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John Priestley

(Born: about 1794 - Died: January 2, 1873)

Born in Ireland. Came to the US as an infant.

Paper manufacturer. For 20 years, he was the treasurer of the Century Club, in New York.

Brief obituary in the Nation, Jan. 9, 1873, p. 26. A one-sentence obituary appears in the New York Times for Jan. 3, 1873.


  • 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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