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Pliny Earle

(Born: December 31, 1809 - Died: May 17, 1892)

American physician and poet. He was an Alienist, an early form of psychiatry.

Pliny Earle

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


  • "Pliny Earle," The National Cyclopedia of American Biography, New York: James T. White & Co., 1909, 11:146
  • 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)
  • Sanborn, Franklin Benjamin, Memoirs of Pliny Earle, M.D., Boston: Damrell & Upham, 1898  (reprinted by Arno Press, 1973)
  • 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, 2:289  (part of an entry on Pliny Earle, his father)

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