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Jesse Erskine Dow

(Born: January 21, 1809 - Died: October 23, 1850)

American journalist, editor and author. He served about the frigate Constitution from August 1835 - April 4, 1836, later publishing a 10-part series of "Sketches from the Log of Old Ironsides" in Burton's Gentleman's Magazine, beginning with the issue for July 1839. According to Mary E. Phillips, he was the doorkeeper of the House of Representatives in 1844 (Phillips, 1:906).

Criticism (Texts and Variant Texts)
  • Notice from "Autography"
    • "J. E. Dow" ("A Chapter on Autography" - part II) — December 1841 — Graham's Magazine


  • 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)
  • Phillips, Mary Elizabeth, Edgar Allan Poe the Man, 1926.
  • 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, 2:218  (a very brief note is part of the entry on Daniel Dow)

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