hill, Artist

130

 

Home of Allan Fowlds, Kilmarnock

131

 

Old Montague House. British Museum of Poe’s Boyhood

134

 

Dr. James Lockhart Brown, Rector (1811-1816) of Old Grammar School

138

 

The Old Grammar School, Irvine

139

 

School Desks and Benches of the Old Grammar School

140

 

Allan’s Design for his London Business Sign, 18 Basinghall Street

143

 

Chart of Sloane Square and Street, locating the Misses Dubourg’s School

144

 

Corner Sloane Square and Street. X Locates Site of the Misses Dubourg’s School

145

 

The Allan London Home, 1817-1820, No. 39 Southampton

148

 

Home of Daniel Defoe. T. H. Crawford print

150

 

Rev. John Bransby, Rector of Manor House School, Stoke Newington

151

 

George Gaskin, D.D., Rector of St. Mary’s Church, Stoke Newington

152

 

Old St. Mary’s Rectory

153

 

St. Mary’s Church, of Poe’s Boyhood

154

 

Interior of Old St. Mary’s Church

155

 

Manor House School, Stoke Newington

156

 

Fleetwood House. Old print by J. & H. S. Storer

157

 

One of Poe’s “Ancient” Houses (Home of Henry VIII), Stoke Newington

158

 

Queen Elizabeth’s Walk, Stoke Newington

159

 

Old Tudor Gateway, of Manor House School Playgrounds

160

 

Manor House School Garden

161

 

Chart of Manor House School Site. Outline by Dr. Lewis Chase. Drawn by R. A. Weed

162

 

Stonehenge, England

165

 

The Royster Richmond Home

176

 

Old Wall, and Linden Tree of the “Garden Enchanted”

177

 

Sectional Poe-Plan of Richmond

178

 

Sectional Poe-Plan of Richmond, Va.

180

 

Neil Arnott, M.D., F.R.S., 1788-1874

181

 

St. Mary’s Church Restored

184

 

Rear View of Professor Joseph H. Clarke’s Richmond School

185

 

The Pupils’ Playground

187

 

Robert Matthew Sully, and his Daughter Julia

189

 

Miss Jane Mackenzie’s “Aristocratic” School, Richmond

193

 

Poe’s Swimming-Pool, Shockoe Creek

200

 

Tomb of the Poet’s “Helen,” Shockoe Hill Cemetery

205

 

Ebenezer Burling’s Cottage Home, 11th Street, near Broad

214

 

John Allan’s Home, 5th and Main Streets, Richmond, Va.

223

 

Elmira’s Mother-of-Pearl Purse

228

 

SECTION III.

University of Virginia of today

233

 

First Librarian (William Wertenbaker, late in life) of University of Virginia

234

 

Lawn Plan of University of Virginia

235

 

University of Virginia, as Poe saw it, in 1826

236

 

General View of West Range, locating Poe’s Room, No 13, and Jefferson Society

244

 

First Library of University of Virginia; now Colonnade Club

248

 

The Ragged Mountains

250

 

Colonnade View of Poe’s Room, No. 13 West Range

251

 

Interior of Poe’s Room, Showing Fire-place where he Burnt up “Gaffy”

253

 

Poe’s Entrance to the Ragged Mountains

260

 

Monticello, Home of Thomas Jefferson

262

 

Exterior of The Raven Society. Poe Tablet Above the Door

266

 

Interior of The Raven Society

267

 

Bronze Bust of Poe, by George Julian Zolnay, in University Library

269

 

“The Farewell Letter,” mostly copied from G. W. Newton’s “Forsaken”

280

 

“Byron and Mary Chaworth.” C. Parker, engraver; H. Richter, artist

282

 

Early Poe Portrait. (Robert M. Sully, London, 1827?)

291

 

Calvin F. S. Thomas’ Printing Shop, No. 70 Washington Street, Boston, 1827

296

 

Bowles & Dearborn, 72 Washington Street, Boston, 1827

296

 

Title-Page of “Tamerlane and Other Poems,” Boston, 1827

300

 

Ben Ghaoil, or Goatfell Mt., Island of Arran, Scotland

304

 

Corrie an Lochan Tarn (Caldron of the Geese), Island of Arran

305

 

1827 Boston Water-Front

308

 

Fort Independence, from Dorchester Point, in early 1800’s

311

 

Fort Independence, Castle Island, Boston Harbor (1804-1830)

312

 

Plan of Fort Independence (1804-1830)

314

 

Upper print, Fort Moultrie, Sullivan’s Is., Charleston Harbor, S. Car. (in 1827)

316

 

Charleston Harbor, S. Carolina, with distant view of Fort Moultrie

316

 

Plan of Fort Moultrie (1827 construction)

317

 

Traced outline of Sullivan’s Island

317

 

Charleston, S. Carolina, about 1850, Wellswood & Peters engraving, J. W. Hill’s drawing

320

 

Fortress Monroe (Old Point Comfort), Va., of 1828-1862 construction. Engraved by R. Henshelwood. Drawn by J. Wells

321

 
 

Graves of John Allan and Mrs. Frances K. Valentine Allan (to the right), Shockoe Hill Cemetery

324

 

Shockoe Hill Cemetery-Plan. Special drawing by Raphael A. Weed

330

 

William Gwynne, Esq., Baltimore, 1804

337

 

Delphian Club, or Tusculum, Baltimore

338

 

Editor John Neal, or “Jehu O‘Cataract,” his sometimes pseudonym

340

 

Title-Page of “Al Aaraaf, Tamerlane, and Minor Poems.” Baltimore, 1829

345

 

N. P. Willis, by S. Lawrence, 1837. Engraved by Illman & Sons

349

 

Old Shot Tower and Lighthouse, Baltimore, of today

356

 

Chart of Poe’s Hoax-Flight from the Old Shot Tower to the Lighthouse

257 [[357]]

 

General View of West Point in 1830

361

 

West Point Hotel, as Poe saw it

362

 

The Academy (Center, Chapel; Library above) as Poe saw it

364

 

Mess Hall. Of Poe’s time

364

 

West Point Uniforms, of 1830. Photographed by W. H. Stockbridge

365

 

Brevet Lieut. Colonel Sylvanus Thayer. From Robert W. Weir’s oil portrait

366

 

Major Joseph Lorenzo Locke. From photograph owned by Mrs. W. J. B. Adams

371

 

South Barracks, 1830

375

 

Benny Havens [[Haven]]. Photographed from tin-type, by W. H. Stockbridge

377

 

North Barracks, 1830

379

 

Old Benny’s Place. From 1861 memory picture, by J. P. Farley

381

 

Cro’ Nest. From print of R. W. Weir’s painting

385

 

Details of the Abbey Tower, Kilwinning, Scotland. From Hon. R. M. Hogg

387

 

The Last Papingo. From Hon. R. M. Hogg

388

 

Edgar Allan Poe West Point Memorial. Designed by Henry Bacon, Boston

389

 

Title-Page of Poe’s 1831 West Point “Poem.” Published by Elam Bliss, New York

391

 

“The Stormy Hebrides,” Loch Scavaig. Picture sent by Hon. R. M. Hogg

402

 

“The Misty Hebrides.” Entrance to Loch Scavaig. W. Miller, engraver. J. Thompson, artist

403

 

Black Hill, of “The Breezy Pentlands.” Picture owned by Hon. R. M. Hogg

407

 

The Covenanter’s Grave Stone (marking the ” Nameless Grave”). Picture owned by Hon. R. M. Hogg

409

 

SECTION IV.

William Clemm, Junior, 1779-1826

415

 

The Old Shot Tower, Front and Fayette Sts., Baltimore, Md.

419

 

Poe-Period Pictures of Mr. and Mrs. Neilson Poe

420

 

Sectional Poe-Plan of Baltimore

422

 

Barnum’s City Hotel, Baltimore, Md., 1831

434

 

The Lighthouse, at the Entrance of Baltimore Harbor

441

 

Lambert A. Wilmer, 1805-186

447

 

Charles Ferree Cloud, (1808-1819)

448

 

John H. Hewitt, 1801-1890

448

 

Baltimore Library, 1831

451

 

No. 3 Amity Street, Baltimore, from 1832-1835

453

 

Sectional Poe-Plan of Baltimore, 1832-1835

454

 

Water-Front, Baltimore, locating Poe’s April-Fool Hoax-Flight

455

 

John Lofland, the Milford Bard, 1798-1849

458

 

The Seven Stars Tavern, Baltimore

459

 

Timothy Shay Arthur, 1809-1885. Portrait by J. R. engraved by T. B. Welch

460

 

Col. John H. B. Latrobe, 1803-1891

462

 

John P. Kennedy, Esq., 1795-1870

462

 

John Allan, 1779-1834

475

 

The second Mrs. John Allan, 1800-1881

475

 

Southern Literary Messenger Building. Richmond, Va., 1824-1843

502

 

Rear Building, Ellis & Allan Warehouse

502

 

Poe’s Southern Literary Messenger Desk, 1835-1831

503

 

William Poe

514

 

Mrs. James Yarrington’s Boarding-House. Prior home Ebenezer Burling

516

 

Theodore Sedgwick Fay, 1807-1898

523

 

Poe’s Marriage Bond, issued May 16, 1836

530

 

SECTION V.

William Gowans. Etching by H. B. Hall

550

 

Edgar Allan Poe Prior to 1840

553

 

Virginia Clemm Poe, 1822-1847

555

 

Poe’s New York City Home in 1837

559

 

St. John’s Chapel, from The Park

560

 

Haswell, Barrington & Haswell, 293 Market St., Philadelphia

562

 

Original Title-Page of “The Conchologist’s First Book”

564

 

Dr. Nathan Covington Brooks

567

 

The “Auld Kirk,” or Parish Church, Irvine, Scotland

572

 

William Evans Burton

574

 

“Burton’s Gentleman’s Magazine” Office, Dock Street Philadelphia

576

 

Former Home of William E. Burton, 1839

578

 

Thomas Dunn English

581

 

Philip Pendleton Cooke

585

 

Famous Fingerboard to “Povalley”

602

 

Along the Karoondinha

603

 

Judge Brown’s Mansion and Logan Spring

609

 

Entrance to Nagincy Cave, wherein Poe cut his name in 1839

610

 

Alexander Mansion, above the Fountain

611

 

The Fountain of Alexander Stream

612

 

Looking toward the Fountain of Alexander Stream

613

 

Looking, from the Fountain, down Alexander Stream

615

 

Indian Chief. Noted by Thomas O. Mabbott as of Julius Rodman”

618

 

Dr. Thomas Holley Chivers

637

 

Edgar Allan Poe. Dated 1840

641

 

George Rex Graham

642

 

Poe-Period “Public Ledger” Building. Graham’s Magazine Office

449 [[649]]

 

“Old Nick” — Paul Émile Daurand Forgues

658

 

“Nadar” — Felix Tournachon

658

 

Island of the Fay

671

 

Dr. John Kearsley Mitchell

683

 

Henry Beck Hirst

695

 

Tiny Wine Glass and Scent Bottle that Poe and Virginia gave away

698

 

Locks of Poe’s and Virginia’s Hair

699

 

Mrs. Geo. Rex Graham

702

 

Charles Dickens, in 1842

714

 

United States Hotel, Philadelphia, 1842

716

 

Dr. John Aikin’s Stoke Newington Home

721

 

Chart Locating Manor House School 200 Yards from Dr. Aikin’s Home

722

 

John Aikin, M.D., 1747-1822

723

 

Mrs. Anna Lactitia Barbauld, 1743-1825

724

 

“English Notes” Title-Page

727

 

“English Notes” Dedication-Page

732

 

Philadelphia Exchange, 1812

740

 

Fairmount Water Works, Philadelphia, Pa.

745

 

Cooley’s Dam and Pratt’s Lemon Hill Mansion

746

 

The Eastern Penitentiary, Philadelphia

747

 

Center House, Poe’s Fairmount and Coates Street Home

748

 

Saratoga, N. Y., about 1850

763

 

Barhyte’s Trout Ponds, Saratoga, N. Y.

765

 

First United States Custom House

775

 

Dr. Rufus Wilmot Griswold

780

 

Judge Robert T. Conrad

783

 

Finding the Treasure

790

 

Showing the Treasure

791

 

Mantelpieces of Poe’s North 7th St., Spring Garden Home

797

 

Widow Barrett’s Lodging House, Washington, D. C.

805

 

Home of Thomas Cottrell Clarke

810

 

Poe’s Spring Garden Home, 234 North 7th St., Philadelphia

822

 

1. Night Watchman Calling the Hour. 2. Night Watchman

824

 

Poe’s Upper Room Study in his Spring Garden Home

825

 

Chairs of Poe’s Spring Garden Home

826

 

Captain Mayne Reid

828

 

Junius Brutus Booth

836

 

“The Elk, or Morning on the Wissahiccon”

848

 

“Morning on the Wissahickon”

849

 

Edgar Allan Poe, in 1843

860

 

 



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[page vii, unnumbered:]

INSCRIBED

To

MY MANY ABLE SELFLESS POE AIDES

With special reference to Edwin T. Stiger, The University Press, Cambridge, Mass.; James H. Whitty, Richmond, Va.; William J. McClellan and General Edgar Allan Poe, Baltimore, Md.; and Provost R. M. Hogg, Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland; also a dear and only brother, Thomas Wright Phillips, Senior, Los Angeles, Cal., whose financial ability, integrity, and beauty of character have honored every relationship of life with which he has come in touch, including the making possible by his sister this memorial tribute to
Edgar Allan Poe — The Man.

 


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[page iv, unnumbered:]

EDGAR ALLAN POE — THE MAN

VOLUME I

Edgar Allan Poe, we greet you!

Spirit-wise, here, do we meet you,

At this shrine to which the angels, long, long years ago,

Bore that soul of cloud and fire,

God-like grace and mad desire —

Earth’s proud prince of melancholy — Edgar Allan Poe.

 

Hidden from our mortal vision.

May you, in your fields elysian,

In a realm of bliss and beauty, far beyond Death’s shore,

Know that we, byt this fond token,

By these metalled words here spoken,

Your loved name in veneration hold forevermore.

 


The set of 2 volumes was issued in a box. Each volume had an identical dust-wrapper, except for the variation necessary to designate the volume as I or II. The back of the dust-wrapper lists 11 “IMPORTANT BIOGRAPHIES” published by John C. Winston Company, which lists only Philadelphia as the city of incorporation. The inner flaps of the dust-wrappers are blank. The front of the dust-wrapper has a small photograph of Poe’s head, cut from the Whitman daguerreotype of Poe. It is surrounded by the following (rather boastful and self-serving) text:

EDGAR ALLAN POE — THE MAN

BY

MARY E. PHILLIPS

With a Foreword by

JAMES H. WHITTY

referred to by the New York Times as “the greatest living authority on Poe”

The stigma which has been attached to America’s greatest literary genius is here removed. Since Poe’s death, seventy-seven years ago, a sympathetic America has had to accept statements of his indulgences.

Now the Truth is Known

It seems almost incredible that a work should now appear which contains sixty-five per cent new material. Yet this new, monumental work, years in the making, is a defense, substantiated by conclusive evidence, of him whose “imperishable fame is in all lands.”

A Standard, Final Biography

This publication, the only complete, illustrated life of Poe, is a definitive biography, intended for the librarian, the student, and the general reader of literature — all who would have revealed in a permanent biography the true story of Poe – America’s pre-eminent writer, but withal a man of mystery.

 


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