Articles and Essays, 1827-1850



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It should be noted that information and views expressed in these articles and essays reflect the research and opinions of the authors.

Items here are listed chronologically. Reprinted items are listed under the earliest date of publication.


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~~ 1827-1839 ~~

 



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~~ 1840-1849 ~~

  • “Edgar A. Poe” by Rufus W. Griswold, brief introductory notice to The Poets and Poetry of America
    • Edgar A. Poe” (1842) The Poets and Poetry of America (1st edition)
    • Edgar A. Poe” (1847) The Poets and Poetry of America (8th edition)
    • Edgar A. Poe” (1850) The Poets and Poetry of America (10th edition)
    • Edgar Allan Poe” (1855) The Poets and Poetry of America (16th edition)
  • “Edgar Allan Poe” by Henry Beck Hirst, Saturday Museum (Philadelphia)
    • Edgar Allan Poe” (February 25, 1843) (this version does not survive as a full issue. See notes on the article for an more complete explanation.)
    • Edgar Allan Poe” (March 4, 1843) (this version mostly matches the earlier form, but with one additional block of text, one additonal poem, and several minor changes in text. See notes on the article for an more complete explanation.)
  • American Biography: Edgar Allan Poe” by Joseph E. Snodgrass, Baltimore Saturday Visiter, July 29, 1843.
  • “Edgar Allan Poe” by James Russell Lowell
    • Our Contributors — Edgar Allan Poe”  (February 1845, Graham’s Magazine)
    • Edgar A. Poe
      • Part I (January 20, 1845, Evening Mirror (New York))
      • Part II (January 21, 1845, Evening Mirror (New York))
    • “Edgar A. Poe”  (February 1, 1845, New-York Weekly Tribune)   (excerpts of the article, with Poe’s poems “To Helen” and “The Haunted Palace.” The short introduction reads: “This number of Graham’s Magazine has a likeness of EDGAR A. POE, with a critique upon that critic and a brief outline of his career thus far, by James Russell Lowell. [/] This article is frank, earnest, and contains many just thoughts, expressed with force and point. We quote the following . . . .”)
    • “Edgar A. Poe”  (1847)  (a copy of the Graham’s article, with two minor corrections by Lowell, signed and dated, possibly for use in Poe’s proposed book on “Literary America.”)
    • Edgar A. Poe” (Works of the Late Edgar Allan Poe, 1850)
  • Plagiarism” by Outis, Evening Mirror (New York), March 1, 1845.
  • “[Review of Poe’s lecture on the] Poets and Poetry of America” by N. P. Willis, Evening Mirror, March 1, 1845.
  • “[Review of Poe’s Tales]” by Evert A. Duyckinck, American Review, September 1845
  • “[Review of Poe’s Tales]” by Martin Farquhar Tupper, Literary Gazette, January 31, 1846
  • The Evening Mirror and T. D. English’s Literati War
  • “Edgar A. Poe” by Rufus W. Griswold, brief introductory notice to The Prose Writers of America
    • Edgar A. Poe” (1847) The Prose Writers of America (1st edition, issued March 3, 1847)
    • Edgar A. Poe” (1851) The Prose Writers of America (4th edition, isued May-June, 1851)
  • Edgar Allan Poe” by Phillip Pendleton Cooke (Southern Literary Messenger, Jan. 1848)
  • [Report on Poe’s Lecture on “The Universe”] by John H. Hopkins (Evening Express (New York), February 4, 1848)
  • [Announcement of Poe’s Lecture on “The Universe”] by N. P. Willis (?) (Home Journal (New York), February 5, 1848)
  • [Mr. Poe’s Eureka”] by N. P. Willis (?) (Home Journal (New York), August 12, 1848)
  • “Death of Edgar A. Poe” by “Ludwig” (Rufus Wilmot Griswold)
    • “Death of Edgar A. Poe” (October 9, 1849, New York Daily Tribune)
    • “Death of Edgar A. Poe” (October 16, 1849, New York Daily Tribune, California edition)
    • “Death of Edgar Allan Poe” (October 20, 1849, New York Weekly Tribune) (with some additional material omitted from the first edition but printed in the Tribune for October 10, 1849)
  • [Obituary of Edgar A. Poe]” by John M. Daniel (Richmond Semi-Weekly Examiner (Richmond, VA), October 12, 1849) (Although the obituary is unsigned, Daniel was the editor of the Examiner, and much of it is essentially recycled, along with the Examiner article of October 19, into the article printed under his name in the Southern Literary Messenger for March 1850)
  • Characteristics of Edgar A. Poe” by John M. Daniel (Richmond Semi-Weekly Examiner (Richmond, VA), October 19, 1849) (Although the article is unsigned, Daniel was the editor of the Examiner, and much of it is essentially recycled, along with the Examiner obituary of October 12, into the article printed under his name in the Southern Literary Messenger for March 1850)
  • The Late Edgar A. Poe” by John R. Thompson (Southern Literary Messenger, November 1849)
  • “The Death of Edgar Poe” by Nathaniel P. Willis
    • The Death of Edgar Poe” by Nathaniel P. Willis, Home Journal, October 20, 1849.
    • The Death of Edgar Poe” (Works of the Late Edgar Allan Poe, 1850)
    • “Edgar Poe” (Hurry-Graphs; or, Sketches of Scenery, Celebrities, & Society, Taken from Life, London: Henry G. Bohn, 1851)
  • Edgar A. Poe” by Benjamin Lindsey, Jr., Daily Mercury (New Bedford, MA), October 20, 1849 (reprinted in the Weekly Mercury for October 26, 1849)
  • Death of Poe” by E. H. N. Patterson, Oquawka Spectator (Oquawka, Illinois), October 24, 1849
  • Literary Fame” by E. H. N. Patterson, Oquawka Spectator (Oquawka, Illinois), November 7, 1849
  • Reminiscences of Edgar A. Poe” by  Frances S. Osgood, Saroni’s Musical Times (New York), December 8, 1849

 


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~~ 1850 ~~

  • Edgar Allan Poe” by John M. Daniel, Southern Literary Messenger, March 1850
  • “The Late Edgar Allan Poe” by George Rex Graham
    • The Late Edgar Allan Poe” by George Rex Graham, Graham’s Magazine (March 1850)
    • “Graham’s Estimate of Poe,” Boston Notion (May 4, 1850)  (reprinted from Graham’s)
    • “[Introduction]” by George Rex Graham, Poems [by Edgar Allan Poe] (New York: H. M. Caldwell, 1850) (used along with Willis’s article as a memoir)
  • “Edgar Allan Poe” by Rufus Wilmot Griswold
    • “Edgar Allan Poe” by Rufus Wilmot Griswold (International Magazine, October 1850)
    • Preface and Memoir” (Works of the Late Edgar Allan Poe, 1850)
  • Cryptography — Mr. Poe as a Cryptographer” by Rev. Warren H. Cudworth, Lowell Weekly Journal (April 19, 1850)
  • Edgar A. Poe” by John Neal, Portland Daily Advertiser (Portland, Maine), April 26, 1850
  • The Literati” by anonymous, Public Ledger and Daily Transcrip (Philadelphia), September 16, 1850 (brief review of volume 3 of The Works of the Late Edgar Allan Poe, edited by R. W. Griswold)
  • Edgar Allan Poe” by Thomas Powell, The Living Writers of America, New York: Stringer and Townsend, 1850

 


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