Joseph Lemuel Chester


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Joseph Lemuel Chester

Joseph Lemuel Chester

(Born: April 30, 1821 - Died: May 28, 1882)

American antiquarian and poet. He was born in Norwich, CT. He published a collection of his poems, Greenwood Cemetery and Other Poems (New York: Saxton & Miles) in 1843. The title poem, “Greenwood Cemetery,” had been published in the Knickerbocker Magazine for January 1843 under the pseudonym of Julian Cramer. The book form gives his real name, with a preface dated January 1843. He died in London.

 

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  • Review of Greenwood Cemetery and Other Poems (This review is unknown, but suggested by Poe’s letter.)

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  • Heartman, Charles F. and James R. Canny, A Bibliography of First Printings of the Writings of Edgar Allan Poe, Hattiesburg, MS: The Book Farm, 1943.
  • Mabbott, Thomas Ollive, ed., The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe (Vols 2-3 Tales and Sketches), Cambridge, Mass.: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1978. (Second printing 1979)
  • Thomas, Dwight and David K. Jackson, The Poe Log: A Documentary Life of Edgar Allan Poe 1809-1849, Boston: G. K. Hall & Sons, 1987.
  • Wilson, James Grant and John Fiske, eds., Appleton’s Cyclopedia of American Biography, New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1889, 1:600

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