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Miss Anne Charlotte Lynch

(Born: November 11, 1815 - Died: November 23, 1891)

American socialite, and a minor author and essayist. She moved to New York City in 1842. In 1855, she married Professor Vincenzo Botta. She is best known today for her soirees, which were attended by many of the most prominent members of the literary scene in New York City. Poe was a popular part of her social circle until his feud with Mrs. Ellet and Mrs. Locke.

Miss Anne Charlotte Lynch

Criticism (Texts and Variant Texts)
  • Notice from "The Literati"
    • "Anne C. Lynch" ("The Literati of New York City" - No. V) — September 1846 — Godey's Lady's Book
    • "Anne C. Lynch" ("The Literati") — 1850 — WORKS


  • Duyckinck, E. A. and G. L., "Anne Charlotte Botta," Cyclopedia of American Literature, New York: Charles Scribner, 1856, 2:627-628

  • 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.

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