Rufus Wilmot Griswold


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Rufus Wilmot Griswold

Rufus Wilmot Griswold

(Born: February 15, 1815 - Died: August 27, 1857)

This engraving of Griswold was published in 1855, a few years before his death from tuberculosis. It is based on a portrait painted by  Miner Kilbourne Kellogg (1814-1889).

 

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  • Forgery: E. A. Poe to R. W. Griswold - undated, but supposedly 1842 (Griswold’s printed text is considered a fake. No manuscript exists.)
  • Forgery: E. A. Poe to R. W. Griswold - June 11, 1843 (Griswold’s printed text is considered a fake. No manuscript exists.)
  • Forgery: E. A. Poe to R. W. Griswold - January 10, 1845 (Griswold’s printed text is considered a fake. No manuscript exists.)
  • Forgery: E. A. Poe to R. W. Griswold - February 24, 1845 (Griswold’s printed version of the authentic letter is a fake.)
  • Forgery: E. A. Poe to R. W. Griswold - April 19, 1845 (Griswold’s printed version of the authentic letter is a fake.)
  • Forgery: E. A. Poe to R. W. Griswold - November 1, 1845 (Griswold’s printed text is considered a fake. No manuscript exists.)
  • Forgery: E. A. Poe to R. W. Griswold - early 1849 (Griswold’s printed text is considered a fake. No manuscript exists.)
  • Forgery: E. A. Poe to R. W. Griswold - undated, but supposedly May 1849 (Griswold’s printed postscript to the authentic letter is a fake.)

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  • Anonymous, “Our Contributors — No. XIX: Rufus Wilmot Griswold,” Graham’s Magazine, June 1845, 27:241-243
  • Duyckinck, E. A. and G. L., “Rufus Wilmot Griswold,” Cyclopedia of American Literature, New York: Charles Scribner, 1856, 2:611-612
  • 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, 3:3-4

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