Check List of the Correspondence of Edgar Allan Poe — Part I: 1817-1837


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~~ 1817 ~~

1817 - August 14

RCL-001  

J. Allan or Mrs. F. Allan (Cheltenham, England) to Poe (London, England). Cited in J. Allan to G. Dubourg, 14 August 1817 (RF-1). [“Enclosed is a letter for Edgar who, if he writes at all, must direct his Mama as I do not think she will return with me.”] (RCL48-1.)



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~~ 1824 ~~

1824 - October 25

RCL-002  

Wm. H. L. Poe (Baltimore, MD) to Poe (Richmond, VA). Cited in J. Allan to Wm. H. L. Poe, 1 November 1824 (RF-2). [“I have just seen your letter of the 25th ult. to Edgar and am much afflicted that he has not written you.”] (RCL41-1; RCL48-2.)

1824 - November 17  (letter text)

RCL-003  

Poe and J. Lyle (Richmond, VA) to the Governor & Council of Virginia (Richmond, VA). Calendar of Virginia State Papers (1892), 10:518; Allen, 1:124; Quinn, p. 88; L [1948], 1:3 and 1:100 (facing) (F). James Pleasants, Jr. was Governor of Virginia in 1824. MS at Vi (Executive Papers of James Pleasants, Jr., box 286). (LTR48-1 // CL48-3.)

1824 - November 23  (letter text)

RCL-004  

Poe and J. Lisle [Lyle] (Richmond, VA) to P. V. Daniel (Richmond, VA). L [1948], 1:3-4. MS at Vi (Executive Papers of James Pleasants, Jr., box 286). (LTR48-2 // (RCL48-4.)



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~~ 1826 ~~

1826 - about February 21 (?)

RCL-005  

Poe (U. VA) to J. Allan (Richmond, VA). Cited in Poe to J. Allan, 3 January 1831 (RCL-61). (RCL41-2; RCL48-5.)

1826 - about February 24-27

RCL-006  

J. Allan (Richmond, VA) to Poe (U. VA). Cited in Poe to J. Allan, 3 January 1831 (RCL-61). (RCL41-3; RCL48-6.)

1826 - May [25] (letter text)

RCL-007  

Poe (U. VA) to J. Allan (Richmond, VA). Stanard, pp. 37-39 and 41-42 (F); L [1948], 1:4-5. MS at ViRVal. (LTR48-3 // CL41-4; RCL48-7.)

1826 - September 21 (letter text)

RCL-008  

Poe (U. VA) to J. Allan (Richmond, VA). Stanard, pp. 43-45 and 47-48 (F); L [1948], 1:6-7. MS at ViRVal. (LTR48-4 // CL41-5; RCL48-8.)

1826 - October - November (?)

RCL-008a

Poe (U. VA) to J. Allan (Richmond, VA). Implied in Poe to J. Allan, 3 January 1831 (RCL-61), and suggested by the fact that J. Allan sent Poe $100 (RCL-9). Cited in Ostrom’s note for LTR48-28. (RCL08-8a.)

1826 - about December

RCL-009  

J. Allan (Richmond, VA) to Poe (U. VA) (with $100). Implied in Poe to J. Allan, 3 January 1831 (RCL-61). (RCL48-9.)

1826 - late (?)

RCL-010  

Poe (U. VA) to J. Galt (Richmond, VA). Implied in Poe to J. Allan, 3 January 1831 (RCL-61). (RCL48-10.)

1826 - after late (?)

RCL-011  

J. Galt (Richmond, VA) to Poe (U. VA). Implied in Poe to J. Allan, 3 January 1831 (RCL-61). (RCL48-11.)

1826 - early-late (?)

RCL-011a

Poe (U. VA) to Miss S. E. Royster (Richmond, VA). Cited in “Conversation with Mrs. Shelton,” 19 November 1875 (RF-28). Mrs. Shelton (formerly Miss Royster) comments that “. . . during the time he was at the University he wrote to me frequently, but my father intercepted the letters . . . and I was not aware that he wrote to me until I was married to Mr. Shelton.” The exact dating and number of letters written at this time is unknown, but the recollection seems highly plausible. (RCL08-11a.)



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~~ 1827 ~~

1827 - [March 19] Monday (letter text)

RCL-012  

Poe (Richmond, VA) to J. Allan (Richmond, VA). Stanard, pp. 55-58 and 59-61 (F); L [1948], 1:7-8. MS at ViRVal. (LTR48-5 // CL41-6; RCL48-12.)

1827 - [March 20] Tuesday (letter text)

RCL-013  

Poe (Richmond, VA) to J. Allan (Richmond, VA). Stanard, pp. 63-64 and 65 (F); Robertson [Bibliography] 2:30 (F); L [1948], 1:8-9. MS at ViRVal. (LTR48-6 // CL41-7; RCL48-13.)

1827 - March 20 (letter text)

RCL-014  

J. Allan (Richmond, VA) to Poe (Richmond, VA). Stanard, pp. 69-70 (F). MS at ViRVal. (RCL41-8; RCL48-14.)

1827 - March 25 (letter text)

RCL-015  

E. G. Crump (Dinwiddie Co., VA) to Poe (en route to Boston, MA?). Stanard, pp. 52-53; Phillips, 1:270-271; Allen, 1:200; Quinn, p. 115-116. MS at DLC (Ellis-Allan). (RCL41-9; RCL48-15.)

1827 - March (?)

RCL-015a

Mrs. F. Allan (Richmond, VA) to Poe (en route to Boston, MA?) (two letters). Cited by Whitty [1911], p. xxx; and Phillips, 1:294. Phillips describes these as freeing “him [Poe] from all blame in the Allan family [sic] disturbing affairs.” Poe apparently kept both letters, at some point giving them to his wife, Virginia. After her death in 1847, they supposedly passed to Poe’s cousin, Elizabeth R. Herring (by then, Mrs. Edmund Smith). Phillips also implies letters from Poe to Mrs. F. Allan, but it is little more than a reasonable speculation on her part. Unfortunately, Phillips also repeats a story that Poe “wrote his foster-mother when he was in Europe,” which may be dismissed along with the long discredited notion that Poe ran off to Europe in 1827. (RCL08-15a.)



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~~ 1828 ~~

1828 - December 1 (letter text)

RCL-016  

Poe (Fort Moultrie, Charleston, SC) to J. Allan (Richmond, VA). Stanard, pp. 75-78 and 79-81 (F); L [1948], 1:9-11. (The facsimile in Stanard shows a fragment missing from the left margin and restored incorrectly at the right margin.) MS at ViRVal. (LTR48-7 // CL41-11; RCL48-16.)

1828 - December 22 (letter text)

RCL-017  

Poe (Fortress Monroe, Old Point Comfort, VA) to J. Allan (Richmond, VA). Stanard, pp. 87-90 and 91-94 (F); L [1948], 1:11-13. MS at ViRVal. (LTR48-8 // CL41-12 and CL41-13; RCL48-17.)

1828 - before December 23 - February 1829

RCL-018  

J. Mackenzie (Richmond, VA) to Poe (Fortress Monroe, Old Point Comfort, VA). Cited in Poe to J. Allan, 4 February 1829 (RCL-20). (RCL48-18.)

1828 - December 23 - February 3, 1829

RCL-019  

Poe (Fortress Monroe, Old Point Comfort, VA) to J. Mackenzie (Richmond, VA). Cited in Poe to J. Allan, 4 February 1829 (RCL-20). (RCL41-14; RCL48-19 and RCL48-[19a].)




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~~ 1829 ~~

1829 - February 4 (letter text)

RCL-020  

Poe (Fortress Monroe, Old Point Comfort, VA) to J. Allan (Richmond, VA). Stanard, pp. 99-102 and 103-106 (F); L [1948], 1:13-15. MS at ViRVal. (LTR48-9 // CL41-15; RCL48-20.)

1829 - March 10 (letter text)

RCL-021  

Poe (Fortress Monroe, Old Point Comfort, VA) to J. Allan (Richmond, VA). Stanard, pp. 113-114 and 115-116 (F); L [1948], 1:15-16. MS at ViRVal. (LTR48-10 // CL41-16; RCL48-21.)

1829 - May 11 (letter text)

RCL-022  

Wm. Wirt (Baltimore, MD) to Poe (Baltimore, MD). Stanard, pp. 131-132; Phillips, 1:334. MS at MB (Griswold). (RCL41-17 and CL41-[A1]; RCL48-22.)

1829 - May 12-27 (?)

RCL-023  

Poe (Baltimore, MD) to R. Walsh (Philadelphia, PA). Implied in Poe to J. Allan, 29 May 1829 (RCL-30). (RCL48-23.)

1829 - after May 12-27

RCL-024  

R. Walsh (Philadelphia, PA) to Poe (Baltimore, MD). Implied in Poe to J. Allan, 29 May 1829 (RCL-30). (RCL48-24.)

1829 - about May 14

RCL-025  

Poe (Baltimore, MD) to J. Allan (Richmond, VA). Cited in J. Allan to Poe, 18 May 1829 (RCL-26). In CL41, this entry was dated 16 May. (RCL41-18; RCL48-25 and CL48-[25a].)

1829 - May 18 (letter text)

RCL-026  

J. Allan (Richmond, VA) to Poe (Baltimore, MD) (with a $100 draft, and other money). Stanard, pp. 121-122 (F). MS at ViRVal. (RCL41-19; RCL48-26.)

1829 - May 20 (letter text)

RCL-027  

Poe (Baltimore, MD) to J. Allan (Richmond, VA). Stanard, pp. 125-126 and 127-128 (F); L [1948], 1:16-17. MS at ViRVal. (LTR48-11 // CL41-20; RCL48-27.)

1829 - before May 27 (letter text)

RCL-028  

Poe (Heiskell’s Indian Queen Hotel, Philadelphia, PA) to I. Lea (Philadelphia, PA). Quinn, pp. 138-143 (F); Parke-Bernet sale (Drexel Institute), 17-18 October 1944, item 199 (F, of first page); L [1948], 1:18-19; Sotheby’s (NY) sale (Chrysler), 7 December 1954, item 263 (F, of first page); House of El Dieff cat. (Jamaica, NY), May 1955 (F, partial). MS at TxU-Hu. SP $2,500 (1944); $3,000 (1954). (LTR48-12 // CL41-21; RCL48-28 and CL48-[28a].)

1829 - May 27

RCL-029  

I. Lea (Philadelphia, PA) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA). Docketed on Poe to I. Lea, before 27 May 1829 (RCL-28). (RCL48-29.)

1829 - May 29 (letter text)

RCL-030  

Poe (Baltimore, MD) to J. Allan (Richmond, VA). Stanard, pp. 133-136 and 137-140 (F); L [1948], 1:19-21. MS at ViRVal. (LTR48-13 // CL41-22; RCL48-30.)

1829 - June 8

RCL-031  

J. Allan (Richmond, VA) to Poe (Baltimore, MD). Cited in Poe to J. Allan, 25 June 1829 (RCL-34); and docketed on Poe to J. Allan, 29 May 1829 (RCL-30). (RCL41-23; RCL48-31.)

1829 - June 10

RCL-032  

Poe (Baltimore, MD) to J. Allan (Richmond, VA). Cited in Poe to J. Allan, 25 June 1829 (RCL-34). (RCL41-24; RCL48-32.)

1829 - before June 25

RCL-033  

J. M. Poe (Baltimore, MD) to Poe (Baltimore, MD). Cited in Poe to J. Allan, 25 June 1829 (RCL-34). Poe calls his cousin “Edward Mosher.” (RCL48-33.)

1829 - June 25 (letter text)

RCL-034  

Poe (Baltimore, MD) to J. Allan (Richmond, VA). Stanard, pp. 145-147 and 149-152 (F); L [1948], 1:21-23. (The facsimile in Stanard omits a portion of page 2.) MS at ViRVal. (LTR48-14 // CL41-25; RCL48-34.)

1829 - July 15 (letter text)

RCL-035  

Poe (Baltimore, MD) to J. Allan (Richmond, VA). Stanard, pp. 153-154 and 155-156 (F); L [1948], 1:23-24. MS at ViRVal. (LTR48-15 // CL41-26; RCL48-35.)

1829 - July 19

RCL-036  

J. Allan (Richmond, VA) to Poe (Baltimore, MD). Cited in Poe to J. Allan, 26 July 1829. (RCL41-27; RCL48-36.)

1829 - July 26 (letter text)

RCL-037  

Poe (Baltimore, MD) to J. Allan (Richmond, VA). Stanard, pp. 157-161 and 163-166 (F); L [1948], 1:24-27. MS at ViRVal. (LTR48-16 // CL41-29; RCL48-37.)

1829 - July 28 (letter text)

RCL-038  

Poe (Baltimore, MD) to Carey, Lea & Carey (Philadelphia, PA). Phillips, 1:335; Allen, 1:250-251; Heartman & Canny [1940], p. 209 (quoted); L [1948], 1:27-28. First printed, in a limited edition of 25 copies, by Charles Brombach in 1917. MS at NN (Berg). (Formerly in the collection of O. D. Young, which was donated to the NYPL in 1941, through an arrangement with Dr. A. A. Berg.) (LTR48-17 // CL41-30; RCL48-38.)

1829 - August 3

RCL-039  

Carey, Lea & Carey (Philadelphia, PA) to Poe (Baltimore, MD). Docketed on Poe to Carey, Lea & Carey, 28 July 1829 (RCL-38). (RCL41-31; RCL48-39.)

1829 - August 4 (letter text)

RCL-040  

Poe (Baltimore, MD) to J. Allan (Richmond, VA). Stanard, pp. 171-173 and 175-176 (F); L [1948], 1:28-29. MS at ViRVal. (LTR48-18 // CL41-32; RCL48-40.)

1829 - about August 7

RCL-041  

J. Allan (Richmond, VA) to Poe (Baltimore, MD). Cited in Poe to J. Allan, 10 August 1829 (RCL-42). (RCL41-33; RCL48-41.)

1829 - August 10 (letter text)

RCL-042  

Poe (Baltimore, MD) to J. Allan (Richmond, VA). Stanard, pp. 181-183 and 185-187 (F); L [1948], 1:29-30. MS at ViRVal. (LTR48-19 // CL41-34; RCL48-42.)

1829 - August 19

RCL-043  

J. Allan (Richmond, VA) to Poe (Baltimore, MD). Docketed on Poe to J. Allan, 10 August 1829 (RCL-42). (RCL48-43.)

1829 - before September (?)

RCL-044  

Poe (Baltimore, MD) to J. Neal (Boston, MA). Implied by J. Neal in Yankee and Boston Literary Gazette (September 1829, no. 3), ns 1:168. (RCL41-[A2]; RCL48-44.)

1829 - about October 27-28

RCL-045  

J. Allan (Richmond, VA) to Poe (Baltimore, MD). Cited in Poe to J. Allan, 30 October 1829 (RCL-46). (RCL41-35; RCL48-45.)

1829 - October 30 (letter text)

RCL-046  

Poe (Baltimore, MD) to J. Allan (Richmond, VA). Stanard, pp. 193-195 and 197-198 (F); L [1948], 1:30-32. MS at ViRVal. (LTR48-20 // CL41-36; RCL48-46.)

1829 - [October - November] (letter text)

RCL-047  

Poe (Baltimore, MD) to J. Neal (Boston, MA). Yankee and Boston Literary Gazette (December 1829, no. 6), ns 1:295-298; Portland Daily Advertiser (26 April 1850) 20:2; H [1903], p. 443; W [1909], 1:58-60; L [1948], 1:32-33. MS unlocated; transcript by J. Neal (10 May 1875) at ViU (Ingram, item 224). (LTR48-21 // CL41-41; RCL48-47 and CL48-[53a].)

1829 - November 12 (letter text)

RCL-048  

Poe (Baltimore, MD) to J. Allan (Richmond, VA). Stanard, pp. 203-204 and 205 (F); L [1948], 1:33-34. MS at ViRVal. (LTR48-22 // CL41-37; RCL48-48.)

1829 - about November 15

RCL-049  

J. Allan (Richmond, VA) to Poe (Baltimore, MD). Cited in Poe to J. Allan, 18 November 1829 (RCL-50). (RCL41-38; RCL48-49.)

1829 - November 18 (letter text)

RCL-050  

Poe (Baltimore, MD) to J. Allan (Richmond, VA). Stanard, pp. 213-214 and 215 (F); L [1948], 1:34; new SLM (January 1941) 3:22-23 and 25 (F). MS at ViRVal. (LTR48-23 // CL41-39; RCL48-50.)

1829 - November (?)

RCL-051  

Poe (Baltimore, MD) to N. P. Willis (NY, NY). Possible letter similar to Poe to Neal, before September (?) 1829 (RCL-44). Willis criticized “Fairyland” in American Monthly Magazine (November 1829) 1:587. (RCL41-[A3]; RCL48-51.)

RCL-051a

1829 - November (?)

Poe (Baltimore, MD) to Mrs. S. J. Hale (Boston, MA). Possible letter similar to Poe to J. Neal, before September (?) 1829 (RCL-44). The Ladies’ Magazine (January 1830) printed a brief review of Al Aaraaf. The Poe Log, p. 103, says the review is not by Mrs. Hale. (RCL08-51a.)

before December 29 (?)

RCL-052  

J. Neal (Boston, MA) to Poe (Baltimore, MD). Implied by J. Neal in Portland (ME) Portland Daily Advertiser (26 April 1850), 20:2 and in J. Neal to Mrs. M. N. Gove, 30 November 1846 (RF-11). (RCL48-52.)

1829 - [December 29] (letter text)

RCL-053  

Poe (Baltimore, MD) to J. Neal (Boston, MA). Portland Daily Advertiser (26 April 1850), 20:2; W [1909], 1:369; Phillips, 1:344; Allen, 1:260; Ernest Dressel North cat. (1935); L [1948], 1:35-36. MS at TxU-Hu (formerly in the collections of Wm. H. Koester and J. H. Whitty). (LTR48-24 // CL41-40; RCL48-53.)



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1830 - about January (?)

RCL-053a

Poe (Baltimore, MD) to Mrs. S. J. Hale (Boston, MA). Implied by what Ostrom describes as “an unpublished scratch note” at MB (Griswold) in which Poe copies almost all of a 30 January 1830 review from the Ladies’ Magazine, which was edited by Mrs. Hale. Poe’s note includes a line that reads “Dr Madam,” suggesting a letter in reply to the review, which would have been quite typical for Poe. See L [1948], 1:106. Mrs. Hale’s son, David E. Hale, was at West Point with Poe. (RCL08-53a.)

1830 - before May 1-3

RCL-054  

Sgt. S. Graves (Old Point Comfort, VA) to Poe (Washington, DC). Cited in Poe to S. Graves, 3 May 1830 (RCL-56). (RCL48-54.)

1830 - May 1-3

RCL-055  

Sgt. S. Graves (Old Point Comfort, VA) to Poe (Richmond, VA). Cited in Poe to S. Graves, 3 May 1830 (RCL-56). (RCL41-42; RCL48-55.)

1830 - May 3 (letter text)

RCL-056  

Poe (Richmond, VA) to Sgt. S. Graves (Old Point Comfort, VA). Stanard, pp. 221-223 and 225-227 (F); L [1948], 1:36-37. MS at ViRVal. (LTR48-25 // CL41-43; RCL48-56.)

1830 - May 21

RCL-057  

J. Allan (Richmond, VA) to Poe (Baltimore, MD; forwarded to West Point, NY). Cited in Poe to J. Allan, 28 June 1830 (RCL-58). (RCL41-44; RCL48-57.)

1830 - June 28 (letter text)

RCL-058  

Poe (West Point, NY) to J. Allan (Richmond, VA). Stanard, pp. 233-235 and 237-238 (F); L [1948], 1:37-38. MS at ViRVal. (LTR48-26 // CL41-45; RCL48-58.)

1830 - November 6 (letter text)

RCL-059  

Poe (West Point, NY) to J. Allan (Richmond, VA). Stanard, pp. 243-245 and 247-248 (F); L [1948], 1:38-39. MS at ViRVal. (LTR48-27 // CL41-46; RCL48-59.)

1830 - December 27-28

RCL-060  

J. Allan (Richmond, VA) to Poe (West Point, NY). Cited in Poe to J. Allan, 3 January 1831 (RCL-61). (RCL41-47; RCL48-60.)



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~~ 1831 ~~

1831 - January 3 (letter text)

RCL-061  

Poe (West Point, NY) to J. Allan (Richmond, VA) (misdated by Poe as 1830). Stanard, pp. 253-258 and 259-262 (F); L [1948], 1:39-43. (The facsimile in Stanard shows a portion of leaf 2, broken off and improperly restored.) MS at ViRVal. (LTR48-28 // CL41-48; RCL48-61 and CL48-[53b].)

1831 - about February 20 (?)

RCL-062  

Poe (NY, NY) to Wm. H. L. Poe (Baltimore, MD). Cited in Poe to J. Allan, 21 February 1831 (RCL-63). (RCL41-49; RCL48-62.)

1831 - February 21 (letter text)

RCL-063  

Poe (NY, NY) to J. Allan (Richmond, VA). Stanard, pp. 267-269 and 271-273 (F); L [1948], 1:43-44. MS at ViRVal. (LTR48-29 // CL41-50; RCL48-63.)

1831 - March 10 (letter text)

RCL-064  

Poe (NY, NY) to Colonel S. Thayer (West Point, NY). NY Sun (30 October 1902); H (1903), p. 449; W [1909], 1:79-80; Stanard, p. 277; Phillips, 1:392-393; Allen 1:304; L [1948], 1:44-45. MS at NWM. (LTR48-30 // CL41-51; RCL48-64.)

1831 - May 6 (letter text)

RCL-065  

Poe (Baltimore, MD) to Wm. Gwynn (Baltimore, MD). Atlantic Monthly (December 1884), 54:824-825; W [1885], pp. 63-64; Catalogue of the Collection of Autographs Formed by F. J. Dreer, 1893, 2:38; W [1909], 1:88; Phillips, 1:418; L [1948], 1:45. MS at PHi. (LTR48-31 // CL41-53; RCL48-65.)

1831 - about May - August (?)

RCL-065a

Poe (Baltimore, MD) to Miss K. Bleakley (Baltimore, MD). Cited by Phillips, 1:421-423, where she notes that Poe wrote Miss Kate Bleakley “verses and letters.” Her father, Matthew Bleakley, was the proprietor of the Armistead Hotel, “on ’short Swan Street,' between Market Space and Jones Falls.” Miss Bleakley was later married, twice (first to Mr. W. B. Paine and then Mr. Henderson). All of these papers were apparently burned after the death of Miss Bleakley’s daughter, Annie Paine, following an outbreak of yellow fever in New Orleans, LA. Phillips gives her source as an article in the NY Herald (14 June 1903). (RCL08-65a.)

1831 - October 16 (letter text)

RCL-066  

Poe (Baltimore, MD) to J. Allan (Richmond, VA). Stanard, pp. 279-281 and 283-284 (F); L [1948], 1:46-47. MS at ViRVal. (LTR48-32 // CL41-54; RCL48-66.)

1831 - before November 18 (?)

RCL-067  

J. Allan (Richmond, VA) to Poe (Baltimore, MD). Implied in Poe to J. Allan, 18 November 1831 (RCL-68). (RCL48-67.)

1831 - November 18 (letter text)

RCL-068  

Poe (Baltimore, MD) to J. Allan (Richmond, VA). Stanard, pp. 291-292 and 293 (F); L [1948], 1:47-48. MS at ViRVal. (LTR48-33 // CL41-55; RCL48-68.)

1831 - December 15 (letter text)

RCL-069  

Poe (Baltimore, MD) to J. Allan (Richmond, VA). Stanard, pp. 299-301 and 303-304 (F); L [1948], 1:48-49; new SLM (January 1941), 3:23 and 26-27 (F). MS at ViRVa1. (LTR48-34 // CL41-56; RCL48-69.)

1831 - December 29 (letter text)

RCL-070  

Poe (Baltimore, MD) to J. Allan (Richmond, VA). Stanard, pp. 305-306 and 307 (F); L [1948], 1:49. MS at ViRVal. (LTR48-35 // CL41-57; RCL48-70.)



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~~ 1832 ~~

1832 - (?)

RCL-070a

There are no cited or specifically identifiable letters for this period, although Whitty [1911] says “An old printer told me that he carried letters for Poe from Baltimore to Richmond prior to 1835” (p. xxxv). Whitty states that Poe learned through this correspondence that John Allan was ill, and arranged a trip to Richmond about June 1832 in hope of a reconciliation. Whitty further suggests that this correspondence was with Miss Valentine (Mrs. F. Allan’s sister) and “the old Allan servants.” Allen repeats part of this story, saying “A printer by the name of Askew is known to have carried letters back and forth for Poe from Richmond” (Allen, p. 1:337, where he gives his source as “information given to the author in Richmond, July, 1925”). (RCL08-70a.)

1832 - Summer (?)

RCL-070b

Poe (Baltimore, MD) to Miss M. Starr (Exeter St., Baltimore, MD). Cited in A. Van Cleef, “Poe’s Mary,” Harper’s Monthly (March 1889, 78:638): “After the quarrel I have just told you about I . . . returned his letters unopened. My mother also forbade him the house. He sent me a letter by Virginia. I sent it back unopened. He wrote again, and I opened the letter. He addressed me formally as Miss —, and upbraided me in satiric terms for my heartless, unforgiving disposition.” TOM [Poems] 1:232 accepts the story as “basically true but probably overcolored,” although he dates the romance as 1834. Mary Starr is sometimes referred to as Mary Devereaux, using the last name of her Baltimore uncle, James Devereaux, as “Poe’s Mary,” or simply as “Baltimore Mary.” (RCL08-70b.)

1832 - Summer (?)

RCL-070c

J. Devereaux (Exeter St., Baltimore, MD) to Poe (Baltimore, MD). Cited in A. Van Cleef, “Poe’s Mary,” Harper’s Monthly (March 1889, 78:638): “My uncle was very indignant, and resented Mr. Poe’s letter so much that he wrote him a very severe, cutting letter, without my knowledge.” (RCL08-70c.)

1832 - Summer (?)

RCL-070d

J. Allan (Richmond, VA) to Poe (Baltimore, MD). Cited in A. Van Cleef, “Poe’s Mary,” Harper’s Monthly (March 1889, 78:636): “Mr. Poe once gave me a letter to read from Mr. Allan, in which the latter said, referring to me, that if he married any such person he would cut him off without a shilling.” This entry is included with reservations. (RCL08-70d.)




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~~ 1833 ~~

1833 - April 12 (letter text)

RCL-071  

Poe (Baltimore, MD) to J. Allan (Richmond, VA). Stanard, pp. 313-314 and 315 (F); L [1948], 1:49-50; new SLM (January 1941), 3:24 and 28 (F). MS at ViRVal. (LTR48-36 // CL41-59; RCL48-71.)

1833 - May 4 (letter text)

RCL-072  

Poe (Baltimore, MD) to Messrs. Buckingham (Boston, MA). Quinn, pp. 200-201 (F of page 1); L [1948], 1:53-54; Sotheby’s (NY) sale (Martin), 30-31 January 1990, item 2219 (F); the 19th Century Shop (Baltimore, MD) cat., 1992, item 27 (F); Quoth the Raven, Selections from the S. J. Tane EAP Collection, 1997, pp. 24-26. First printed, in a limited edition facsimile of 25 copies, by G. Blumenthal, about 1925. The facsimile, presumably made in Paris, was an unusually careful reproduction, printed on Japanese vellum. The full text was given in a French translation by André Fontainas in EAP: Lettres à John Allan, son père adoptif, Paris: G. Crès, 1930, pp. 10-11 (but misdated as 1823). MS in the collection of Mrs. S. J. Tane. (At one time in the collection of Mrs. G. Blumenthal.) (LTR48-37 // CL41-60; RCL48-72.)



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~~ 1834 ~~

1834 - about November [19] (letter text)

RCL-073  

Poe (Baltimore, MD) to J. P. Kennedy (Baltimore, MD). Century Magazine (August 1894), 48:573-574; H [Works], 1:1-2; W [1909], 1:104-105; Phillips, 1:479-480; L [1948], 1:54-55. MS at MdBJ-P; transcript with note signed by J. P. Kennedy at MB (Griswold); transcript by A. F. Poe at ViU (Ingram, item 6). (LTR48-38 // CL41-61; RCL48-73 and CL48-[73a].)

1834 - December 19 (letter text)

RCL-074  

Poe (Baltimore, MD) to J. P. Kennedy (Baltimore, MD) (a follow-up note to the letter of about 19 Nov, CL-73). Sotheby’s (London) sale, 18 December 1934, item 246 (F); L [1948], 1:55-56; House of El Dieff (Jamaica, NY) cat. (1957). MS at TxU-Hu (formerly in the collection of Wm. H. Koester); auctioneer’s transcript in Ia-U (TOM). SH $200 (1934); about $5000 (1957). (LTR48-39 // CL41-62; RCL48-74 and CL48-[73b].)

1834 - December 22 (letter text)

RCL-075  

J. P. Kennedy (Baltimore, MD) to Poe (Baltimore, MD). Century Magazine (August 1894), 48:574; H [Works], 17:3; W [1909], 1:105-106; The Poe Log, pp. 142-143. MS at MB (Griswold). (RCL41-63; RCL48-75.)




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~~ 1835 ~~

1835 - March 15, Sunday (letter text)

RCL-076  

Poe (Baltimore, MD) to J. P. Kennedy (Baltimore, MD). Century Magazine (August 1894), 48:574; H [Works], 17:4; W [1909], 1:107; Phillips, 1:482-483; L [1948], 1:56. MS at MdBJ-P; transcript by A. F. Poe at ViU (Ingram, item 7). (LTR48-40 // CL41-66; RCL48-76.)

1835 - March 15

RCL-077  

J. P. Kennedy (Baltimore, MD) to Poe (Baltimore, MD). Cited in Poe to J. P. Kennedy, Sunday 15 [March] 1835 (RCL-78). (RCL41-65; RCL48-77.)

1835 - [March] 15, Sunday (letter text)

RCL-078  

Poe (Baltimore, MD) to J. P. Kennedy (Baltimore, MD). Tuckerman, Life of Kennedy (NY: Putnam, 1871); Atlantic Monthly (December 1884), 54:826; Century Magazine (August 1894), 48:574; H [Works], 17:2 (misdated as “1833”); W [1909], 1:107-108; Phillips, 1:483; L [1948], 1:56-57. MS at MdBJ-P; transcript by A. F. Poe at ViU (Ingram, item 8). (LTR48-41 // (RCL41-67; RCL48-78 and CL48-[70a].)

1835 - before April 30

RCL-078a

Poe (Baltimore, MD) to L. A. Wilmer (Baltimore, MD). In Our Press Gang (1859), Wilmer states that Poe planned to join him in the creation of a literary magazine in Baltimore, and that they “had some correspondence” in regard to these plans before Poe accepted a position at the SLM (pp. 35-36). Assuming that Wilmer’s recollections (reprinted by TOM [Merlin], p. 26) were accurate, we may presume several letters written between the two men about this time. (RCL08-78a.)

1835 - before April 30 (?)

RCL-079  

T. W. White (Richmond, VA) to Poe (Baltimore, MD). Implied in Poe to T. W. White, 30 April 1835 (RCL-80). (RCL48-79.)

1835 - [April 30] (letter text)

RCL-080  

Poe (Baltimore, MD) to T. W. White (Richmond, VA). First portion of letter printed in SLM (May 1835) 1:468; Whitty [1911], pp. xxviii-xxix; Anderson sale (Hirst descendant), 9 May, 1921, item 565 (excerpt). Rest of letter (with a few words missing) printed in Modern Philology (August 1927), 25:101-105; Phillips, 1:488-489; L [1948], 1:57-59. MS fragment of second portion at CSmH (HM 21868). SH $120 (1921). (LTR48-42 // CL41-68 and CL41-69; RCL48-80 and CL48-[84a].)

1835 - before May 18

RCL-081  

Poe (Baltimore, MD) to H. C. Carey (Philadelphia, PA). Cited in H. C. Carey to J. P. Kennedy, 18 May 1835 (RF-3). At one time, the correspondent was assumed as E. L. Carey. (RCL41-70; RCL48-81 and CL48-[81a].)

1835 - May 20

RCL-082  

T. W. White (Richmond, VA) to Poe (Baltimore, MD). Cited in Poe to T. W. White, 30 May 1835 (RCL-84). (RCL41-71; RCL48-82.)

1835 - May 21-25 (?)

RCL-083  

J. P. Kennedy (Baltimore, MD) to Poe (Baltimore, MD). Implied in Poe to T. W. White, 30 May 1835 (RCL-84). (RCL41-72; RCL48-83 and CL48-[82a].)

1835 - May 30 (letter text)

RCL-084  

Poe (Baltimore, MD) to T. W. White (Richmond, VA). G [Memoir], 3:xiii (1850), and 1:xxix (1853) (two paragraphs and a brief excerpt are quoted); Century Magazine (August 1894), 48:574-575; H [Works], 17:4-6; W [1909], 1:110-113; L [1948], 1:59-61. MS at MB (Griswold). (LTR48-43 // CL41-73; RCL48-84 and CL48-[83a].)

1835 - June 8

RCL-085  

T. W. White (Richmond, VA) to Poe (Baltimore, MD). Cited in Poe to T. W. White, 12 June 1835 (RCL-86). (RCL41-74; RCL48-85.)

1835 - June 12 (letter text)

RCL-086  

Poe (Baltimore, MD) to T. W. White (Richmond, VA). Century Magazine (August 1894), 48:575; H [Works], 17:7; W [1909], 1:114-115, L [1948], 1:61-62. MS at MB (Griswold). (LTR48-44 // CL41-75; RCL48-86.)

1835 - June 18

RCL-087  

T. W. White (Richmond, VA) to Poe (Baltimore, MD). Cited in Poe to T. W. White, 22 June 1835 (RCL-88). (RCL41-76; RCL48-87.)

1835 - June 22 (letter text)

RCL-088  

Poe (Baltimore, MD) to T. W. White (Richmond, VA). G [Memoir], 3:xiii (1850), and 1:xxix (1853); Century Magazine (August 1894), 48:575; H [Works], 17:8-10; W [1909], 1:115-118; L [1948], 1:62-64. MS at MB (Griswold). (LTR48-45 // CL41-77; RCL48-88 and CL48-[84b].)

1835 - July 14

RCL-089  

T. W. White (Richmond, VA) to Poe (Baltimore, MD). Cited in Poe to T. W. White, 20 July 1835 (RCL-91). (RCL41-78; RCL48-89.)

1835 - July 16

RCL-090  

T. W. White (Richmond, VA) to Poe (Baltimore, MD). Cited in Poe to T. W. White, 20 July 1835 (RCL-91). (RCL41-79; RCL48-90.)

1835 - July 20 (letter text)

RCL-091  

Poe (Baltimore, MD) to T. W. White (Richmond, VA). Century Magazine (August 1894), 48:575-576; H [Works], 17:10-12; W [1909], 1:118-121; L [1948], 1:64-66. MS on loan at ViRP. (Formerly owned by Merrill Griswold of Boston, who died in 1962.) (LTR48-46 // CL41-80; RCL48-91.)

1835 - about August 17

RCL-092  

Wm. Poe (Augusta, GA) to Poe (Richmond, VA). Cited in Poe to Wm. Poe, 20 August 1835 (RCL-93) and Poe to Mrs. M. Clemm, 29 August 1835 (RCL-97). (RCL41-81; RCL48-92 and CL48-[92a].)

1835 - August 20 (letter text)

RCL-093  

Poe (Richmond, VA) to Wm. Poe (Augusta, GA). H [Works], 17:13-16 (partial); Gulf States Historical Magazine (January 1903), 1:281-283; L [1948], 1:66-69 (see also L [1966], 2:672). MS at NN (Berg). (Formerly in the collections of Mrs. W. Y. Dill, Wm. Poe’s grand-daughter, and O. D. Young.) (LTR48-47 // (RCL41-82; RCL48-93.)

1835 - about August 20

RCL-094  

Poe (Richmond, VA) to Mrs. M. Clemm (Baltimore, MD). Cited in Poe to Mrs. M. Clemm, 29 August 1835 (RCL-97). (RCL41-83; RCL48-94.)

1835 - August 20-26

RCL-095  

Mrs. M. Clemm (Baltimore, MD) to Poe (Richmond, VA). Cited in Poe to Mrs. M. Clemm, 29 August 1835 (RCL-97), and Mrs. M. Clemm to N. Poe, 26 August 1860: “I wrote to Eddie asking his advice . . .” (RF-24). (RCL41-84; RCL48-95.)

1835 - August 27-28

RCL-096  

Mrs. M. Clemm (Baltimore, MD) to Poe (Richmond, VA). Cited in Poe to Mrs. M. Clemm, 29 August 1835 (RCL-97). (RCL41-85; RCL48-96.)

1835 - August 29 (letter text)

RCL-097  

Poe (Richmond, VA) to Mrs. M. Clemm (and Miss V. E. Clemm) (Baltimore, MD). Quinn & Hart, p. 6 (F); Quinn, pp. 219-224 (F); L [1948], 1:69-71. MS at MdBE (Amelia F. Poe). (LTR48-48 // CL41-86; RCL48-97.)

1835 - September 4 (letter text)

RCL-098  

Poe (Richmond, VA) to J. Neal (Boston, MA). Am. Art Assoc. sale (Brown) 15-16 October 1935, item 413 (F); L [1948], 1:72. MS at TxU-Hu (formerly in the collection of Wm. H. Koester). SH $400 (1935). (LTR48-49 // CL41-87; RCL48-98.)

1835 - before September 8 (?)

RCL-099  

Poe (Richmond, VA) to Dr. J. H. Miller (Westminster, MD). Implied in Poe to J. P. Kennedy, 11 September 1835 (RCL-101). (RCL48-99.)

1835 - September 8-9

RCL-100  

Dr. J. H. Miller (Westminster, MD) to Poe (Richmond, VA). Cited in Poe to J. P. Kennedy, 11 September 1835 (RCL-101). (RCL41-88; RCL48-100 and CL48-[98a].)

1835 - September 11 (letter text)

RCL-101  

Poe (Richmond, VA) to J. P. Kennedy (Baltimore, MD). Tuckerman, Life of Kennedy (1871) (partial); Century Magazine (August 1894), 48:576 (the rest of the letter); H [Works], 17:16-18; W [1909], 1:138-141; Phillips, 1:505; L [1948], 1:73-75. MS at MdBJ-P; transcript by A. F. Poe at ViU (Ingram, item 9). (LTR48-50 // CL41-89; RCL48-101 and CL48-[72a].)

1835 - September 15-20 (?)

RCL-102  

Poe (Richmond, VA or Baltimore, MD ?) to T. W. White (Richmond, VA). Implied in T. W. White to Poe, 29 September 1835 (RCL-104). (RCL41-90; RCL48-102.)

1835 - September 19 (letter text)

RCL-103  

J. P. Kennedy (Baltimore, MD) to Poe (Richmond, VA, but forwarded to Baltimore, MD on September 22). G [Memoir] 3:xiii-xiv (1850) and 1:xxix-xxx (1853) (partial); Century Magazine (August 1894), 48:576 (the rest of the letter); H [Works], 17:19-20; W [1909], 1:141-143; Phillips, 1:507 (partial). MS at MB (Griswold). (RCL41-91; RCL48-103.)

1835 - September 29 (letter text)

RCL-104  

T. W. White (Richmond, VA) to Poe (Baltimore, MD). G [Memoir] 3:xiv (1850) and 1:xxx (1853) (quoted, but with alterations); Century Magazine (August 1894), 48:578; H [Works], 17:20-21; W [1909], 1:144-146. MS at MB (Griswold). (RCL41-92; RCL48-104.)

1835 - before October 6

RCL-105  

Wm. Poe (Augusta, GA) to Poe (Richmond, VA). Cited in Mrs. M. Clemm to Wm. Poe, 7 October 1835 (RF-4). (RCL41-[A4]; RCL48-105.)

1835 - October 8 (letter text)

RCL-106  

Poe (Richmond, VA) to R. M. Bird (Philadelphia, PA) (with Poe as amanuensis for T. W. White). Anderson sale, 13-14 November 1916, item 71; Am. Art Assoc. sale (Hall), 20-21 April 1921, part 3, item 493 (misdated as October 6, 1845); Thomas F. Madigan cat., no 145 (November 1923), p. 19; L [1948], 1:75-76. MS unlocated. SH $155 (1916); $140 (1921). (LTR48-51 // CL41-94; RCL48-106 and CL48-[105a].)

1835 - October 31 (letter text)

RCL-107  

Poe (Richmond, VA) to L. Minor (Charlottesville, VA) (written by Poe, but signed “Thomas W. White”). Merwin-Clayton sale (Wallace), 18 January 1911, item 255; Anderson sale (Coggeshall) 25-27 April 1916, item 465; L [1948], 1:76. MS unlocated. SH $24 (1911); $210 (1916). (LTR48-51a // CL41-95; RCL48-107.)

1835 - about November 26 (?) (letter text)

RCL-107a

Poe (Richmond, VA ?) to – ? (Baltimore, MD ?), fragment. MS at ViRP. This correspondent may be F. W. Thomas, see CL-124a. (LTR08-51b // CL08-107a.)

1835 - before November 29

RCL-107b

Poe (Richmond, VA) to Carey & Lea. Implied by E. L. Carey & I. Lea to Poe, 29 November 1835 (RCL-108). (RCL08-107b.)

1835 - November 29 (letter text)

RCL-108  

E. L. Carey & I. Lea (Philadelphia, PA) to Poe (Richmond, VA). W [1909], 2:375 (where it is misdated “1836”). The Poe Log, p. 181, suggests that the writer of the letter was H. C. Carey. MS unlocated. (RCL41-144; RCL48-108 and CL48-[165a].)

before December 1 (?)

RCL-109  

P. P. Cooke (Winchester, VA) to Poe (Richmond, VA). Implied in Poe to B. Tucker, 1 December 1835 (RCL-110). (RCL48-109.)

1835 - December 1 (letter text)

RCL-110  

Poe (Richmond, VA) to B. Tucker (Williamsburg, VA). Century Magazine (March 1924), n.s 85:653-655; L [1948], 1:76-79. MS at ViU (gift of Charles W. Davison, Jr.). (Formerly in the collection of G. P. Coleman.) (LTR48-52 // CL41-96; RCL48-110.)

1835 - December 5 (letter text)

RCL-111  

B. Tucker (Williamsburg, VA) to Poe (Richmond, VA). Century Magazine (August 1894), n.s 26:581; H [Works], 17:21-24. MS at MB (Griswold). (RCL41-97; RCL48-111.)

1835 - late 1835 (or early 1836) (?)

RCL-111a

R. M. Bird (Philadelphia, PA) to Poe (Richmond, VA). Implied (as “some months ago”) in Poe to R. M. Bird, 7 June 1836 (RCL-143). (RCL48-142; RCL08-111a.)



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~~ 1836 ~~

1836 - January 12 (letter text)

RCL-112  

Poe (Richmond, VA) to G. Poe, Jr. (Mobile, AL). W [1885], pp. 78-79; H [Works], 17:25-26; W [1909], 1:161-163; Quinn & Hart, pp. 13-14; L [1948], 1:79-80. MS at MdBE (Amelia F. Poe). (LTR48-53 // CL41-98; RCL48-112.)

1836 - January 21 (letter text)

RCL-113  

Poe (Richmond, VA) to E. L. Carey & A. Hart (Philadelphia, PA) (misdated by Poe as 1835). Henkels sale (Dubbs), 21-22 March 1893, item 1213, cited (and summarized as “Requesting that they send the editor of the ‘Southern Literary Messenger,’ a copy of Bulwer’s novel, ‘Rienzi,’ for review”); Bangs sale, 16 February 1898, item 690, cited. Princeton University Library Chronicle (February 1949) 10:91-92; L [1966], 2:672-673. MS at NjP. SH $10.50 (1898). (LTR66-53a // CL41-64; RCL48-113 and CL48-[75a].)

1836 - January 22 (letter text)

RCL-114  

Poe (Richmond, VA) to J. P. Kennedy (Baltimore, MD). Century Magazine (August 1894) n.s 26:578; H [Works], 17:26-27; L [1948], 1:81-82. MS at MdBJ-P; transcript by A. F. Poe at ViU (Ingram, item 10). (LTR48-54 // CL41-99; RCL48-114.)

1836 - January 23-24

RCL-115  

Poe (Richmond, VA) to B. Tucker (Williamsburg, VA). Cited in B. Tucker to T. W. White, 26 January 1836 (RF-5). (RCL41-100; RCL48-115.)

1836 - January 26 (?)

RCL-116  

B. Tucker (Williamsburg, VA) to Poe (Richmond, VA). Inferred from Phillips 1:521. This item may be an error, with Phillips confusing Tucker’s letter to White of this date, in which case it is the same as CL-115. (RCL41-101; RCL48-116.)

1836 - February 5 (letter text)

RCL-117  

Poe (Richmond, VA) to L. Minor (Charlottesville, VA). W [1909], 2:370-371; L [1948], 1:83. MS at MB (Griswold). (LTR48-55 // CL41-102; RCL48-117.)

1836 - February 9 (letter text)

RCL-118  

J. P. Kennedy (Baltimore, MD) to Poe (Richmond, VA). Century Magazine (August 1894) n.s 26:578 (partial); H [Works], 17:28-29; W [1909], 1:148-149. MS at MB (Griswold). (Quinn, p. 241 erroneously states that the MS is at MdBJ-P.) (RCL41-103; RCL48-118.)

1836 - February 9 (letter text)

RCL-119  

Poe (Richmond, VA) to S. G. Bulfinch (Augusta, GA). Am. Art Assoc. cat, 4-5 May 1925, item 466, cited (noted only as to “an author of Savannah, Ga.”; American Literature (January 1957) 28:507; L [1948], 1:83 and L [1966], 2:673. MS at CLU-C. SH $170 (1925). (LTR48-56 // CL41-104; RCL48-119.)

1836 - February 11 (letter text)

RCL-120  

Poe (Richmond, VA) to J. P. Kennedy (Baltimore, MD). Century Magazine (August 1894) n.s 26:579 (partial); H [Works], 17:29-31; L [1948], 1:83-85. H [Works] omits Hubard’s name and relocates the postscript. MS at MdBJ-P; transcript by A F. Poe at ViU (Ingram, item 11). (LTR48-57 // CL41-105; RCL48-120.)

1836 - February 12

RCL-121  

G. Poe (Mobile, AL) to Poe (Richmond, VA). Docketed on Poe to G. Poe, 12 January 1836 (RCL-112). (RCL41-106; RCL48-121 and CL48-[121a].)

1836 - before February 20

RCL-122  

Poe (Richmond, VA) to E. L. Carey & I. Lea (Philadelphia, PA). Cited in Carey & Lea to Poe, 20 February 1836 (RCL-123). (RCL41-[A5]; RCL48-122.)

1836 - February 20 (letter text)

RCL-123  

Carey & Lea (Philadelphia, PA) to Poe (Richmond, VA). W [1909], 2:375. MS unlocated. (RCL41-107; RCL48-123.)

1836 - February 24

RCL-124  

J. C. McCabe (Richmond, VA) to Poe (Richmond, VA). Cited in Poe to J. C. McCabe, 3 March 1836 (RCL-125). (RCL48-124.)

1836 - about March

RCL-124a

Poe (Richmond, VA) to F. W. Thomas (Baltimore, MD). Cited in Phillips, 1:438. It is possible that this item could be CL-107a. (RCL41-114; RCL08-124a.)

1836 - March 3 (letter text)

RCL-125  

Poe (Richmond, VA) to J. C. McCabe (Richmond, VA). A. C. Gordon, Memories and Memorials of Wm. G. McCabe (Richmond: Old Dominion Press, 1925), 1:16-17; L [1948], 1:85-87 and L [1966], 2:674-675. MS at ViU (Barrett). (LTR48-58 // CL48-125.)

1836 - March 10 (letter text)

RCL-126  

Poe (Richmond, VA) to L. Minor (Charlottesville, VA). Anderson sale (Barrows), 14-15 January 1925, item 380 (F); Am. Art Assoc. sale (Meyer), 12-13 January 1938, item 225 (with excerpts); L [1948], 1:87-88. Poe is apparently replying to a letter from Minor to White. MS at TxU-Hu (formerly in the collections of A. Wm. Anthony and Wm. H. Koester). SH $700 (1938). (LTR48-59 // CL41-108; RCL48-126.)

1836 - before March 17 (?)

RCL-127  

Poe (Richmond, VA) to J. K. Paulding (NY). Implied in Paulding to Poe, 17 March 1836 (RCL-128). (RCL41-109 and CL41-[A6]; RCL48-127 and CL48-[125a].)

1836 - March 17 (letter text)

RCL-128  

J. K. Paulding (NY) to Poe (Richmond, VA). Century Magazine (August 1894) n.s 26:583; H [Works], 17:31-32; W [1909], 1:159-160; The Letters of J. K. Paulding, ed. R. M. Aderman (Madison: U. of Wisconsin Press, 1962), pp. 177-178. MS at MB (Griswold). (RCL41-110; RCL48-128.)

1836 - before March 29

RCL-129  

W. Poe (Macon, GA) to Poe (Richmond, VA). Cited in Poe to Wm. Poe, 12 April 1836 (RCL-132). (RCL41-111; RCL48-129.)

1836 - March 29

RCL-130  

Wm. Poe (Augusta, GA) to Poe (Richmond, VA). Cited in Poe to Wm. Poe, 12 April 1836 (RCL-132). (RCL41-112; RCL48-130.)

1836 - about March 30

RCL-131  

Poe (Richmond, VA) to W. Poe (Macon, GA). Cited in Poe to Wm. Poe, 12 April 1836 (RCL-132). (RCL41-113; RCL48-131.)

1836 - April 12 (letter text)

RCL-132  

Poe (Richmond, VA) to Wm. Poe (Augusta, GA). W [1909], 1:377-378; L [1948], 1:88 [see also L [1966], 2:675]. This letter was not printed in NY Times, 15 February 1908, as stated by W [1909]. MS unlocated; a notarized transcript at Vi. (Phillips, 1:528, states that the MS was owned by George Dunlop, of Kilmarnock, Scotland.) (LTR48-60 // CL41-115; RCL48-132.)

1836 - April 12 (letter text)

RCL-133  

Poe (Richmond, VA) to Mrs. L. H. Sigourney (Hartford, CT). Am. Art Assoc. sale (Perry), 11-12 March 1936, item 432 (F, partial); Quinn, pp. 238-239; L [1948], 1:89-90. MS at TxU-Hu (formerly in the collection of Wm. H. Koester). (LTR48-61 // CL41-116; RCL48-133.)

1836 - April 23 (letter text)

RCL-134  

Mrs. L. H. Sigourney (Hartford, CT) to Poe (Richmond, VA). Philadelphia Saturday Museum (4 March 1843), p. 1, col. 4 (one sentence); H [Works], 17:33-35. MS at MB (Griswold). (RCL41-117; RCL48-134.)

1836 - April 26 (letter text)

RCL-135  

J. P. Kennedy (Baltimore, MD) to Poe (Richmond, VA). H [Works], 17:32-33; Parke-Bernet sale (Barrett), 1 November 1950, item 935 (brief excerpt). MS unlocated. (Formerly in the collection of Wm. M. Griswold.) (RCL41-118; RCL48-135.)

1836 - May 2 (letter text)

RCL-136  

Poe (Richmond, VA) to B. Tucker (Williamsburg, VA). Century Magazine (March 1924), 107:655-656; L [1948], 1:90-91. MS at ViW (Tucker-Coleman papers) (gift of C. W. Davison, Jr.). (Formerly in the collection of G. P. Colman.) (LTR48-62 // CL41-119; RCL48-136.)

1836 - May 3

RCL-137  

S. G. Bulfinch (Augusta, GA) to Poe (Richmond, VA). Cited in Poe to S. G. Bulfinch, 8 June 1836 (RCL-149). (RCL48-138; RCL66-137.)

1836 - May 23 (letter text)

RCL-138  

Poe (Richmond, VA) to J. Sparks (Cambridge, MA). L [1948], 1:91. Poe is apparently writing in reply to a letter from J. Sparks to T. W. White. MS at MH-H. (LTR48-63 // CL41-120; RCL48-137; RCL66-138.)

1836 - June 3 (letter text)

RCL-139  

Poe (Richmond, VA) to J. H. Causten (Washington, DC). Daughters of the American Revolution Magazine (September 1933), 67:539-546 (F); Anderson sale, 4-5 January 1934, item 350 (F); L [1948], 1:91-93. MS at TxU-Hu (formerly in the collection of Wm. H. Koester). SH $1,800 (1934). (LTR48-64 // CL41-121; RCL48-139.)

1836 - June 3

RCL-140  

Poe (Richmond, VA) to Harper & Brothers (NY, NY). Cited in Harper & Brothers to Poe, 19 June 1836 (RCL-152). (RCL41-122; RCL48-140.)

1836 - June 4

RCL-141  

Poe (Richmond, VA) to Mrs. L. H. Sigourney (Hartford, CT). Cited in Mrs. L. H. Sigourney to Poe, 11 June 1836 (RCL-150). (RCL41-123; RCL48-141.)

1836 - [before June 7]

RCL-142  

[R. M. Bird to Poe. Moved to CL-111a.]

1836 - June 7 (letter text)

RCL-143  

Poe (Richmond, VA) to R. M. Bird (Philadelphia, PA). Catalogue of the Collection of Autographs Formed by F. J. Dreer, 1893, 2:38; Independent (NY) (25 April 1901), p. 940; H [Works], 17:35-36; L [1948], 1:93 and 1:facing p. 116 (F). MS at TxU-Hu (formerly in the collection of Wm. H. Koester). (LTR48-65 // CL41-125; RCL48-143.)

1836 - June 7 (letter text)

RCL-144  

Poe (Richmond, VA) to J. F. Cooper (Cooperstown, NY). Correspondence of J. F. Cooper (New Haven: Yale U. Press, 1922), 1:356-357; L [1948], 1:94. MS at Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, NY, where it is pasted on a large screen. (Formerly owned by Dr. H. F. S. Cooper at “Fynmere,” his home in Cooperstown, NY.) A copy in pencil, probably by Cooper’s grandson, is at CtY. (LTR48-66 // CL48-144.)

1836 - about June 7

RCL-145  

Poe (Richmond, VA) to Mrs. S. J. Hale (Boston, MA). Cited in Poe to Mrs. S. J. Hale, 20 October 1836 (RCL-164). (RCL48-145.)

1836 - June 7 (letter text)

RCL-146  

Poe (Richmond, VA) to F. Halleck (NY, NY). J. G. Wilson, Life and Letters of Fitz-Greene Halleck (NY: D. Appleton, 1869), pp. 396-397. Anderson sale (McKee) 27 April 1903, item 6504; Am. Art Assoc. sale (Burgess), 16-17 December 1929, item 105 (F); L [1948], 1:94-95. MS at TxU-Hu (formerly in the collection of Wm. H. Koester). SH $70 (1903); $2100 (1929). (LTR48-67 // CL41-126; RCL48-146.)

1836 - June 7 (letter text)

RCL-146a

Poe (Richmond, VA) to W. Irving (Newburg, NY). American Literature. (May 1955) 27:250-251; L [1966], 2:676-677. MS at RPB. (LTR66-67a // CL66-146a.)

1836 - June 7

RCL-146b

Poe (Richmond, VA) to – ? (– ?). The correspondent may be J. K Paulding, in which case it would supplant CL-147a. MS unlocated; photocopy preserved by U-Ia (TOM). (LTR08-67b // CL08-146b.)

1836 - June 7  (letter text)

RCL-147  

Poe (Richmond, VA) to J. P. Kennedy (Baltimore, MD). Ingram 1:140-141; H [Works], 17:36-37; A Catalogue of Printed Books, Autograph Letters, Drawing and Pictures Collected by F. Locker-Lampson, 1886, p. 212, cited; W [1909], 1:164-166; L [1948], 1:95-96; Sotheby’s (NY) sale (Martin), 30-31 January 1990, item 2220 (with CL-164 and 554). MS unlocated. SH $47,500 (1990). (LTR48-68 // (RCL41-127; RCL48-147 and CL48-[156a].)

1836 - June 7 (?)

RCL-147a

Poe (Richmond, VA) to J. K. Paulding (NY, NY). Implied by J. K. Paulding to Poe, after June 7 (RCL-148). (RCL74-147a.)

1836 - June 7  (letter text)

RCL-147b

Poe (Richmond, VA) to E. Everett (Boston, MA). MS at MHi. (LTR08-68a // CL08-67b.)

1836 - after June 7 (?)

RCL-148  

R. M. Bird (Philadelphia, PA) to Poe (Richmond, VA). Possibly accompanied contribution to SLM solicited in Poe to R. M. Bird, 7 June 1836 (RCL-143). (RCL48-148.)

1836 - after June 7 (?) (letter text)

RCL-148a

J. K. Paulding (NY, NY) to Poe (Richmond, VA). Two one-sentence fragments, printed in SLM (July 1836) 2:517 (one of several puffs for the SLM. Others merely cited include R. Walsh, Alexander Slidell, C. Anthon, L. H. Sigourney). The second fragment is essentially repeated, and specifically attributed to Paulding, in the biographical article on Poe in the Philadelphia Saturday Museum (4 March 1843), p. 1, col. 2: “. . . Mr. J. K. Paulding says, in a letter now upon our table . . . .” The Poe Log, p. 210, following C. H. Watts in American Literature. (May 1955) 27:249-251, erroneously attributes this second SLM excerpt to Washington Irving. (RCL74-148a.)

1836 - after June 7 (?) (letter text)

RCL-148b

F. Halleck (NY, NY) to Poe (Richmond, VA). A two-sentence fragment, printed in SLM (July 1836) 2:517 (see also CL 148a). (RCL08-148b.)

1836 - June 8 (letter text)

RCL-149  

Poe (Richmond, VA) to S. G. Bulfinch (Augusta, GA). Am. Art Assoc. sale, 4-5 May 1925, item 467; L [1948], 1:96-97 and L [1966], 2:677-678. MS at CLU-C. SH $230 (1925). (LTR48-69 // CL41-128; RCL48-149.)

1836 - before June 11

RCL-149a

Poe (Editor of SLM, Richmond, VA) to J. F. Otis (Washington, DC). Cited in J. F. Otis to Editor of SLM [Poe] 11 June 1836 (RCL-149b). (RCL81-149a.)

1836 - June 11 (letter text)

RCL-149b

J. F. Otis (Washington, DC) to Editor of SLM [Poe] (Richmond, VA). Poe Studies (June 1975) 8:12-13. MS at MB (Griswold, MS 796). (RCL81-149b.)

1836 - about June 11

RCL-149c

Mrs. S. J. Hale (Boston, MA) to Poe (Richmond, VA). A probable letter accompanying Mrs. Hale’s contribution of “A Profession for Ladies” to SLM (August 1836) 2:571-572. (RCL08-149c.)

1836 - June 11 (letter text)

RCL-150  

Mrs. L. H. Sigourney (Hartford, CT) to Poe (Richmond, VA). G. S. Haight, Mrs. Sigourney (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1930), pp. 84-85; H [Works], 17:37-38. MS at MB (Griswold). (RCL41-129; RCL48-150.)

1836 - June 18 (letter text)

RCL-150a

Poe (Richmond, VA) to P. S. Du Ponceau (Philadelphia, PA). American Literature. (November 1952) 24:358-359; L [1966], 2:678-679. MS at PHi. (LTR66-69a // CL81-150a.)

1836 - June 18 (letter text)

RCL-151  

Poe (Richmond, VA) to F. Lieber (Columbia, SC). Manuscripts from Goodspeed’s, cat. 540, (April 1967), cover and p. 97 (F); Emerson Society Quarterly (2d Quarter 1968) no. 51: pt. 2, p. 51 (F); Sotheby’s (NY) sale (Sang), 26 April 1978, item 242; Hamilton, Great Fakes and Famous Forgeries (1980), p. 115 (F, partial, as an authentic example of Poe’s handwriting); Sotheby’s (NY) sale, 31 October 1986, item 171; L [1974], p. 514-515. MS unlocated. SH $8,500 (1978); $11,000 (1986). (LTR74-69b // CL41-130; RCL48-151.)

1836 - June 19 (letter text)

RCL-152  

Harper & Brothers (NY, NY) to Poe (Richmond, VA). Quinn, pp. 250-251. MS at MB (Griswold). (RCL41-124; RCL48-152 and CL48-[141a].)

1836 - June 28 (letter text)

RCL-153  

F. Lieber (Charleston, SC) to Poe (Richmond, VA). SLM (August 1836) 2:535-538. An epistolary article. The address of “Columbia, S. C. — Fort Moultrie” is printed at the top of the article. (RCL41-131; RCL48-153.)

1836 - July 4 (letter text)

RCL-153a

Poe (Richmond, VA) to L. Cass (Washington, DC). “The Quarto Extra” accompanying Quarto (October 1949) no. 19; L [1966], 2:679-680. MS at MiU-C (Lewis Cass). (LTR66-69b; LTR74-69c // CL66-153a.)

1836 - July 16 (letter text)

RCL-154  

Poe (Richmond, VA) to L. W. Tazewell (Richmond, VA). Richmond Times-Dispatch, 11 November 1923, part 7, p. 3; L [1948], 1:97-98. MS at InU (Lilly). (LTR48-70 // CL41-132; RCL48-154.)

1836 - before July 30 (?)

RCL-155  

M. Carey (Philadelphia, PA) to Poe (Richmond, VA) (with an article on “Study of the Learned Languages”). Implied in Poe to M. Carey, 30 July 1836 (RCL-155). (RCL41-133; RCL48-155 and CL48-[154a].)

1836 - July 30 (letter text)

RCL-156  

Poe (Richmond, VA) to M. Carey (Philadelphia, PA). Catalogue of the Collection of Autographs Formed by F. J. Dreer, 1893, 2:38, cited; W [1909], 2:371-372; L [1948], 1:98-99. MS at PHi. (LTR48-71 // CL41-134; RCL48-156.)

1836 - after July 30

RCL-156a

M. Carey (Philadelphia, PA) to Poe (Richmond, VA). Implied by the request made by Poe to M. Carey, 30 July 1836 (RCL-156), and the changes actually made in the SLM article. (RCL08-156a.)

1836 - August 2

RCL-157  

Poe (Richmond, VA) to – ? (– ?). Henkels sale, 23-24 May 1900, item 229, cited (a one-page quarto). MS unlocated. SH $19.50 (1900). (RCL41-135; RCL48-157.)

1836 - [August 19] (letter text)

RCL-158  

Poe (Richmond, VA) to H. Haines (Petersburg, VA). Americana (January 1942) 36:70; L [1948], 1:99-100. MS at ViRP. (LTR48-72 // CL41-136; RCL48-158.)

1836 - [before September 2] (letter text)

RCL-159  

Poe (Richmond, VA) to the editor of the Courier & Daily Compiler (Richmond, VA). Richmond Courier & Daily Compiler (2 September 1836) p. 2; H [Works], 8:xii-xv; H (1903) 2:458-460; L [1948], 1:100-103. Files of the Courier & Daily Compiler are at Vi. (LTR48-73 // CL41-138; RCL48-159 and CL48-[160a].)

1836 - early September

RCL-159a

Nourse, Semple & Thompson (committee for the Franklin Literary Society of Jefferson College, Canonsburg, PA) to Poe (Richmond, VA). Inferred from the minutes of the Society, 9 September 1836, entry No. 1556, which reads: “A. E. Poe [sic] Honorary member. Nourse Semple & Thompson Jr com. —” (PWW). See also, “College ‘Lit’ First to Recognize Poe,” Richmond Times-Dispatch (6 October 1935), magazine section, p. 3. (RCL81-159a.)

1836 - early September (letter text)

RCL-159b

Poe (Richmond, VA) to Nourse, Semple & Thompson (for the Franklin Literary Society, Canonsburg, PA). In 1935 only the close and signature of Poe’s response to CL-159a were extant (printed in Richmond Times-Dispatch, 6 October 1935, magazine section, p. 3). MS fragment unlocated, but possibly in private hands. (LTR08-73a // CL81-159b.)

1836 - September 2 (letter text)

RCL-160  

Poe (Richmond, VA) to H. Hall (Philadelphia, PA). Sewanee Review (April 1928) 36:172-174; L [1948], 1:103-105. MS at PHC. (LTR48-74 // CL41-137; RCL48-160.)

1836 - September 26

RCL-160a

Poe (Richmond, VA) to Rev. S. Gilman (Charleston, SC). Cited in Henkels sale, 5 December 1898, item 241. It had been sold the year before by Dodd Mead sale, March 1897 (as a one-page ALS, with an address). ABC, 1899, item 8707, gives the date as September 30, 1836 and describes the letter as asking Gilman to contribute to SLM. No contributions by Gilman to SLM are known. MS unlocated. SH $18 (1898). (RCL81-160a.)

1836 - September 26 (letter text)

RCL-160b

Poe (Richmond, VA) to C. Ellis, Sr. RR Auction, November 16, 2012, item 642 (F). MS in the collection of S. J. Tane (formerly in the collection of A. McCormick Blaine, purchased from autograph dealer W. Benjamin in the 1890s; sold by a descendant of Mrs. McCormick in 2012.) SH: $40,953.60 (2012) [[new entry inserted, Nov. 17, 2012]]

1836 - before October 4 (?)

RCL-160c

Saunders & Otley (NY, NY) to Poe (Richmond, VA). Cited in E. W. Johnston to T. W. White, 4 October 1836 (RF-6). (RCL74-160a; RCL81-160b.) [[renumbered from RCL-160b to RCL-160c to insert new entry in the properly sequence.]]

1836 - after October 4 (?)

RCL-161  

Poe (Richmond, VA) to E. W. Johnston or Saunders & Otley (NY, NY) (with Poe, possibly, as amanuensis for T. W. White). See Quinn, pp. 251n45, and see also CL-160b. (RCL48-161.)

1836 - before October 17

RCL-162  

Poe (Richmond, VA) to T. R. Dew (Williamsburg, VA). Cited in T. R. Dew to Poe, 17 October 1836 (RCL-163). (RCL41-140; RCL48-162 and CL48-[161a].)

1836 - October 17 (letter text)

RCL-163  

T. R. Dew (William & Mary College, Williamsburg, VA) to Poe (Richmond, VA). H [Works], 17:39-40 (where he is misidentified as W. R. Dew). MS at MB (Griswold). (RCL41-141; RCL48-163.)

1836 - before October 20

RCL-163a

Mrs. S. J. Hale (Boston, MA) to [Wm. G. Simms] Editor of SLM (Richmond, VA) (erroneously addressed to Simms, Poe was the editor). Cited in Poe to Mrs. S. J. Hale, 20 October 1836 (RCL-164). (RCL81-163a.)

1836 - October 20 (letter text)

RCL-164  

Poe (Richmond, VA) to Mrs. S. J. Hale (Boston, MA) (misdated by Poe as 1837). Nation (1 July 1909), 89:9-10; Anderson sale (Hale), 27 April 1925, item 224 (F); L [1948], 1:105-106; Sotheby’s (NY) sale (Martin), January 1990, item 2220 (with 147 and 554). MS unlocated. SH $280 (1925); $47,000 (1990); $162,520 (2012). The cat. of CA autograph dealer J. Maddelena, Profiles in History (Fall/Winter 1993), listed the letter at $39,500. Sold on May 17, 2012 by RR Auctions (Amherst, NH) to an unidentified buyer. (LTR48-75 // CL41-142, CL41-154, and CL41-155; RCL48-164, CL48-[175a], CL48-[175b], and CL48-[175c].)

1836 - October 31 (letter text)

RCL-165  

T. R. Dew (Williamsburg, VA) to Poe (Richmond, VA). MS at MB (Griswold). (RCL41-143; RCL48-165.)

1836 - November 12 (letter text)

RCL-165a

Poe (Richmond, VA) to E. S. Van Winkle (NY, NY). Charles Hamilton Autographs, cat. no. 51, 5 August, 1971, item 282 (F); L [1974], p. 515-516. MS unlocated. SH $3,500 (1971). (LTR74-75a // CL74-165a.)

1836 - November 23

RCL-165b

E. S. Van Winkle (NY, NY) to Poe (Richmond, VA). Cited in Poe to E. S. Van Winkle, 26 November 1836 (RCL-165c). (RCL74-165b.)

1836 - November 26 (letter text)

RCL-165c

Poe (Richmond, VA) to E. S. Van Winkle (NY, NY). Charles Hamilton Autographs, cat. no. 51, 5 August 1971, item 283 (F); Collector, 1972 (advertised by W. R. Benjamin, on p. 9); L [1974], p. 516-517. MS unlocated. SH $3,500 (1971); $7,500 (1972). (LTR74-75b // CL74-165c.)

1836 - December 9

RCL-166  

J. H. Causten (Washington, DC) to Poe (Richmond, VA). Docketed on Poe to Causten, 3 June 1836 (RCL-139). (RCL41-145; RCL48-166.)

1836 - December 24

RCL-167  

A. B. Magruder (Charlottesville, VA) to Poe (Richmond, VA) (with an essay for SLM). Cited in Poe to A. B. Magruder, 9 January 1837 (RCL-168). (RCL41-146; RCL48-167.)



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1837 - January 9 (letter text)

RCL-168  

Poe (Richmond, VA) to A. B. Magruder (Charlottesville, VA). W [1909], 2:372-373; L [1948], 1:106-107 and L [1966], 2:680-681; Emerson Society Quarterly, no. 31 (2d Quarter 1963): 31 (F). W [1909] seems to confuse this correspondent with Gen. John B. Magruder. MS unlocated. (LTR48-76 // CL41-147; RCL48-168.)

1837 - before January 17 (?)

RCL-169  

Poe (Richmond, VA) to T. W. White (Richmond, VA). Implied by T. W. White to Poe, 17 January 1837 (RCL-170). (RCL41-148; RCL48-169 and CL48-[168a].)

1837 - January 17 (letter text)

RCL-170  

T. W. White (Richmond, VA) to Poe (Richmond, VA). Century Magazine (August 1894), 48:579; H [Works], 17:41-42; W [1909], 1:182-183. MS at MB (Griswold). (RCL41-149; RCL48-170.)

1837 - January or earlier

RCL-171  

Poe (Richmond, VA) to L. A. Wilmer (Baltimore, MD). Cited in Wilmer’s Our Press Gang (1859), pp. 39-40, and these references reprinted by TOM [Merlin], p. 26. (RCL48-171.)

1837 - before February 28 (?)

RCL-172  

Wm. H. Carpenter, J. S. Norris & J. Burns (Baltimore, MD) to Poe (NY, NY). Implied by Poe to Wm. H. Carpenter, et al., 28 February 1837 (RCL-173). (RCL48-172.)

1837 - February 28 (letter text)

RCL-173  

Poe (NY, NY) to Wm. H. Carpenter, J. S. Norris & J. Burns (Baltimore, MD). Am. Art Assoc. sale (Holden), 21 April 1910, item 2595; Heartman & Rede, 2:78-79; Heartman & Canny (1940), p. 211; Heartman & Canny (1943), p. 41; L [1948], 1:111; Charles Hamilton cat., no. 92 (1976), item 211. In taking this text from an undated newspaper clipping, most references to this letter perpetuate the error of “Brown” for “Burns.” MS at IaU (Mabbott). SH $65 (1910); $4,500 (1976). (LTR48-77 // CL41-150 and CL41-151; RCL48-173.)

1837 - May 27

RCL-174  

Poe (NY, NY) to C. Anthon (NY, NY). Cited in C. Anthon to Poe, 1 June 1837 (RCL-175). (RCL41-152; RCL48-174 and CL48-[171a].)

1837 - June 1 (letter text)

RCL-175  

C. Anthon (NY, NY) to Poe (NY, NY). Century Magazine (August 1894), 48:583; H [Works], 17:42-43 (with Hebrew characters which are not in the MS); W [1909], 1:189 (the main body of the letter only, not the attached explanations). MS at MB (Griswold). (RCL41-153; RCL48-175.)

1837 - early - spring 1838 (?) (letter text)

RCL-176  

Dr. F. L. Hawks (NY, NY) to Poe (NY, NY). Excerpt quoted in Philadelphia Saturday Museum (4 March 1843), p. 1, col. 2; W [1909], 1:378n186. (RCL41-156; RCL48-176 and CL48-[175d].)



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Notes:

The present Check List is a revision and an expansion of Ostrom’s A Check List of Letters to and from Poe (published as No. 4 in the Bibliographical Series sponsored by the Alderman Library of the University of Virginia, 1941) and subsequent editions (1948, 1966, 1974, and 1981). As a result of considerable study and analysis of Poe’s correspondence and various other resources, the original list has been essentially eclipsed, and even the revised versions have now been supplanted. (The present Check List was originally developed as a web-based version of Ostrom’s 1981 “Revised Check List,” with numerous corrections made by Jeffrey A. Savoye. That corrected and improved Check List was incorporated in the 2008 edition of The Collected Letters of Edgar Allan Poe.) Additional corrections to the present Check List are solicited, and may be provided through the Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore.

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