Check List of the Correspondence of Edgar Allan Poe — Part II: 1838-1841


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1838 - before July 19

RCL-176a

J. K. Paulding (Washington, DC?) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA). Cited in Poe to J. K. Paulding, 19 July 1838 (RCL-176b). It is possible that Paulding’s letter was in reply to a yet earlier one written to him by Poe but now unrecorded. (RCL08-176a.)

1838 - July 19  (letter text)

RCL-176b

Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to J. K. Paulding (Washington, DC?). Yale University Library Gazette (April 1959) 30:150, item 29 (F); L [1966], 2:681 and L [1974], p. 517-518. MS-fragment at PP (Gimbel). (LTR66-77a // RCL66-176a; LTR08-176b.)

1838 - before September 4

RCL-177  

N. C. Brooks (Baltimore, MD) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA). Cited in Poe to N. C. Brooks, 4 September 1838 (RCL-178). (RCL41-[A7]; RCL48-177.)

1838 - September 4  (letter text)

RCL-178  

Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to N. C. Brooks (Baltimore, MD). Ingram 1:154-155; H [Works], 17:44-45; L [1948], 1:111-113; see also unidentified Baltimore Gazette newspaper clipping (n.d.) at ViU (Ingram, item 490). MS unlocated. (LTR48-78 // RCL41-157; RCL48-178.)

1838 - September 11  (letter text)

RCL-178a

Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to J. C. Cox (Philadelphia, PA). Sotheby’s (NY) sale, 1 June 1995, item 312. MS in the collection of “The California Collector.” SH $18,000 (1995). (LTR08-78a // RCL08-178a.)



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1839 - February 19

RCL-179  

Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to Harper & Brothers (NY, NY). Cited in Harper & Brothers to Poe, 20 February 1839 (RCL-180). (RCL48-179.)

1839 - February 20 letter text

RCL-180  

Harper & Brothers (NY, NY) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA). MS at MB (Griswold). (RCL48-180.)

1839 - before April (?)

RCL-181  

J. L. O’sullivan (NY, NY) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA). Implied in Aristidean (October 1845) 1:318. A preceding letter from Poe to Sullivan is also possible. (RCL48-181.)

1839 - before May 11 (?)

RCL-182  

Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to W. E. Burton (Philadelphia, PA). Implied in W. E. Burton to Poe, 11 May 1839 (RCL-183). (RCL41-158; RCL48-182 and CL48-[181a].)

1839 - May 10 [11] Saturday  (letter text)

RCL-183  

W. E. Burton (Philadelphia, PA) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA). Century Magazine (September 1894), 48:726; H [Works], 17:45-46; W [1909], 1:202-203; Phillips, 1:577; Quinn, p. 278. MS at MB (Griswold). (RCL41-159; RCL48-183 and CL48-[181b].)

1839 - May 11-30

RCL-184  

Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to W. E. Burton (Philadelphia, PA). Cited in W. E. Burton to Poe, 30 May 1839 (RCL-185). (RCL41-160; RCL48-184.)

1839 - May 30  letter text

RCL-185  

W. E. Burton (Philadelphia, PA) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA). G [Memoir] 3:xvi (1850), and 1:xxxii (1853) (with alterations); W [1909], 1:240-242; Quinn, pp. 279-281, 280 (F). MS at MB (Griswold). (RCL41-161; RCL48-185.)

1839 - June 10  (letter text)

RCL-186  

E. B. Fisher (Pittsburgh, PA) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA). Bangs sale (Griswold), 11 April 1896, item 111, cited; Am. Art Assoc. sale (Burgess), 16-17 December 1929, item 287; Heartman & Canny (1943), pp. 219-220 (from a transcript made by TOM prior to 16-17 December 1929); Swann sale, 27 February 1992, item 154. SH $5.50 (1896); $125 (1929); $1,000 (1992). MS at PP (Gimbel). (RCL41-162; RCL48-186.)

1839 - June 24  (letter text)

RCL-186a

Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to J. E. Dow (Washington, DC). MS at MHi. (LTR08-78b // RCL08-186a.)

1839 - [June 26]

RCL-187  

[Poe to N. C. Brooks. Moved to SP-23.]

1839 - July 4  (letter text)

RCL-188  

W. E. Burton (NY, NY) to Poe (?) (Philadelphia, PA). The Poe Log, p. 265 (excerpts). MS at MB (Griswold). (RCL48-188.)

1839 - July 5

RCL-189  

Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to E. B. Fisher (Pittsburgh, PA). Cited in E. B. Fisher to Poe, 9 July 1839 (RCL-190). (RCL41-163; RCL48-189.)

1839 - July 9  (letter text)

RCL-190  

E. B. Fisher (Pittsburgh, PA) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA). Heartman & Canny (1943), pp. 220-221. MS at MB (Griswold). (RCL41-164; RCL48-190 and CL48-[192a].)

1839 - before July 14 (?)

RCL-191  

G. W. Poe (Mobile, AL) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA). Cited in Poe to G. W. Poe, 14 July 1839 (RCL-192). (RCL48-191.)

1839 - July 14  (letter text)

RCL-192  

Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to G. W. Poe (Houston, TX, via New Orleans, LA). NY Genealogical and Biographical Record (January 1907) 38:55-69 (excerpts); L [1948], 1:113 and L [1966], 2:682-686 (from transcript of the MS, at Vi.). MS at PP (Gimbel) (purchased at auction from Sotheby’s in November 1986). (LTR48-79 // RCL48-192.)

1839 - July-August

RCL-193  

Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to P. P. Cooke (Charlestown, VA). Cited in P. P. Cooke to Poe, 16 September 1839 (RCL-200). (RCL41-165; RCL48-193.)

1839 - August 6

RCL-194  

J. B. Jones (Baltimore, MD) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA). Cited in Poe to J. B. Jones, 8 August 1839 (RCL-195). (RCL48-194.)

1839 - August 8  (letter text)

RCL-195  

Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to J. B. Jones (Baltimore, MD). Collector (November 1945) 58:185-187; Parke-Bernet sale (Hart), 25 February 1947, item 239 (F); Parke-Bernet sale (Eyre), 1-2 December 1947, item 367 (F); L [1948], 1:113-114 [see also L [1966], 2:686]. MS at TxU-Hu (formerly in the collection of Wm. H. Koester). SH $1,300 (1946); $850 (1947). (LTR48-80 // RCL48-195.)

1839 - after September 1 (?)

RCL-196  

Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to W. Irving (Newburg, NY) (with September issue of Burton’s Gentleman’s Magazine). Implied in W. Irving to Poe, 12 October 1839 (RCL-209a), and Poe to P. P. Cooke, 21 Sept 1839 (RCL-203). (RCL41-[A8]; RCL48-196.)

1839 - September 5

RCL-197  

Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to J. E. Heath (Richmond, VA) (with September issue of Burton’s Gentleman’s Magazine). Cited in J. E. Heath to Poe, 12 September 1839 (RCL-199). (RCL41-166; RCL48-197.)

1839 - before September 11

RCL-197a

J. E. Snodgrass (Baltimore, MD) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA) (with an issue of the St. Louis Commercial Bulletin containing a favorable notice of Poe). Cited in Poe to J. E. Snodgrass, 11 September 1839 (RCL-198). (RCL08-197a.)

1839 - September 11  (letter text)

RCL-198  

Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to J. E. Snodgrass (Baltimore, MD). NY Herald (27 March 1881); H [Works], 17:69-70 (excerpts); Bixby, pp. 6-7 (F); W [1909], 1:218-221; Anderson sale (Smith), 14 March 1921, item 331a; Henkels sale, 27 May 1921, item 669; Americana (July 1940) 34:415-419; L [1948], 1:115-117; C. Hamilton cat., no. 93, 1976, item 215 ("in poor condition with portions in facsimile,” presumably from the Bixby printing); Christie’s (NY) sale (Self), 4 December 2009, item 154 (F). MS in the collection of Mrs. S. J. Tane; transcript by Wm. H. Browne at ViU (Ingram, item 13), recording portions of text lost in the damaged MS. (MS formerly in the collections of TOM and Wm. E. Self). SH $45 (1921); $75 (1921); $1,500 (1976); $30,00 (2009). (LTR48-81 // RCL41-167; RCL48-198.)

1839 - September 12  (letter text)

RCL-199  

J. E. Heath (Richmond, VA) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA). Century Magazine (August 1894), 48:583; H [Works], 17:47-48; W [1909], 1:205-208. MS at MB (Griswold). (RCL41-168; RCL48-199.)

1839 - September 16  (letter text)

RCL-200  

P. P. Cooke (Charlestown, VA) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA). H [Works], 17:49-51; W [1909], 1:208-212. MS at MB (Griswold). (RCL41-169; RCL48-200, CL48-[199a] and CL48-[199b].)

1839 - before September 21  (letter text)

RCL-201  

W. Irving (Newburg, NY) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA). Cited in Poe to P. P. Cooke, 21 September 1839 (RCL-203). An excerpt from Irving’s letter is quoted in the advertisements in vol. II of TG&A (1840). (RCL41-173 and CL41-[A16]; RCL48-201.)

1839 - before September 21 (?)

RCL-202  

I. D’Israeli (England) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA). Implied in Poe to P. P. Cooke, 21 September 1839 (RCL-203). (RCL48-202.)

1839 - September 21  (letter text)

RCL-203  

Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to P. P. Cooke (Charlestown, VA). Century Magazine (September 1894), 48:726-729 (with many errors); H [Works], 17:51-54; W [1909], 1:212-216; L [1948], 1:117-119 and L [1966], 2:686-688. MS at MH-H (given to Harvard in February 1946 by J. F. Clarke). (LTR48-82 // RCL41-170; RCL48-203.)

1839 - [September 22 - November 5]

RCL-204  

[Poe to W. Irving. Moved to RCL-209a.]

1839 - September 22 - December 18 (?)

RCL-205  

Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to P. P. Cooke (Charlestown, VA). Implied by P. P. Cooke to Poe, 19 December 1839 (RCL-226). (RCL48-205.)

1839 - before September 28 (?)

RCL-206  

Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to Lea & Blanchard (Philadelphia, PA). Implied in Lea & Blanchard to Poe, 28 September 1839 (RCL-207). (RCL41-171; RCL48-206 and CL48-[205a].)

1839 - September 28  (letter text)

RCL-207  

Lea & Blanchard (Philadelphia, PA) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA). W [1909], 2:375-376; Quinn, p. 287-288 (with an error of 1750 for 750). MS at MB (Griswold). (RCL41-172; RCL48-207.)

1839 - before October 7

RCL-208  

J. E. Snodgrass (Baltimore, MD) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA). Cited in Poe to J. E. Snodgrass, 7 October 1839 (RCL-209). (RCL41-[A9]; RCL48-208.)

1839 - October 7  (letter text)

RCL-209  

Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to J. E. Snodgrass (Baltimore, MD). NY Herald (27 March 1881); H [Works], 17:71 (excerpts); Americana (July 1940) 34:419-420; Quinn, p. 291; L [1948], 1:120-121. Various early printings omit the second paragraph. MS unlocated; transcript by Wm. H. Browne at ViU (Ingram, item 14). (LTR48-83 // RCL41-174; RCL48-209.)

1839 - October 12  (letter text)

RCL-209a

Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to W. Irving (Newburg, NY). American Literature. (November 1952) 24:360-362; Sotheby’s (London) sale (Carnegie), 12 November 1963, item 117; L [1966], 2:688-690; Sotheby’s (NY) sale (Martin), January 30-31, 1990, item 2221 (F of first page); 19th Century Shop (Baltimore, MD) cat., 1992, item 75 (F); Quoth the Raven, Selections from the S. J. Tane EAP Collection, 1997, pp. 42-43 (F). MS in collection of Mrs. S. J. Tane. Photocopy of MS at DLC. SH £2,000 (1963). (LTR66-83a // RCL41-724 and CL41-[A15]; RCL48-204; RCL66-209a.)

1839 - October 16  (letter text)

RCL-210  

J. Tomlin (Jackson, TN) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA) (with MS of Tomlin’s “The Manuscript Story of ‘Theodoric of the Amali’ ”). MS at MB (Griswold). (RCL41-175; RCL48-210.)

1839 - before October 30 (?)

RCL-211  

Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to Lea & Blanchard (Philadelphia, PA). Implied by Lea & Blanchard to Poe, 30 October 1839 (RCL-212). (RCL41-[A10]; RCL48-211.)

1839 - October 30  (letter text)

RCL-212  

Lea & Blanchard (Philadelphia, PA) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA). W [1909], 2:376. (RCL41-176; RCL48-212.)

1839 - November 1-2

RCL-213  

J. E. Snodgrass (Baltimore, MD) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA). Cited in Poe to J. E. Snodgrass, 11 November 1839 (RCL-216). (RCL41-[A11]; RCL48-213.)

1839 - November 6  (letter text)

RCL-214  

W. Irving (Newburg, NY) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA). Philadelphia Saturday Museum (4 March 1843), p. 1, col. 3 (excerpt); Bangs sale (Griswold), 11 April 1896, item 57, cited; Century Magazine (September 1894), 48:726; H [Works], 17:54; W [1909], 1:216-217; Letters of Washington Irving, 4 vols., edited by R. M Aderman, H. L. Klein-field and J. S. Banks (Boston: Twayne Publishers, 1978-1982) 3:24-25. MS unlocated. (RCL41-177; RCL48-214.)

1839 - before November 11

RCL-215  

J. E. Snodgrass (Baltimore, MD) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA). Cited in Poe to J. E. Snodgrass, 11 November 1839 (RCL-216). (RCL41-[A12]; RCL48-215.)

1839 - November 11  (letter text)

RCL-216  

Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to J. E. Snodgrass (Baltimore, MD). The First Book of the Dofobs (Chicago, 1907, limited edition of 50 copies), p. 21 (F); Bixby, pp. 24-25 (F); Phillips, 1:587-588; Americana (July 1940) 34:420-423; L [1948], 1:121-122 [see also L [1966], 2:690]. MS at TxU-Hu (formerly in the collection of Wm. H. Koester). (LTR48-84 // RCL41-178; RCL48-216.)

1839 - November 15

RCL-217  

J. B. Boyd (Cincinnati) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA). Cited in Poe to J. B. Boyd, 25 December 1839 (RCL-227). (RCL48-217.)

1839 - November 17  (letter text)

RCL-218  

E. B. Fisher (Mt. Pleasant, PA) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA). Bangs sale (Griswold), 11 April 1896, item 110, cited. MS unlocated. SH $7.50 (1896). (RCL41-179; RCL48-218.)

1839 - before November 20

RCL-219  

Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to Lea & Blanchard (Philadelphia, PA). Cited in Lea & Blanchard to Poe, 20 November 1839 (RCL-220). (RCL41-180 and CL41-[A13]; RCL48-219 and CL48-[217a].)

1839 - November 20  (letter text)

RCL-220  

Lea & Blanchard (Philadelphia, PA) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA). W [1909], 1:225. MS unlocated. (RCL41-181; RCL48-220.)

1839 - December 6  (letter text)

RCL-221  

Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to J. C. Cox (Philadelphia, PA). Anderson sale (Goldsmith) 10 January 1908, item 218; Anderson sale (Manning), 1-3 February 1926, part 2, item 514 (F); Sotheby’s (NY) sale (Sang), 26 April 1978, item 242; Sotheby’s (NY) sale, 26 October 1983, item 99; L [1948], 1:122-123. MS unlocated. SH $77 (1908); $500 (1926); $8,500 (1978); $13,000 (1983). (LTR48-85 // RCL41-182; RCL48-221.)

1839 - December 9  (letter text)

RCL-222  

Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to E. L. Carey or A. Hart (Philadelphia, PA). L [1948], 1:123-124. MS at NN (Berg). (LTR48-86 // RCL48-222.)

1839 - [December] 12  (letter text)

RCL-223  

Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to J. E. Snodgrass (Baltimore, MD) (with two copies of TG&A). NY Herald (27 March 1881); H [Works], 17:71 (excerpts); W [1909], 1:222; Americana (July 1940) 34:423; L [1948], 1:124-125. MS unlocated; transcript by Wm. H. Browne at ViU (Ingram, item 15). (LTR48-87 // RCL41-183; RCL48-223.)

1839- December 16

RCL-224  

J. E. Snodgrass (Baltimore, MD) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA). Cited in Poe to J. E. Snodgrass, 19 December 1839 (RCL-225). (RCL41-[A14]; RCL48-224.)

1839 - December 19  (letter text)

RCL-225  

Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to J. E. Snodgrass (Baltimore, MD). NY Herald (27 March 1881); H [Works], 17:71-72 (excerpts); W [1909], 1:237-239; Americana (July 1940) 34:423-425; L [1948], 1:125-126. MS unlocated; transcript by Wm. H. Browne at ViU (Ingram, item 16). (LTR48-88 // RCL41-184; RCL48-225.)

1839 - December 19  (letter text)

RCL-226  

P. P. Cooke (Charlestown, VA) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA). Philadelphia (4 March 1843), p. 1, cols. 4-5 (excerpts); Phillips 1:617 (excerpts); The Poe Log, p. 283. MS at MB (Griswold). (A MS by Poe at NN also quotes excerpts from this letter, apparently in hope of using the praise as part of the advertisements in a new edition of the TG&A.) (RCL41-185; RCL48-226.)

1839 - December 25  (letter text)

RCL-227  

Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to J. B. Boyd (Cincinnati, OH) (with “Silence. A Sonnet” as an autograph). Am. Art Assoc. sale (Hall), 20-21 April 1921, part 3, item 494 (F); L [1948], 1:126-127. MS at NN (Berg). SH $180 (1921). (LTR48-89 // RCL48-227.)



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1840 - before January 20

RCL-228  

J. E. Snodgrass (Baltimore, MD) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA). Cited in Poe to J. E. Snodgrass, 20 January 1840 (RCL-229). (RCL41-[A17]; RCL48-228.)

1840 - January 20  (letter text)

RCL-229  

Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to J. E. Snodgrass (Baltimore, MD). NY Herald (27 March 1881); H [Works], 17:73 (excerpts, undated); W [1909], 1:239-240 (erroneously dated 21 January); Americana (July 1940) 34:425-428; L [1948], 1:127-128. Ingram corrected the date in his personal copy of W [1909]. MS unlocated; transcript by Wm. H. Browne at ViU (Ingram, item 17). (LTR48-90 // RCL41-186; RCL48-229 and CL48-[229a].)

1840 - January 23

RCL-229a

J. C. Passmore (Lancaster, PA) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA). Cited in Poe to J. C. Passmore, 14 February 1840 (RCL-229b). (RCL08-229a.)

1840 - February 14  (letter text)

RCL-229b

Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to J. C. Passmore (Lancaster, PA). Christie’s (NY) sale (from St. Paul’s Church), 8 April 2003, item 197 (F); J. N. Bartfield cat., April 2004 (listed for $50,000). MS unlocated. (The MS was inherited by Passmore’s son, Eric Passmore, and eventually given to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Milwaukee, WI.) (LTR08-90a // RCL08-229b.)

1840 - before February 29

RCL-230  

J. K. Mitchell (Philadelphia, PA) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA). Cited in Poe to J. K. Mitchell, 29 February 1840 (RCL-231). (RCL41-734; RCL48-230 and CL48-[830s].)

1840 - [February 29]  (letter text)

RCL-231  

Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to J. K. Mitchell (Philadelphia, PA). Morley sale, 19 May 1941, item 289 (F); L [1948], 1:128. MS unlocated. SH $150 (1941). (LTR48-91 // RCL41-726; RCL48-231 and CL48-[830i].)

1840 - March 24

RCL-232  

H. Haines (Petersburg, VA) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA). Cited in Poe to H. Haines, 24 April 1840 (RCL-233). (RCL41-187; RCL48-232.)

1840 - April 24  (letter text)

RCL-233  

Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to H. Haines (Petersburg, VA). Americana (Jan 1942) 36:70-71; Quinn, pp. 273-274; L [1948], 1:128-129. MS at ViRP. (LTR48-92 // RCL41-188; RCL48-233.)

1840 - before April 27

RCL-233a

R. S. Houghton (U. of VT) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA) (with an article titled “John A’Combe . . .”). Cited in Poe to R. S. Houghton, 27 April, 1840 (RCL-233b). (RCL74-233a.)

1840 - April 27  (letter text)

RCL-233b

Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to R. S. Houghton (U. of VT). L [1966], 2:691; L [1966], 2:691 and L [1974], p. 518-519. MS at PP (Gimbel). (LTR66-92a // (RCL74-233b.)

1840 - May 30 (?) [Saturday]

RCL-234  

W. E. Burton (Philadelphia, PA) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA). Cited in Poe to W. E. Burton, 1 June 1840 (RCL-235). (RCL41-190; RCL48-234 and CL48-[234a].)

1840 - [June 1]  (letter text)

RCL-235  

Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to W. E. Burton (Philadelphia, PA) (apparently a draft). H [Works], 1:163-167 (incorrectly implied as 1839); Phillips, 1:620-623; Quinn, pp. 297-300; L [1948], 1:129-133. MS unlocated; transcript by Wm. Rouse at ViU (Ingram, item 18). (LTR48-93 // RCL41-191; RCL48-235.)

1840 - after June 1

RCL-236  

Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to W. E. Burton (Philadelphia, PA). Cited in Poe to J. E. Snodgrass, 17 June 1840 (RCL-240), and possibly the final form of CL-235, which was presumably sent. (RCL48-236.)

1840 - June 4 [3]  (letter text)

RCL-237  

Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to J. Neal (NY, NY; forwarded to Portland, ME) (with a prospectus of the Penn Magazine). Portland Daily Advertiser (26 April 1850) 20:2; Neal, Wandering Recollections of a Somewhat Busy Life (Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1869), p. 256; Ingram, 1:225-226; Phillips, 1:668 (misdated as 1841); Allen 2:897; H [Works], 17:86; Parke-Bernet sale, 6-8 November 1944, item 549 (F); L [1948], 1:137 [see also L [1966], 2:691 and L [1974], p. 519-520]; Sotheby’s (NY) sale (Chrysler), 7 December 1954, item 264; House of El Dieff (Jamaica, NY) cat. May 1955. MS at TxU-Hu (formerly in the collection of Wm. H. Koester). SH $775 (1944); $1,500 (1947); $800 (1948). (LTR48-94 // RCL41-237; RCL48-237 and CL48-[290b].)

1840 - early June (?) - early 1841  (letter text)

RCL-237a

Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to — ? (—?) (with a prospectus of the Penn Magazine, now separated or lost). MS-fragment (four lines) in Charles Hamilton Autographs, cat. no. 46, 10 December 1970, item 246 (tipped in a copy of Mrs. S. H. Whitman’s Edgar Poe and His Critics); L [1974], p. 520. MS unlocated. SH $1,450 (1970). (LTR48-94a // RCL74-237a.)

1840 - June 8  (letter text)

RCL-238  

J. Neal (Portland, ME) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA). New Shakespeareana (May-September 1910), vol. IX, nos. 2-3, p. 58; NY Times Book Review (17 June 1917), p. 233; Allen 2:898; “J. Neal to EAP” (Ysleta, TX: Edwin B. Hill, 1942) p. 2. MS unlocated. (RCL41-192; RCL48-238 and CL48-237a.)

1840 - June 9

RCL-238a

A. S. Cummings (Gettysburg, PA) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA). Cited in Poe to A. S. Cummings, 4 July 1840 (RCL-242a). (RCL08-238a.)

1840 - June 12

RCL-239  

J. E. Snodgrass (Baltimore, MD) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA). Cited in Poe to J. E. Snodgrass, 17 June 1840 (RCL-240). (RCL41-193; RCL48-239.)

1840 - June 17  (letter text)

RCL-240  

Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to J. E. Snodgrass (Baltimore, MD) (with a prospectus of the Penn Magazine). NY Herald (27 March 1881); H [Works], 17:73-75; W [1909], 1:248-251 (misdated as 1841); Americana (July 1940) 34:428-431; L [1948], 1:137-139. MS unlocated; transcript by Wm. H. Browne at ViU (Ingram, item 19). (LTR48-95 // RCL41-194 and CL41-240; RCL48-240 and CL48-[292a].)

1840 - June 26

RCL-241  

C. W. Thomson (Philadelphia, PA) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA). Cited in Poe to C. W. Thomson, 28 June 1840 (RCL-242). (RCL48-241.)

1840 - June 28  (letter text)

RCL-242  

Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to C. W. Thomson (Philadelphia, PA) (with a prospectus of the Penn Magazine). American Book Collector, February 1932, pp. 80-83; Heartman & Canny [1940], p. 40; Heartman & Canny [1943], pp. 56-57; L [1948], 1:139-140. Poe misspells the name as “Thompson.” MS at TxU-Hu (formerly in the collection of Wm. H. Koester). (LTR48-96 // RCL48-242.)

1840 - July 4  (letter text)

RCL-242a

Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to A. S. Cummings (Gettysburg, PA) (with a prospectus of the Penn Magazine, now lost).EAP Review (Fall 2001), 2:28. MS in collection of Mrs. S. J. Tane (purchased through eBay on May 24, 2001). (Formerly in the collections of Rev. B. W. Tomlinson, and S. and F. F. Claycomb, tipped in a book with signatures of other 19th-century authors.) (LTR08-96a // RCL08-242a.)

1840 - July 28

RCL-243  

Wm. Poe (Augusta, GA) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA). Cited in Poe to Wm. Poe, 15 [14] August 1840 (RCL-245). (RCL41-195; RCL48-243.)

1840 - August 14-15 (?)

RCL-244  

Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to R. Poe (Augusta, GA) (with a prospectus for the Penn Magazine). Implied in Poe to Wm. Poe, 15 [14] August 1840 (RCL-245). (RCL41-198; RCL48-244.)

1840 - August 15 [14]  (letter text)

RCL-245  

Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to Wm. Poe (Augusta, GA) (with a prospectus for the Penn Magazine). Bangs sale, 11 January 1897, item 254; H [Works], 17:55-57; Anderson sale (Wendell), 19 May 1905, item 365 (a note says “A few words torn away, but supplied in pencil"); Anderson sale, 6 February 1920, item 75 (with other material); Collector, December 1943-January 1944, 57:36, item 184; Parke-Bernet sale (Hart), 25 February 1947, item 240 (F); L [1948], 1:140-143 [see also L [1966], 2:691]. MS at CSmH (HM 24220); notarized transcript by Wm. T. Poe in Vi. (MS formerly in the collection of Mrs. W. Y. Dill.) SH $13.50 (1897); $18 (1905); $1,425 (1920). (LTR48-97 // RCL41-197; RCL48-245 and CL48-[246a].)

1840 - August 15  (letter text)

RCL-246  

Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to W. Poe (Macon, GA) (with a prospectus for the Penn Magazine). Gill, p. 114 (F); W [1909], 1:335; Phillips, 1:756 (excerpt); L [1948], 1:143-144. Misdated by W [1909] and Phillips as 1842. MS unlocated. (LTR48-98 // RCL41-199 and CL41-322; RCL48-246, CL48-[244a] and CL48-[385a].)

1840 - August 18  (letter text)

RCL-247  

Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to L. Minor (Charlottesville, VA) (with a prospectus of the Penn Magazine). Anderson sale (Sanderson) 1 May 1916, item 643; Anderson sale (DePuy) 18 January 1922, item 228; Am. Art Assoc. sale (Baker), 30-31 January 1923, item 491 (F); Phillips, 1:635-636; Collector, January 1944, item E184 (advertised by W. R. Benjamin, excerpts); Parke-Bernet sale (Hart), 25 February 1947, item 240; Parke-Bernet sale (private collector, Washington, DC) 1-2 December 1947, item 368 (F); L [1948], 1:144-145. See also L [1966], 2:692. MS at TxU-Hu. (According to Heartman & Rede, 3:34, the MS was in the collection of H. Goldsmith in 1932. Formerly in the collection of Wm. H. Koester.) SH $256 (1916); $100 (1922); $150 (1923); $2,000 (1944); $1,100 (1946); $800 (1947). (LTR48-99 // RCL41-200; RCL48-247.)

1840 - August 20  (letter text)

RCL-248  

Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to J. B. Boyd (Cincinnati, OH). L [1948], 1:145-146. MS at PHi. (LTR48-100 // RCL41-201; RCL48-248.)

1840 - about August 20

RCL-249  

Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to T. H. Chivers (NY, NY) (with a prospectus for the Penn Magazine). Cited in T. H. Chivers to Poe, 27 August 1840 (RCL-250). (RCL41-202; RCL48-249.)

1840 - August 27  (letter text)

RCL-250  

T. H. Chivers (NY, NY) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA). Wm. Griswold, Some Passages from the Correspondence of R. W. Griswold (1898), pp. 44-47; H [Works], 1:190-191; Chase & Parks, 1:7-11. MS at MB (Griswold, item 168). (RCL41-204; RCL48-250.)

1840 - about August-September (?)

RCL-251  

Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to J. Tomlin (Jackson TN). Implied by Poe to J. Tomlin, 16 September 1840 (RCL-253). (RCL48-251.)

1840 - before September 16

RCL-252  

J. Tomlin (Jackson, TN) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA). Cited in Poe to J. Tomlin, 16 September 1840 (RCL-253). (RCL48-252.)

1840 - September 16  (letter text)

RCL-253  

Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to J. Tomlin (Jackson, TN) (written on a prospectus for the Penn Magazine). Libbie sale (Maxwell), 24 April 1895, item 646; Bookman (May 1897), 5:213 (F); H [Works], 17:57-58 (and the prospectus, 17:58-61); Heartman & Canny [1940], p. 44 (and the prospectus, pp. 42-42); L [1948], 1:146-147. MS at CSmH (HM 24209). SH $55 (1895). (LTR48-101 // RCL41-205; RCL48-253.)

1840 - September 30  (letter text)

RCL-254  

S. Maupin (Richmond, VA) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA). PMLA (September 1964) 79:509. MS at MB (Griswold). (RCL48-254.)

1840 - October 2

RCL-255  

P. Earle (Frankford, PA) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA). Cited in Poe to P. Earle, 10 October 1840 (RCL-256). (RCL48-255.)

1840 - October 10  (letter text)

RCL-256  

Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to P. Earle (Frankford, PA) (with a prospectus of the Penn Magazine). Memoirs of Pliny Earle, M. D., edited by F. B. Sanborn (Boston, 1898) pp. 147-148; Goodspeed’s Bookshop catalog, acquired about January 26, 1944 (noted as from the Earle family); L [1948], 1:147. MS at TxU-Hu (formerly in the collection of Wm. H. Koester). (LTR48-102 // RCL48-256; RCL66-256.)

1840 - October 10

RCL-256a

R. H. Stoddard (NY, NY) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA). Cited in Poe to R. H. Stoddard, 6 November 1840 (RCL-257). (RCL66-256a.)

1840 - [November 6]  (letter text)

RCL-257  

Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to R. H. Stoddard (NY, NY) (with sonnet “To Zante"). Merwin-Clayton sale, 14 May 1906, item 455; Anderson sale (Goldsmith), 10 January 1908, item 219; Anderson sale (Arnold), 11 November 1924, item 663, cited; Yale University Library Gazette (April 1959) 30: item 41 (F between 164 and 165); L [1948], 1:147 (partial); L [1966], 2:692-693; Sotheby’s (NY) sale (Martin), 30-31 January 1990, item 2222; 19th Century Shop cat., May 1992, item 59 (F). MS in the collection of Mrs. S. J. Tane. $107 (1906); $51 (1908); $340 (1924); $36,000 (1992). (LTR48-103 // RCL41-206 and CL41-209; RCL48-257, CL48-[260a] and CL48-[830k].)

1840 - November 6

RCL-258  

F. W. Thomas (St. Louis, MO) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA). Cited in Poe to F. W. Thomas, 23 November 1840 (RCL-260). (RCL41-[A18]; RCL48-258.)

1840 - November 22  (letter text)

RCL-259  

J. Tomlin (Jackson, TN) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA). H [Works], 17:61-62. MS at MB (Griswold). (RCL41-207; RCL48-259.)

1840 - November 23  (letter text)

RCL-260  

Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to F. W. Thomas (St. Louis, MO). Century Magazine (September 1894), 48:731; Bangs sale (Griswold), 11 April 1896, item 99 (excerpt); H [Works], 17:62-64; W [1909], 1:262-264; Am. Art Assoc. sale (Burgess), 16-17 December 1929, item 283; L [1948], 1:148-149. MS at TxU-Hu (formerly in the collection of Wm. H. Koester). SH $20 (1896); $1,200 (1929). (LTR48-104 // RCL41-208; RCL48-260.)

1840 - December 7

RCL-261  

L. J. Cist (Cincinnati, OH) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA). Cited in Poe to Cist, 30 December 1840 (RCL-263). (RCL48-261.)

1840 - December 7  (letter text)

RCL-262  

F. W. Thomas (St. Louis) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA). H [Works], 17:65-67. MS at MB (Griswold). (RCL41-210; RCL48-262.)

1840 - December 30  (letter text)

RCL-263  

Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to L. J. Cist (Cincinnati, OH). Bangs &s Co. sale (Cist), Oct. 5-8, 1886, item 1690, cited with summary of contents, but not quoted; L [1948], 1:150; Sotheby’s (NY) sale (Martin), 30-31 January 1990, item 2223 (F). MS unlocated. SH $15,000 (1990). (LTR48-105 // RCL41-211; RCL48-263.)

1840 - December 31  (letter text)

RCL-264  

Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to J. P. Kennedy (Baltimore, MD). W [1909], 1:266-267; L [1948], 1:150-151. MS at MdBJ-P; transcript by A. F. Poe at ViU (Ingram, item 20). (LTR48-106 // RCL41-212; RCL48-264 and CL48-353a.)



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~~ 1841 ~~

1841 - about January 1

RCL-265  

Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to N. C. Brooks (Baltimore, MD). Cited in Poe to J. E. Snodgrass, 17 January 1841 (RCL-267). (RCL41-[A19]; RCL48-265.)

1841 - January 2  (letter text)

RCL-265a

W. B. Wood (— ?) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA). Wm. Burke Wood was a Philadelphia theater manager (see D. Thomas, p. 186 and The Poe Log, p. 316). MS at PHi. (RCL66-265a.)

1841 - January 6  (letter text)

RCL-265b

Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to N. Biddle (Philadelphia, PA). L [1966], 2:693-695. MS unlocated. (Formerly in the collection of C. J. Biddle.) (LTR66-106a // RCL66-265b.)

1841 - before January 17

RCL-266  

J. E. Snodgrass (Baltimore, MD) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA). Cited in Poe to J. E. Snodgrass, 17 January 1841 (RCL-267). (RCL41-[A20]; RCL48-266.)

1841 - January 17  (letter text)

RCL-267  

Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to J. E. Snodgrass (Baltimore, MD) (with a prospectus of the Penn Magazine). NY Herald (27 March 1881); W [1885], p. 142; H [Works], 17:75-78; W [1909], 1:267-271; Bixby, pp. 14-15 (F); Americana (July 1940) 34:431-435; L [1948], 1:151-153. MS at NN (Berg) (formerly in the collection of O. D. Young); transcript by Wm. H. Browne at ViU (Ingram, item 22). (LTR48-107 // RCL41-213; RCL48-267.)

1841 - January 22  (letter text)

RCL-268  

Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to R. T. Conrad (Philadelphia, PA) (with a prospectus of the Penn Magazine). Am. Art Assoc. sale (Andrews), 22 April 1924, item 645; Heartman & Canny [1940], pp. 47-48 (with the prospectus, pp. 45-46); L [1948], 1:153-155. MS at NNPM (MA 1301). SH $230 (1924). (LTR48-108 // RCL41-214; RCL48-268.)

1841 - about January 22 (?)

RCL-269  

Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to Judge J. Hopkinson (Philadelphia, PA). Implied in J. Hopkinson to Poe, 25 January 1841 (RCL-270). (RCL41-215; RCL48-269 and CL48-[269a].)

1841 - January 25  (letter text)

RCL-270  

Judge J. Hopkinson (Philadelphia, PA) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA). The Poe Log, p. 318. MS at MB (Griswold). (RCL41-216; RCL48-270.)

1841 - February 8

RCL-270a

J. Tomlin (Jackson, TN) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA). Cited by Poe on his “Memoranda” list of subscribers and contributors to the Penn or the Stylus. (See Such Friends, p. 17, item 196. Tomlin’s letter contained the name of at least one subscriber, that of Edmund Tate, Perryville, Perry Co., MO, as noted on Poe’s list.) (RCL08-270a.)

1841 - March 7  (letter text)

RCL-271  

F. W. Thomas (Washington, DC) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA). H [Works], 17:81-82. MS at MB (Griswold). (RCL41-217; RCL48-271.)

1841 - March 8

RCL-272  

J. E. Snodgrass (Baltimore, MD) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA). Cited in Poe to J. E. Snodgrass, 1 April 1841 (RCL-275). (RCL41-218; RCL48-272.)

1841 - March 10  (letter text)

RCL-273  

W. D. Gallagher (Cincinnati, OH) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA). Poe in Philadelphia, p. 200. MS at MB (Griswold). (RCL41-219; RCL48-273.)

1841 - before March 12

RCL-273a

Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to J. Tomlin (Jackson, TN). Implied by J. Tomlin to Poe, 12 March 1843 (RCL 274), and the reasonable presumption that Poe would have replied to Tomlin’s 8 February 1841 letter (RCL-270a), at least to acknowledge having received the name of the subscriber. Poe also appears to have told Tomlin that he was putting his magazine plans on hold. (RCL08-273a.)

1841 - March 12  (letter text)

RCL-274  

J. Tomlin (Jackson, TN) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA) (misdated by Tomlin as March 13). H [Works], 17:82-83; Phillips, 1:650. MS at MB (Griswold). (RCL41-220; RCL48-274 and CL48-[274a].)

1841 - about March 30 (?)

RCL-274a

T. Wyatt (New Brunswick, N.J.) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA). Cited in Poe to T. Wyatt, 1 April 1841 (RCL-276a). (RCL74-274a.)

1841 - April 1  (letter text)

RCL-275  

Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to J. E. Snodgrass (Baltimore, MD). NY World (3 April 1881); Baltimore American (4 April 1881); NY Herald (4 April 1881); Springfield, MA Republican (18 April 1881); H [Works], 1:158-161; W [1909], 1:252-256; Phillips, 1:626-628; Americana (July 1940), 34:435-438; L [1948], 1:155-158; L [1966], 2:695. Clippings of the three newspaper articles are at ViU (Ingram, items 804, 806 and 807). MS unlocated. (LTR48-109 // RCL41-224; RCL48-275.)

1841 - April 1

RCL-276  

Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to F. W. Thomas (Washington, DC). Cited in F. W. Thomas to Poe, 11 May 1841 (RCL-283). (RCL41-225; RCL48-276.)

1841 - April 1  (letter text)

RCL-276a

Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to T. Wyatt (New Brunswick, NJ). American Literature. (January 1971), 42:468-469; L [1974], p. 521, cited. MS at TxU-Hu. (LTR74-109a // RCL74-276a.)

1841 - April 15

RCL-277  

Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to J. Tomlin (Jackson, TN). Cited in J. Tomlin to Poe, 30 April 1841 (RCL-279). (RCL41-226; RCL48-277.)

1841 - April 21  (letter text)

RCL-278  

S. D. L. [S. D. Lewis?] (Stonington, CT) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA). Graham’s Magazine (July 1841) 19:36; H [Works], 14:124-125. [Represents many such letters.] (RCL48-278.)

1841 - April 30  (letter text)

RCL-279  

J. Tomlin (Jackson, TN) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA). MS at MB (Griswold). (RCL41-227; RCL48-279.)

1841 - May 1  (letter text)

RCL-280  

C. W. Thomson (Philadelphia, PA) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA). MS at MB (Griswold). (RCL41-228; RCL48-280.)

1841 - May 3  (letter text)

RCL-281  

Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to H. W. Longfellow (Cambridge, MA). S. Longfellow, H. W. Longfellow: Final Memorials (1887), pp. 13-14 (partial); Phillips, 1:664-665; Quinn, pp. 316-317; L [1948], 1:158-159. MS at MH-H. (LTR48-110 // RCL41-229; RCL48-281.)

1841 - before May 8  (letter text)

RCL-282  

Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to R. W. Griswold (Philadelphia, PA). L [1948], 1:159-160 and 2:489-491. MS at TxU-Hu. (LTR48-111 // RCL41-221; RCL48-282 and CL48-[830f].)

1841 - May 11  (letter text)

RCL-283  

F. W. Thomas (Washington, DC) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA) (dated 11 April; postmarked 11 May). Philadelphia Saturday Museum (4 March 1843), p. 1, col. 4 (excerpt); The Poe Log, pp. 325-326. MS at MB (Griswold). (RCL41-230; RCL48-283 and CL48-[276a].)

1841 - May 19  (letter text)

RCL-284  

H. W. Longfellow (Cambridge, MA) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA). Philadelphia Saturday Museum (4 March 1843), p. 1, col. 3 (excerpt); S. Longfellow, Life of Longfellow (1886), 1:376-377 (reprinted, 1891, 1:389-390); Anderson sale (Dodd), 22 November 1918; Phillips, 1:665-666; Quinn, p. 317; Letters of H. W. Longfellow, ed. Andrew Hilen, 6 vols. (Cambridge: Harvard U. Press, 1966-1982), 2:302; The Poe Log, p. 326. MS unlocated. (RCL41-231 and CL41-733; RCL48-284 and CL48-[830r].)

1841 - May 20  (letter text)

RCL-285  

F. W. Thomas (Washington, DC) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA). Century Magazine (September 1894), 48:731 (partial); H [Works], 17:84-85; W [1909], 1:289; Phillips, 1:664 (partial). MS at MB (Griswold). (RCL41-232; RCL48-285 and CL48-[290a].)

1841 - May 26

RCL-286  

Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to F. W. Thomas (Washington, DC). Cited in F. W. Thomas to Poe, 29 [28] May 1841 (RCL-287). (RCL41-233; RCL48-286.)

1841 - May 29 [28]  (letter text)

RCL-287  

F. W. Thomas (Washington, DC) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA). MS at MB (Griswold). (RCL41-236; RCL48-287.)

1841 - before May 29 (?)

RCL-288  

R. W. Griswold (Boston, MA) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA). Implied in F. W. Thomas to R. W. Griswold, 8 June 1841 (RF-7). (RCL41-234; RCL48-288 and CL48-[286b].)

1841 - [May 29]  (letter text)

RCL-289  

Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to R. W. Griswold (Boston, MA). G [Memoir] 3:v (1850) and 1:xxi (1853) (misdated as March 29); Modern Language Notes (May 1943) pp. 399-396; L [1948], 1:160-161; L [1948], 1:facing p. 96 (F). This MS letter is in two pieces: one at MB; the other (Poe’s “Memo") on loan at ViRP. (The “memorandum” is given in facsimile in Robertson [Bibliography] 2:284-285, and printed in H [Works], 17:83-84.) (LTR48-112 // RCL41-222 and CL41-223; RCL48-289, CL48-[274b], CL48-[274c] and CL48-[274d].)

1841 - about late May

RCL-289a

W. D. Kelley (Philadelphia, PA) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA). Probable letter implied by CL 297b. Kelley is presumably responding to Poe’s review of Macaulay from the June 1841 Graham’s Magazine. (RCL08-289a.)

1841 - about 29 May - 7 June

RCL-290  

Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to F. W. Thomas (Washington, DC). Cited in F. W. Thomas to R. W. Griswold, 8 June 1841(RF-7). (RCL41-235; RCL48-290 and CL48-[286a].)

1841 - before June 8

RCL-290a

Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to R. W. Griswold (Boston, MA). Implied in F. W. Thomas to R. W. Griswold, 8 June 1841 (RF-7). This seems not to be the same letter as CL-289, which does not deal with the matters detailed in the letter from Thomas. (RCL08-290a.)

1841 - June 11-12

RCL-291  

Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to F. W. Thomas (Washington, DC). Cited in F. W. Thomas to Poe, 14 June 1841 (RCL-292). (RCL41-238; RCL48-291 and RCL48-290c.)

1841 - June 14  (letter text)

RCL-292  

F. W. Thomas (Washington, DC) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA). MS at MB (Griswold). (RCL41-239; RCL48-292.)

1841 - June 21  (letter text)

RCL-293  

Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to W. Irving (Tarrytown, NY). NY Times (12 January 1930), part 2, p. 4; L [1948], 1:161-163. MS at ViU (Barrett). (Formerly in the collection of Mrs. S. Prescott.) (LTR48-113 // RCL41-242; RCL48-293 and CL48-[803g].)

1841 - June [21]  (letter text)

RCL-294  

Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to J. P. Kennedy (Baltimore, MD; forwarded to Washington, DC). W [1909], 1:280-282; Phillips, 1:667-668; Quinn, pp. 318-320; L [1948], 1:163-166. MS at MdBJ-P; transcript by A. F. Poe at ViU (Ingram, item 23). (LTR48-114 // RCL41-241; RCL48-294 and CL48-[300a].)

1841 - June 22  (letter text)

RCL-295  

Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to H. W. Longfellow (Cambridge, MA). Century Magazine (September 1894), 48:729; H [Works], 17:86-88; W [1909], 1:277-280; Phillips, 1:666-667; L [1948], 1:166-168. MS at MH-H; copy at MB. (LTR48-115 // RCL41-243; RCL48-295.)

1841 - June 24  (letter text)

RCL-296  

Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to F. Halleck (NY, NY). H [Works], 17:89-91; L [1948], 1:168-170. MS at CSmH (HM 24210). (Formerly in the collection of F. R. Halsey.) (LTR48-116 // RCL41-244; RCL48-296.)

1841 - June 24

RCL-297  

W. Irving (Tarrytown, NY) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA). Docketed on Poe to W. Irving, 21 June 1841 (RCL 293). (RCL48-297.)

1841 - after June 24  (letter text)

RCL-297a  

F. Halleck (NY, NY) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA). Philadelphia Saturday Museum (4 March 1843), p. 1, col. 3 (excerpt). (RCL08-297a.)

1841 - before June 25  (letter text)

RCL-297b  

Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to W. D. Kelley (Philadelphia, PA). Two very small fragments quoted in A Gentleman of Much Promise: The Diary of Isaac Mickle, P. E. Mackey, ed. 1:185. MS unlocated. (LTR08-116a // RCL08-297b.)

1841 - June 26  (letter text)

RCL-298  

Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to F. W. Thomas (Washington, DC) (with a July 1841 issue of Graham’s Magazine). Select Works of EAP, ed. R. H. Stoddard (NY: W. J. Widdleton, 1880; reprinted by A. C. Armstrong, 1884-1886 and 1896), pp. xcii-xciv; H [Works], 17:91-92 (excerpt); W [1909], 1:290-291; Phillips, 1:668-669; L [1948], 1:170-171. MS at NN. (Formerly in the collection of A. Wm. Anthony.) (LTR48-117 // RCL41-245; RCL48-298 and CL48-[321a].)

1841 - June

RCL-299  

Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to Wm. C. Bryant (NY, NY). Implied in Poe to W. Irving, 21 June 1841 (RCL-293), and known letters to other people listed in his statement. (RCL41-246; RCL48-299.)

1841 - June  (letter text)

RCL-300  

Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to J. F. Cooper (Cooperstown, NY). Henkels sale (Dubbs), 21-22 March 1893, item 1212 (quoted in full, with the date noted only as “June 1841”); Libbie sale (Maxwell), 24 April 1895, item 648 (excerpts); D. Thomas, pp. 234-236, where it is reprinted from the Dubbs catalog and given the date of about June 21. MS unlocated. SH $65 (1895). (LTR08-117a // RCL41-247; RCL48-300.)

1841 - June

RCL-301  

Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to J. K. Paulding (NY, NY). Implied in Poe to W. Irving, 21 June 1841 (RCL-293), and known letters to other people listed in his statement. (RCL41-248; RCL48-301.)

1841 - June

RCL-302  

Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to N. P. Willis (NY, NY). Implied in Poe to W. Irving, 21 June 1841 (RCL-293), and known letters to other people listed in his statement. (RCL41-249; RCL48-302.)

1841 - July 1  (letter text)

RCL-303  

F. W. Thomas (Washington, DC) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA) (with a cryptogram from Dr. Frailey). Century Magazine (September 1894), 48:731; H [Works], 17:92-93; W [1909], 1:291-292. MS at MB (Griswold). (RCL41-250; RCL48-303.)

1841 - July 4  (letter text)

RCL-304  

Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to F. W. Thomas (Washington, DC). Select Works of EAP, ed. R. H. Stoddard (NY: W. J. Widdleton, 1880; reprinted by A. C. Armstrong), pp. xcii-xciv; Ingram, 1:226-227; H [Works], 17:93-94; W [1909], 1:292-293; Parke-Bernet sale (Author’s Club), 1-2 December 1947, item 369 (F of one page); Phillips, 1:673 and 2:1232; Allen, 1:493-494; L [1948], 1:171-174. See also L [1966], 2:695. The MS has but two pages; the single line on page three is repeated in F. W. Thomas to Poe, 7 July 1841 (RCL-309). MS at TxU-Hu. (Formerly in the collections of A. Wm. Anthony and Wm. H. Koester.) SH $700 (1947). (LTR48-118 // RCL41-251 and CL41-[A21]; RCL48-304.)

1841 - July 6  (letter text)

RCL-305  

F. W. Thomas (Washington, DC) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA). Graham’s Magazine (August 1841) 19:96; Philadelphia Saturday Museum (4 March 1843) p. 1 col. 9; Ingram 1:198-199; H [Works], 14:136-137; H (1903) 2:461-462. (RCL41-252; RCL48-305.)

1841 - before July 7

RCL-306  

Wm. Landor [H. B. Wallace] (Philadelphia, PA) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA). Cited in Poe to Wm. Landor, 7 July 1841 (RCL-308). (RCL41-254; RCL48-306.)

1841 - before July 7

RCL-307  

Wm. Landor [H. B. Wallace] (Philadelphia, PA) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA). [A second letter.] Cited in Poe to Wm. Landor, 7 July 1841 (RCL-308). (RCL41-255; RCL48-307 and CL48-[307a].)

1841 - July 7  (letter text)

RCL-308  

Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to Wm. Landor [H. B. Wallace] (Philadelphia, PA). Parke-Bernet sale (Drexel Institute), 17-18 October 1944, item 200; L [1948], 1:174. MS at TxU-Hu (formerly in the collection of G. W. Childs, given to the Drexel Institute in 1894 and later sold to Wm. H. Koester.) SH $400 (1944). (LTR48-119 // RCL41-253; RCL48-308.)

1849 - July 7  (letter text)

RCL-309  

F. W. Thomas (Washington, DC) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA). H [Works], 17:94-95. MS at MB (Griswold). (RCL41-256; RCL48-309.)

1841 - July 10

RCL-310  

J. E. Snodgrass (Baltimore, MD) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA). Cited in Poe to J. E. Snodgrass, 12 July 1841 (RCL-311). (RCL41-[A22]; RCL48-310.)

1841 - July 12  (letter text)

RCL-311  

Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to J. E. Snodgrass (Baltimore, MD). NY Herald (27 March 1881); H [Works], 17:78-79; W [1909], 1:283-285; Anderson sale (Stedman), 24 January 1911, item 2280; Americana (July 1940), 34:438-440; L [1948], 1:175-177. MS at NNPM (MA 644-13); transcript by Wm. H. Browne at ViU (Ingram, item 24). SH $375 (1911). (LTR48-120 // RCL41-257; RCL48-311.)

1841 - before July 15 (?)

RCL-312  

E. St. J. (— ?) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA) (with a cryptogram). Implied in Graham’s Magazine (August 1841), 19:96. (RCL48-312.)

1841 - July 17-18 (?)

RCL-313  

Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to F. W. Thomas (Washington, DC). Implied by F. W. Thomas to Poe, 19 July 1841 (RCL-314). (RCL41-258; RCL48-313 and CL48-[312a].)

1841 - July 19  (letter text)

RCL-314  

F. W. Thomas (Washington, DC) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA). MS at MB (Griswold). (RCL41-259; RCL48-314.)

1841 - late July - early August

RCL-315  

F. W. Thomas (Washington, DC) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA). Cited in F. W. Thomas to Poe, 30 August 1841 (RCL-323). (RCL41-260; RCL48-315 and CL48-[314a].)

1841 - August 10  (letter text)

RCL-316  

T. Whackemwell [J. N. McJilton (?)] (Baltimore, MD) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA) (with a cryptogram). Graham’s Magazine (October 1841), 19:192 (brief excerpt); H [Works], 14:138 (see CL-317). Note that McJilton replied that he was not Whackemwell. (RCL41-261; RCL48-316 and CL48-[317b].)

1841 - August 11  (letter text)

RCL-317  

Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to T. Whackemwell [addressed to J. N. McJilton] (Baltimore, MD). H [Works], 17:100; L [1948], 1:177. MS at MB (Griswold). (LTR48-121 // RCL41-262; RCL48-317.)

1841 - August 13  (letter text)

RCL-318  

Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to Lea & Blanchard (Philadelphia, PA). The Library of G. W. Childs, described by F. W. Robinson (1882) pp.13-14; Derby, Fifty Years Among Authors, Books and Publishers, Hartford, CT: M. A. Winter & Co., 1885, pp. 348-349; Murders in the Rue Morgue, Facsimile of the MS (Philadelphia: G. Barrie, 1895) (F); Sartain, Reminiscences of a Very Old Man, NY: D. Appeton and Co., 1899, last two paragraphs and signature, printed (p. 221) and in facsimile (p. 222) (F); H [Works], 17:101; W [1909], 1:294-295; Phillips, 1:676 (abridged); Parke-Bernet sale (Drexel), 17-18 October 1944, item 201 (F); L [1948], 1:178; Sotheby’s (NY) sale (Chrysler), 7 December 1954, item 265 (F); House of El Dieff (Jamaica, NY), May 1955 (F). MS at TxU-Hu. (Formerly in the collections of G. W. Childs and the Drexel Institute, to which it was left by Childs in 1894. Formerly in the collection of Wm. H. Koester.) SH $3,000 (1944); $2750 (1954). (LTR48-122 // RCL41-263; RCL48-318.)

1841 - August 13  (letter text)

RCL-319  

J. N. McJilton (Baltimore, MD) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA). H [Works], 17:100 (undated). MS at MB (Griswold). (RCL41-264; RCL48-319.)

1841 - August 14  (letter text)

RCL-320  

Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to Rev. H. H. Weld (NY, NY). Dial (16 January 1908) 44:32-33 (from MS); L [1948], 1:179-180. MS unlocated. (Formerly in the collection of Mrs. A. H. Heulings.) (LTR48-123 // RCL48-320.)

1841 - August 16  (letter text)

RCL-321  

Lea & Blanchard (Philadelphia, PA) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA). H [Works], 17:101-102 (where it is dated 11 August); W [1909], 1:295-296. MS at MB (Griswold). (RCL41-265; RCL48-321 and CL48-[317a].)

1841 - August 30

RCL-322  

L. J. Cist (Cincinnati, OH) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA). Cited in Poe to L. J. Cist, 18 September 1841 (RCL-329). (RCL48-322.)

1841 - August 30  (letter text)

RCL-323  

F. W. Thomas (Washington, DC) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA) (with a cryptogram from M. Young, Chief Clerk of the Treasury, and a letter from Dr. C. S. Frailey to F. W. Thomas). Century Magazine (September 1894), 48:732 (partial); H [Works], 17:102-103; W [1909], 1:293-294; Phillips, 1:677 (excerpts). MS at MB (Griswold). (RCL41-266; RCL48-323 and CL48-[323a].)

1841 - late August

RCL-324  

R. W. Griswold (Philadelphia, PA) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA). Cited in Poe to F. W. Thomas, 1 September 1841 (RCL-325). (RCL41-267; RCL48-324 and CL48-[324a].)

1841 - September 1  (letter text)

RCL-325  

Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to F. W. Thomas (Washington, DC). Am. Art Assoc. sale (Button), 11-12 March 1930, item 284 (F); L [1948], 1:180-181; L [1966], 2:695. MS at ViU (Barrett). (Formerly in the collection of Mrs. S. Prescott.) SH $1,300 (1930). (LTR48-124 // RCL41-268; RCL48-325.)

1841 - September 3  (letter text)

RCL-326  

F. W. Thomas (Washington, DC) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA) (misdated by F. W. Thomas as 3 August). H [Works], 17:95-100; Allen, 2:885-888. MS at MB (Griswold). (RCL41-269; RCL48-326 and CL48-[315a].)

1841 - September 6

RCL-327  

J. E. Snodgrass (Baltimore, MD) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA). Cited in Poe to J. E. Snodgrass, 19 September 1841 (RCL-330). (RCL41-[A23]; RCL48-327.)

1841 - September 9

RCL-328  

R. Bolton (Pontotoc, MS) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA). Cited in R. Bolton to Poe, 4 November 1841 (RCL-338). (RCL41-[A24]; RCL48-328.)

1841 - September 18  (letter text)

RCL-329  

Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to L. J. Cist (Cincinnati, OH). Benet J. Beyer cat. no. 11 (n. d.) item 364 (F) (copy of cat. at Vi, also leaves with MS at TxU-Hu); Anderson sale (Coffin), 17 January 1927, item 321; L [1948], 1:181-182. Misdated as September 21 by Quinn, p. 342n. MS at TxU-Hu (formerly in the collection of Wm. H. Koester). SH $1,100 (1927). (LTR48-125 // RCL41-270; RCL48-329 and CL48-[331a].)

1841 - September 19  (letter text)

RCL-330  

Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to J. E. Snodgrass (Baltimore, MD). NY Herald (27 March 1881); H [Works], 17:80 (excerpts); W [1909], 1:285-287; Bixby, pp. 20-21 (F); Americana (July 1940) 34:441-442; L [1948], 1:183-184. MS at CSmH (HM 21865); transcript by Wm. H. Browne at ViU (Ingram, item 25). (LTR48-126 // RCL41-271; RCL48-330.)

1841 - September 20

RCL-331  

Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to F. W. Thomas (Washington, DC). Cited in F. W. Thomas to Poe, 22 September 1841 (RCL-332). (RCL41-272; RCL48-331.)

1841 - September 22  (letter text)

RCL-332  

F. W. Thomas (Washington, DC) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA). Phillips 1:681 (excerpts). MS at MB (Griswold). (RCL41-273; RCL48-332.)

1841 - September 24  (letter text)

RCL-332a

Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to F. W. Thomas (Washington, DC). American Literature. (November 1952), 24:363-364; L [1966], 2:696. MS at TxU-Hu. (Formerly in the collection of Mrs. F. H. Flemming, apparently given to her by F. W. Thomas.) (LTR66-126a // RCL81-332a.)

1841 - September 26

RCL-332b

L. J. Cist (Cincinnati, OH) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA). Possible reply to CL-329. Poe’s MS letter bears an endorsement by Cist of “R. Sep 26,” which seems much too late to be an indication of when Cist received the letter. Poe’s letter is fully dated, although possibly incorrectly, or mailed later. It is also possible that Cist received it late for other reasons, such as travelling. (RCL08-332b.)

1841 - September 27

RCL-332c

F. W. Thomas (Washington, DC) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA). Docketed on Poe to F. W. Thomas, 24 September 1841 (RCL-332a). (RCL41-274; RCL81-332b; RCL08-332c.)

1841 - October 14  (letter text)

RCL-333  

F. W. Thomas (Washington, DC) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA). MS at MB (Griswold). (RCL41-275; RCL48-333.)

1841 - October 14  (letter text)

RCL-333a

Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to W. D. Kelley (Philadelphia, PA). R & R Auctions, cat. 326, October 2007. MS unlocated. SH $30,512 (2007) (LTR13-126b // RCL13-333a.)

1841 - October 27  (letter text)

RCL-334  

Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to F. W. Thomas (Washington, DC). American Literature. (March 1934), 6:66-68 (from a copy); L [1948], 1:184-185. MS unlocated. (Formerly in the collection of Dr. T. R. Boggs.) (LTR48-127 // RCL41-276; RCL48-334.)

1841 - October 29  (letter text)

RCL-335  

J. Tomlin (Jackson, TN) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA). The Poe Log, p. 346. MS at MB (Griswold). (RCL41-277; RCL48-335.)

1841 - [October]

RCL-336  

[Poe to N. P. Willis. Moved to RCL-343a.]

1841 - [October-November]

RCL-337  

[N. P. Willis to Poe. Moved to RCL-344a.]

1841 - November 4  (letter text)

RCL-338  

R. Bolton (Pontotoc, MS) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA). Memphis (TN) Commercial Appeal, 15 November 1925; The Poe Log, p. 347 (excerpt). A copy of the article is at ViU (under Poe Miscellany, 18 November 1841). (RCL41-280; RCL48-338.)

1841 - November 6  (letter text)

RCL-339  

F. W. Thomas (Washington, DC) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA) (a note on a letter from Henry Marie Brackenridge to F. W. Thomas, 6 November 1841). MS at MB (Griswold). (RCL41-281; RCL48-339.)

1841 - before November 8  (letter text)

RCL-340  

W. B. Tyler (—?) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA). Graham’s Magazine (December 1841), 19:306-307. (Several scholars have suggested that Tyler is a pseudonym for Poe.) (RCL48-340.)

1841 - November 8-9

RCL-341  

Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to F. W. Thomas (Washington, DC). Cited in F. W. Thomas to Poe, 10 November 1841 (RCL-342). (RCL41-282; RCL48-341.)

1841 - November 10  (letter text)

RCL-342  

Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to Mrs. L. H. Sigourney (Hartford, CT). G. S. Haight, Mrs. Sigourney (New Haven: Yale U. Press, 1930), p. 118 (F); L [1948], 1:186. MS at CtHi. (LTR48-128 // RCL41-283; RCL48-342.)

1841 - November 10  (letter text)

RCL-343  

F. W. Thomas (Washington, DC) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA). Phillips, 1:685. MS at MB (Griswold). (RCL41-284; RCL48-343.)

1841 - November 10

RCL-343a

Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to N. P. Willis (Glenmary, NY). Cited in N. P. Willis to Poe, 13 November 1841 (RCL-344a). (RCL41-278; RCL48-336; RCL74-343a.)

1841 - November 13

RCL-344  

Mrs. L. H. Sigourney (Hartford, CT) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA). Cited in Poe to Mrs. L. H. Sigourney, 16 November 1841 (RCL-345). (RCL41-[A25]; RCL48-344.)

1841 - November 13  (letter text)

RCL-344a

N. P. Willis (Glenmary, NY) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA). Parke-Bernet sale (Barrett), 1 November 1950, item 938 (brief excerpt). MS at TxU-Hu. (RCL41-279; RCL48-337; RCL74-344a.)

1841 - November 16  (letter text)

RCL-345  

Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to Mrs. L. H. Sigourney (Hartford, CT) (wrongly dated by Poe as 1842). Haight, Mrs. Sigourney, pp. 119-120; L [1948], 1:186-187. MS at CtHi. (LTR48-129 // RCL41-285; RCL48-345 and CL48-[398a].)

1841 - November 18  (letter text)

RCL-346  

Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to R. Bolton (Pontotoc, MS). Memphis (TN) Commercial Appeal (15 November 1925), part 4, p. 7 (F); L [1948], 1:187-189. MS unlocated. (LTR48-130 // RCL41-286; RCL48-346.)

1841 - November 23  (letter text)

RCL-347  

F. W. Thomas (Washington, DC) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA). MS at MB (Griswold). (RCL41-287; RCL48-347.)

1841 - November 26  (letter text)

RCL-348  

Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to F. W. Thomas (Washington, DC). Anderson sale (Williamson), 1 March 1904, item 72; Ernest Dressel North, Catalogue of a Choice Collection of Autograph Letters and MSS (October 1905), no. 357, pp. 58-59 (quoted in full); L [1948], 1:189-191. MS at DDO. SH $80 (1904). (LTR48-131 // RCL41-288; RCL48-348.)

1841 - before November 30 (?)

RCL-349  

Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to N. P. Willis (Glenmary, NY). Implied in N. P. Willis to Poe, 30 November 1841 (RCL-350). (RCL41-289; RCL48-349 and CL48-[348a].)

1841 - November 30  (letter text)

RCL-350  

N. P. Willis (Glenmary, NY) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA). Century Magazine (September 1894), 48:730; H [Works], 17:104; W [1909], 1:287-288. MS at MB (Griswold). (RCL41-290; RCL48-350.)

1841 - November 1841 - June 10, 1842

RCL-351  

T. H. Chivers (— ?) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA) (two letters). Cited in Poe to T. H. Chivers, 6 July 1842 (RCL-378). The third letter cited is CL-250. (RCL41-308; RCL48-351 and CL48-[370b].)

1841 - December 1  (letter text)

RCL-352  

J. Tomlin (Jackson, TN) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA). Phillips 1:686 (excerpts); The Poe Log, p. 353. MS at MB (Griswold). (RCL41-291; RCL48-352.)

1841 - December 12  (letter text)

RCL-353  

J. Tomlin (Jackson, TN) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA). MS at MB (Griswold). (RCL41-292; RCL48-353.)

1841 - late 1841 (or early 1842) (?)  (letter text)

RCL-353a

E. Sargent (NY, NY) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA). One sentence of what seems to be from a letter is quoted in the Philadelphia Saturday Museum (4 March 1843), p. 1, col. 4. This letter may be connected with “An Appendix of Autographs," Graham’s Magazine (January 1841), p. 46, where Poe favorably notices Sargent. (RCL08-353a.)



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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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