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Mrs. Marguerite St. Leon Loud

(Born: ca. 1800 - Died: 1889)

Minor American poet. Marguerite St. Leon Barstow was born in Wysox, PA. In 1842, she married John Loud, a prominent Philadelphia manufacturer of pianos. Poe was to have edited her only collection of poetry, Wayside Flowers (1851), but he died in Baltimore on his way to Philadelphia. The book, Wayside Flowers (Boston, 1851), was instead edited by Park Benjamin.

Mrs. Marguerite St. Leon Loud

Criticism (Texts and Variant Texts)
  • Notice from "Autography"
    • "M. St. Leon Loud" ("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)
  • 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, 4:33

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