Text: Dwight R. Thomas, “Index: M-Z,” Poe in Philadelphia, 1838-1844 (1978), pp. 982-997


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McCabe, John Collins: 844.

MacGrawler, Peter: 628-29.

McHenry, James: 506-07, 844-45.

McJilton, John N.: 245, 252, 330, 352, 845.

MacKenzie, Miss Jane: 162-63, 846.

MacKenzie, Mrs. Jane: 546, 549, 873.

MacKenzie, John: 211-12, 846.

MacKenzie, Thomas: 548-49, 846.

MacKenzie, William (the elder): 163, 212, 546, 549, 846, 873.

MacKenzie, William (the younger): 545-46, 846.

McMakin, Andrew: 198, 576, 610, 618, 813-14, 846-47.

McMichael, Morton: 53, 106, 496, 507, 584-85, 847-48, 890, 893, 895.

McMurtrie, Henry: 8, 29-30, 848, 950.

McMurtrie, James: 806-07, 848-49.

Maelzel’s Chess Player: 853.

Magruder, Allan B.: 6.

“The Man of the Crowd”: 176.

“The Man Who Was Used Up” [[“The Man That Was Used Up”]]: 56, 107. See also The Prose Romances of Edgar A. Poe­.

Marryat, Frederick: 324, 326, 331-32.

Marshall, John: 849.

Martin, John: 107.

Martineau, Harriet: 325-26, 331.

“The Mask of the Red Death”: 368.

Mathews, Cornelius: 308, 319, 332-33, 369-70, 489, 690-91, 849-50.

Matthias, Benjamin: 850.

Maupin, Socrates: 162-63, 850-51.

Meek, Alexander B.: 615, 619.

Mellen, Grenville: 8, 851.

Metcalfe, Joseph: 186, 198.

Military Magazine (Philadelphia): 35-36.

Millington, John: 210, 212, 851.

Minor, Benjamin Blake: 608.

Minor, Lucian: 3, 155-56, 851-52.

Mitchell, John Kearsley: 58, 113, 496, 507-08, 852-54, 946.

Mitchell, Langdon: 853.

Mitchell, Silas Weir: 852-53.

Montgomery, John C.: 182, 464.

“Morella”: 71, 79-80.

“Morning on the Wissahiccon” (“The Elk”): 660, 743.

Morrell, Charles R.: 51-53, 121, 208, 210, 854.

Morris, George P.: 8, 104, 197, 246, 622, 854.

Morris, John B.: 631, 808, 855.

Morris, Robert: 496, 507-08, 555, 567, 570, 574, 576, 596, 605, 648-49, 656, 664, 855-56.

Moxon, Edward: 343, 467-68, 477.

“MS. Found in a Bottle”: 96, 103, 107, 828.

Munroe, Isaac: 674, 856.

“The Murders in the Rue Morgue”: sources for, 22, 50-51, 57-59, 118-19, 162-63; publication, 206-07; Thomas’ opinion of, 212, 221; its popularity, 245; original manuscript rescued from wastebasket, 822-24. See also The Prose Romances of Edgar A. Poe­.

Murdock, E. M.: 856-57.

Murdoch, James Edward: 857-58.

Muzzy, Harriet: 507-08.

Myers, John C.: 658, 685-86.

“The Mystery of Marie Rogêt”: 250, 390-92, 401, 406, 448-49, 454, 468-70, 473-74, 479, 499-500, 904.

“Mystification”: 10.


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Nano, Signor Hervio: 118-19.

The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym: announced as forthcoming, 9; copyrighted, 11; publication, 16-17; criticized by Burton, 20-22; favorable reception in England, 34-35; Robert Carter comments on verisimilitude, 571; mentioned, 109, 639, 882.

Neal, John: 139-40, 144-45, 488, 502-03, 543, 630, 782, 858.

Neal, Joseph C.: 60, 93, 555, 858-59, 889-90.

“Never Bet Your Head”: 258, 260, 264-65.

Newark Academy (Poe’s lecture on “American Poetry”): 643-44, 655, 662-65.

New York City: Poe leaves Richmond for, 5-7; Booksellers Dinner, 8-9; Poe’s visit to (circa June 25, 1842), 400-01, 417-18; reputed Poe visits in 1843 and 1844, 792-96.

New York Review: 5, 10, 12, 433.

Nichols, Mary Grove [[Gove]]: 111.

Nichols, Rebecca S. Reed: 859.

Noah, Mordecai Manuel: 8, 63-64, 859-60.

Norris, J. S.: 7.

“Notes on English Verse”: 502-03, 512.


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Oberholtzer, Ellis Paxson: 860.

Opium: Poe’s reputed use of, 803.

“Original Conundrums”: 540-41.

Osgood, Frances S.: 492-93.

O’sullivan, John L.: 36, 405, 417, 422-23, 436, 438, 860-61.

Otis, James F.: 861.

“Our Amateur Poets”: 512-14, 611-12.

Ourang outangs: 50-51, 57-59, 118-19.

“Our Magazine Literature”: probably not by Poe, 713-14.

“The Oval Portrait” (“Life in Death”): 358.


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Pabodie, W. J.: 956.

Page, William: 547-48.

Palfrey, John Gorham: 861-62.

Panic of 1837: 9-10.

Parker, Mrs. Eliza: 826-27.

Parker, William T.: 862, 892.

Parmelee, Charles N.: 51, 53.

Patterson, Henry Stuart: 570, 862.

Patterson, Samuel D.: 493, 515-16, 556-57, 606, 618, 776, 862-63, 949.

Paul, Howard: 715, 717-18, 863-64, 881.

Paulding, James Kirke: 8, 13-15, 77-78, 83, 233-34, 513-14, 606, 864-65.

Payne, John Howard: 864.

Peabody, William B. O.: 865.

Pedder, Anna and Bessie: 865-66.

Pedder, James: 826-27, 865-66.

Penn Magazine­: Poe takes first steps to issue, 133-34; circulates Prospectus, 139-40; favorable reception by Philadelphia papers, 140-47; complete Prospectus appears in Graham’s Saturday Evening Post and Du Solle’s Spirit of the Times, 142-44, 146-47; Poe has “every hope of success,” 148-49; Poe seeks financial backing, 150; noticed by the Knickerbocker Magazine, 151; Poe asks his Georgia relatives and other correspondents for assistance, 153-57; Prospectus revised, 156; Daily Chronicle carries Prospectus, 158-61; many subscribers from the South, 161; Tomlin aids project, 161-62, 173; Pliny Earle forwards contribution, 163, 166; favorably noticed by Southern and Western papers, 165; Thomas promises an article, 172, 174; postponement of first number, 177, 183-84; Thomas aids project, 179-80; Poe seeks contributions from prominent citizens, 184-85, 187-89, 191-92; “glorious” prospects, 189-91; bank crisis forces cancellation, 193, 195-96; “an excellent list of subscribers,” 196; Poe plans to resume project, 209, 211; Poe plans to issue with Graham’s support, 233-37, 239; “some excellent offers,” 259; Graham may still join Poe, 265; hope of Graham’s support by July, 1842, 274; Poe asks Thomas whether Robert Tyler can aid project, 320-22, 337-38, 352; Robert Tyler offers Poe a position in Philadelphia Custom House, 379-80, 382-83; Poe discusses Graham’s failure to support project, 408-10; Poe solicits support from Bryan and Chivers (July 6, 1842), 408-11; Bryan and Chivers promise support, 413-16; Bryan recommends “travelling agents,” 419-20; Poe’s resumption of project reported by New York Mirror and Du Solle’s Spirit of the Times, 422, 428; Chivers sends names of four subscribers, 440, 445; Thomas hints that Tyler administration may provide “patronage,” 441-42; Poe believes that anticipated appointment to Custom House will enable him to start Penn, 445-46, 449; Poe suggests that Chivers join him in project, 445-47; Poe solicits Tomlin’s support, 449-50; Chivers inquires about project, 480-81; name changed to The Stylus, 509, 519. See The Stylus­.

Percival, James Gates: 396-97.

“Peter Pendulum”: 111.

Peterson, Charles J.: his association with Graham, 40; admitted to Philadelphia bar, 73; acquires “third interest” in Saturday Evening Post, 116; no proprietary interest in Graham’s, 167 , 169-70; publishes Lowell’s “Callirhöe” in Graham’s, 194-95, 201, 204-05; offers Lowell ten dollars a poem, 254-55; his duties on Graham’s and the Post, 263-64, 270; Poe’s attitude toward, 263-64; hopes to meet Lowell, 273; comments on Poe’s notice of Lowell in “Autography,” 293-94; begins his Lady’s World of Fashion, 303-04; unable to visit Lowell in Boston, 310; Poe characterizes as “ninny,” 321-22; discusses Dickens visit, 326-27; discusses Poe’s critique of Mathews’ Wakondah, 332-33; his objections to abolitionists, 359; objects to Griswold’s treatment of Lowell in The Poets and Poetry of America, 365-66, 385-86; helps enlist Griswold as editor of Graham’s, 370-71, 384-85; discusses Poe’s departure from Graham’s, 384-85; reviews Griswold’s Poets for Graham’s, 385-86; may have opened Daniel Bryan’s May 13, 1842, letter to Poe, 421; evidence of friction with Griswold, 432-33; Wilmer’s dislike for, 451; comments on Dickens’ American Notes, 460-61; discusses his Lady’s World of Fashion, 460-61; discusses Graham’s payments to Bryant and Longfellow, 478-79; counsels Lowell on The Pioneer, 482-84; Ann S. Stephens joins his Lady’s World, 505; retires from Saturday Evening Post, 515-16; regrets failure of Lowell’s Pioneer, 546-47; satirized in Lippard’s “Spermaceti Papers,” 556-57, 559-60, 563-64, 573-74, 588-89, 594-95, 599, 606-07, 631-32; Peterson’s time occupied by his Lady’s World, 622-23; praises Lowell’s Poems, 671-72; directory entry, 866-68.

Phantasy-Pieces: 401.

Philadelphia: Poe’s arrival in, 1, 13; sensation caused by ourang outangs in, 50-51, 57-59, 118-19; bank crisis in, 193; elections held in, 452; Poe’s two lectures on “American Poetry,” 635-36, 639-42, 644-45, 648-49, 666-70; Poe and Virginia leave city, 696.

“The Philosophy of Furniture”: 121.

Phrenology: Poe examined by phrenologists, 266, 274, 282; English’s phrenological description of Poe, 652.

Pierpont, John: 868-69.

Pike, Albert: 869.

Pinkerton, E. J.: 205, 210, 212, 869.

Pinkney, Edward Coote: 229-30, 249-50, 437.

The Pioneer (Boston): 464-65, 472-73, 482-84, 486-87, 488-89, 491-92, 493-94, 500, 502-03, 505-06, 512, 524, 535, 539-40, 542, 543, 546-47, 623. See also James Russell Lowell.

“The Pit and the Pendulum”: 444.

Poe, Amelia Fitzgerald: 803.

Poe, General David: 145, 639-40, 869-71.

Poe, David, Jr.: 153, 569, 640, 736, 869-71.

Poe, Eliza: 801-02.

Poe, Elizabeth Arnold: 873.

Poe, George, Jr.: 869-70.

Poe, George W.: 55, 869-70.

Poe, Henry: 126, 377-78, 569, 913-14, 943.

Poe, Neilson: 24-25, 65, 76, 89, 124, 125, 870-71.

Poe, Robert F.: 153-54, 187-88, 871-73.

Poe, Rosalie: 163, 211-12, 546, 549, 572, 873.

Poe, Virginia Clemm: sudden illness (tuberculosis) in January, 1842, 316-17, 320; health improves, 383; recurrent hemorrhage, 387; health “slightly improved,” 404; Poe has “scarcely a faint hope of her recovery,” 429; health “slightly improved,” 437; Thomas regards Virginia as “victim for an early grave” (September 17, 1842), 442; distressed by Poe’s intemperance during March, 1843, visit to Washington, 532, 535; “nearly recovered,” 545-46; “much better,” 549; again in poor health, 552-53, 568; leaves Philadelphia with Poe, 696; described in various reminiscences, 757, 788-90, 852, 856-57, 878-80, 902-03, 933; directory entry, 874-75; mentioned, 13, 175, 274-75, 283-84, 338, 381, 443, 563, 736, 808, 913, 952.

Poe, Washington: 153-55, 187-88, 871-73.

Poe, William: 153-54, 187-88, 552-53, 568-69, 736, 871-73.

Pollock, J. R.: 211-12.

Porter, Timothy O.: 102.

Post, Israel: 38, 52-54, 444-45.

“A Predicament”: 22, 30.

Prentice, George D.: 249-50, 265-68, 284, 291-92, 315, 628.

The Prose Romances of Edgar A. Poe­ (“The Murders in the Rue Morgue” and “The Man That Was Used Up”): 598-602, 604-05, 609-11, 613, 621-22.

“The Psyche Zenobia” (“How to Write a Blackwood Article”): 30.

“The Purloined Letter”: 695.

Purnell, William H.: 655, 875.

Putnam, George P.: 8.

Putnam, George Washington: 347, 476-77.


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“Raising the Wind; or, Diddling”: 618-19, 632.

“The Raven”: sources for, 217, 813, 886; preliminary draft probably completed in Philadelphia, 696; reputed composition at Saratoga Springs, 707-11; Graham said to have rejected poem, 824-25, 893-94; mentioned, 751, 796, 814, 847, 876, 932-33, 939-40.

Raymond, Henry J.: 178, 454.

Reading, Pennsylvania (Poe’s lecture on “American Poetry”): 638-39, 658, 685-86, 688-90.

Reid, Mayne: 638, 863-64, 875-81.

Residences (Poe’s): his Arch Street boarding house, 13, 825-28; leaves for “a small house,” 24-27; grassplot in front, 119-20; leaves “the old place,” 381-82; moves to Coates Street in Fairmount district, 435-36; Thomas’ description of Fairmount residence, 442; moves to 234 North Seventh Street in Spring Garden district, 571-73; reminiscences of Spring Garden home, 703, 837, 875-81, 933-34; Spring Garden neighbors, 703-04, 705-06, 707, 769, 773, 796-97, 863, 927-28, 933-34; Fairmount neighbors, 718, 742-43; Griswold’s description of Poe home, 736; English and Mary Starr give similar descriptions of Poe’s “small house,” 902-03.

Rex, Katharine: see Katharine Rex Burgin.

Reynolds, Jeremiah N.: 882.

Richmond: Poe’s departure from, 5-7; Poe plans to visit (August 26, 1843), 618.

Riebsam, W. D.: 499, 882-83.

Roberts, George: 213-14, 312, 316, 390-92.

Roberts, Jonathan: 366-67, 371, 375, 388-89, 435.

Rogers, Mary: 250, 390-92, 463, 468-70, 473-74, 904.

Rosenbach, Hyman Polock: 890, 894, 925.

Royster, Elmira: 942-43.


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Sailer, Joseph: 494, 883.

Sanders, J. Milton: 53.

Sanderson, John: 883.

Saratoga Springs, New York: Poe’s reputed visits to, 707-11, 778-79, 856-57.

Sargent, Epes: 173, 305-06, 434, 569-70, 884.

Sartain, John: 38, 42, 115, 171, 176, 180, 229, 251, 298, 300, 607, 806-07, 884-86.

Sartain, William: 885-86.

Saturday Courier (Philadelphia): circulation, 81; a family newspaper, 82.

Saturday Evening Post (Philadelphia): publishes Wilmer’s “Ode to Poe,” 17-20; Graham becomes editor, 33-34; purchased by Graham and Du Solle, 81-82; a family newspaper, 82, 116; Peterson acquires “third interest,” 116; publishes Poe’s Prospectus of the Penn Magazine, 142-44; Peterson’s duties on, 263-64; absorbs Saturday Chronicle and United States, 451-52; claims circulation “over 100,000,” 452; Horatio Hastings Weld joins staff, 460-61; Samuel D. Patterson acquires proprietary interest — Peterson retires, 515-16; satirized in Lippard’s “Spermaceti Papers,” 555-57, 559-60; scoffs at Hirst and Lippard, 582; publishes “The Black Cat,” 617; Poe paid twenty dollars for story, 618.

Saturday Museum (Philadelphia): a family newspaper, 82; T. C. Clarke issues first number (December 10, 1842), 481-82; Poe’s review of Lowell’s Pioneer, 488-89; biography of Poe to be included in series on “Poets and Poetry of Philadelphia,” 489-90, 498, 500-02; publishes Hirst’s vitriolic critique of Griswold’s Poets and Poetry of America, 495-99, 501, 503-04; Charles Fenno Hoffman reacts to Museum’s attack on Griswold, 504-05; Clarke’s description of series on Philadelphia poets, 506-08; publishes Poe biography (February 25, 1843), 508-10; Poe biography reprinted in March 4, 1843, issue, 516-17; extant copies of Museum, 516-17; Clarke announces Poe as “assistant Editor,” 517-19; carries Poe’s Prospectus for The Stylus, 519-22; Hirst satirizes Griswold as “Mr. Driswold,” 522; English is principal contributor, 523; John Kirk Townsend is featured contributor, 523-24, 527-28, 538-39; Lippard announced as contributor, 537-38; Clarke acquires new business partner, 538; “Extra No. 1,” 538-39; publishes Poe’s “Original Conundrums,” 540-41; reprints Poe’s “Conversation of Eiros and Charmion,” 546; advertised as “largest and best printed Family Newspaper,” 551-52; English’s Doom of the Drinker commissioned for Museum, 560-62; its rivalry with Dollar Newspaper, 593-94, 657-58, 666; Clarke acquires third business partner, 624-25; the Museum’s financial difficulties, 625-27; Mayne Reid becomes frequent contributor, 638; Clarke resigns editorship, 672, 680; English’s “Stealing from Abroad” causes controversy, 676-78, 680. See also Thomas C. Clarke and Thomas Dunn English (The Doom of the Drinker).

Scott, Andrew: 122, 161, 886, 891-92.

Scott, John R.: 886-87, 890.

Scott, William: 7.

“The Scythe of Time” (“A Predicament”): 22, 30.

Secret Writing”: 207, 213, 240, 246-47, 251, 270, 301. See also “Cryptography.”

Sedgwick, Catharine Maria: 616-17, 887.

“Shadow, A Fable”: 101.

Sherburne, Miss: 583-84, 595-97, 603-04, 608.

Shew, Marie Louise: 820.

Sigourney, Lydia H.: 285-87, 485, 550-51, 887-88.

“Silence, A Fable” (“Siope”): 8, 107.

“Silence — A Sonnet”: 102, 109.

Simms, William Gilmore: 173, 423-24, 514-15, 558, 584-86, 888, 918.

“Siope — A Fable” (“Silence”): 8, 107.

“The Sleeper”: 661.

Slidell, Alexander: 888-89.

Sloanaker, William: 564.

Smith, A. C.: 695, 889.

Smith, Elizabeth Oakes: 895.

Smith, Horace Wemyss: 889-94, 925.

Smith, Richard Penn: 51, 53, 889-92, 894-95.

Smith, Seba: 747, 895.

Smith, Thomas S.: 335, 367, 428, 434-36, 438-39, 452-53, 456, 465, 467, 470, 471-72, 498, 500, 505, 511-12, 516, 531, 896.

Snodgrass, Joseph Evans: edits the American Museum, 22-23, 29; asked to write critique of Poe, 64-65, 76, 80, 82-84; sent copy of Poe’s Tales, 95; requests information on premium contest held by Burton’s, 97, 99; his animosity toward N. C. Brooks, 110, 549-50, 676; asks Poe to return manuscript submitted in premium contest, 147-49, 189-91; inquires about Penn Magazine, 189-91; has heard Burton’s rumors about Poe’s intemperance, 199, 207-10; praises “A Descent into the Maelström,” 245-46; explains dual publication of his “Reproof of a Bird,” 260-61, 264-65; edits Baltimore Saturday Visiter, 284; praises “Autography” in the Visiter, 298; criticizes Tomlin’s vanity, 302-03; comments on Poe’s literary criticism in the Visiter, 307-08, 323, 360; criticizes Thomas, 318-19; reprints Poe’s “Mask of the Red Death,” 368; offered “The Mystery of Marie Rogêt” for the Visiter, 390-93; reacts to Poe’s departure from Graham’s, 422; active in temperance movement, 430; comments on Poe’s critique of Rufus Dawes, 448; praises “The Mystery of Marie Rogêt,” 499-500; notices The Stylus, 529; reviews Wilmer’s “Recantation,” 549-50; notices “The Gold-Bug,” 592-93; reprints Poe biography from Saturday Museum, 609; notices Poe’s Prose Romances, 613; makes Baltimore Saturday Visiter into forum for debate on slavery, 635; reviews Thomas’ lecture on “eloquence,” 646-47; suspects Poe has returned to Graham’s, 673; reviews Poe’s lecture on “American Poetry,” 676; directory entry, 896-99.

Snowden, William W.: 297, 314, 389, 431, 694, 899.

“Some Words with a Mummy”: 711-12, 727.

Soran, Charles: 208, 210, 246, 360, 899-900.

Southern Literary Messenger: Poe dismissed from, 3-5; death of its proprietor, Thomas Willis White, 494; Poe seeks to acquire subscription list for his Stylus, 539, 545-46, 548-49; sold to Benjamin Blake Minor, 608.

Sparks, Jared: 900.

Spear, Thomas G.: 321-22, 496-97, 901.

The Spectacles”: 691-92.

The Spirit of the Times (Philadelphia): edited by Du Solle, 13-14; weekly edition of, 59; Lippard’s association with, 308, 324-26, 360-61; location of office, 325; provides source material for Poe, 357, 384, 564-66; Poe mentions reading, 443, 696; extant files of, 751; Poe said to visit newspaper office, 834, 936. See also John S. Du Solle and George Lippard.

Sprague, Charles: 225, 253, 665, 901.

Spring Garden district: see “Residences (Poe’s).”

Stanton and Butler (Baltimore): 808-09.

Starr, Mary: 401, 901-04, 906.

Stedman, Elizabeth Clementine: 904-05.

Steele, Silas S.: 613-14, 905.

Stephens, Ann S.: 287, 300, 434, 490-91, 505, 550-51, 905-06.

Stephens, John L.: 10-12, 219, 253.

Stockton, Thomas H.: 496, 507-08, 906.

Stoddard, Richard H.: 166, 172, 906.

Stone, William Leete: 8, 173, 907.

Story, Joseph: 907-08.

Story, William Wetmore: 310, 333, 503.

Street, Alfred Billings: 908.

Sturdivant, John: 126, 174-75, 834, 908.

The Stylus­: Poe reaches agreement with T. C. Clarke to begin magazine, 482, 499; Felix O. C. Darley to furnish illustrations, 499; Poe discusses agreement with Clarke, 510-12; Saturday Museum carries Poe’s Prospectus, 519-22; Snodgrass notices project, 529; Poe solicits subscriptions in Washington, 529-30, 536-37; Poe’s intemperance in Washington harms chances of issuing Stylus, 531-35; Poe seeks to acquire subscription list of Southern Literary Messenger, 539, 545-46, 548-49; Poe enlists Lowell and Hawthorne as contributors, 542-43, 547-48, 552; Lowell forwards a poem, 553; W. G. Simms notices The Stylus, 558; T. C. Clarke withdraws from project, 558-59; Poe hopes to resume project “next year,” 572-73; Tomlin’s activities in project’s behalf, 584; Poe proposes monthly magazine controlled by elite of American literati, 694.

“A Succession of Sundays” (“Three Sundays in a Week”): 275, 299, 832.

Sully, Thomas: 805-07, 884, 909.

Sutherland, Joel B.: 672, 909-10.


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“A Tale of the Ragged Mountains”: 695.

Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque: to include supplement of criticism, 60-61, 77-78, 83, 107; size of first edition, 73-74; a few copies “on fine paper,” 79; advance notice of, 80-81; Lea & Blanchard decline to purchase copyright of, 84-85; publication, 89-90; reasons for poor sale, 90-91; reception, 92-108; Poe believes edition has been exhausted, 99, 149; Lea & Blanchard decline to issue enlarged edition, 252-54; Poe sends copy to Dickens, 340-41; Dickens to seek British publisher for revised edition, 342-43, 394; Poe fails to find New York publisher for revised edition, 400-01; Dickens fails to find British publisher, 467-68, 476-78; mentioned, 165, 716, 833.

Talfourd, Thomas Noon: 275-76, 287.

Tasistro, Louis Fitzgerald: 8, 105, 910.

Taylor, Franck: 225-26, 292-93

“The Tell-Tale Heart”: 473, 479, 482-84, 488, 492, 493-94, 495, 503.

Tennyson, Alfred: 111-13, 412-13, 661, 693, 919.

Thomas, Ann Fonerden: 222, 911-13.

Thomas, Calvin W.: 912.

Thomas, Ebenezer Smith: 124, 131-32, 910-13.

Thomas, Frances Ann: 175, 179-80, 258, 293, 315, 912.

Thomas, Frederick William: meets Poe, 125-26; introduced to Dow, 126-27; noticed by Poe, 127-29; addresses Whig rally, 130-31; noticed by Saturday Courier, 134; his Howard Pinckney in the press, 138-39; described as Poe’s “friend Thomas,” 139; publication of Howard Pinckney, 163-64; writes Poe from Saint Louis, 172; Poe’s opinion of Howard Pinckney, 173-75; aids the Penn Magazine, 179-80; arrives in Washington, 198-99; asked to evaluate “The Murders in the Rue Morgue,” 212, 220-22; lectures in Washington, 214, 220-21; in need of money, 220-23; suggests Poe seek Washington clerkship, 223-24; unable to cash Graham’s draft, 225-27; to furnish biographies for Griswold’s Poets and Poetry of America, 230-31, 249-50; evaluates “A Descent into the Maelström,” 231-33; obtains office in Washington, 237-40; suggests that Kennedy could help Poe obtain appointment, 240-42; acknowledges Poe’s solution of Frailey cipher, 242-43; attempts to produce Washington clerkship for Poe, 244-45, 248, 256-57; advocacy of international copyright, 249-50; wishes to publish song, 256-57, 265-67; sends biographical data to Poe, 258-59; growing intimacy with President Tyler and his family, 265-67; George Willig to publish Thomas’ song, 267-69, 271; suggests that Abel P. Upshur could help Poe obtain appointment, 271; Willig to forward copies of song, 273-75; sends Poe a letter from H. M. Brackenridge, 281-85; makes “conversational capital” out of Poe, 284-85; asks Poe’s advice on study of French, 290-93; “Oh Blame Her Not,” 305; regrets that he has not been able to visit Poe, 314-15; criticized by Snodgrass, 318-19; asked to enlist Robert Tyler’s support for Poe’s magazine, 320-22, 337-38, 352; lectures on copyright, 367; informs Poe of Robert Tyler’s offer of a position in the Philadelphia Custom House, 379-80, 382-83; delivers Independence Day address, 407; his continuing efforts to secure position in Custom House for Poe, 428-31, 436; relegated to appendix of Griswold’s Poets and Poetry of America, 436-38; visits Poe in Philadelphia (ante September 17-September 18, 1842), 440-44; sends Poe “new hope” of appointment to Custom House, 464, 471-72; Poe asks Thomas to write his biography for Saturday Museum, 489-90, 498-99, 500-02; mentioned in Hirst’s vitriolic critique of Griswold’s Poets, 496-97, 498-99, 501; approves of Poe’s plan to visit Washington in search of Custom House appointment, 498, 500-02; Poe forwards Saturday Museum biography, 510-12; bedridden when Poe arrives in Washington, 525-27; Poe’s petulance toward, 530-31; Poe apologizes for conduct during Washington visit, 534-37; evaluates Poe’s standing with President Tyler and his sons, 541-42; lectures in Baltimore, 646-47; analysis of Poe’s drinking, 759; directory entry, 913-17.

Thomas, Isabella (Belle): 258, 912.

Thomas, Jackson (?): 258.

Thomas, Lewis F.: 258, 912.

Thomas, Martha: 258, 912.

Thomas, Mary: 912.

Thomas, Susan: 258, 912.

Thomson, Charles West: 149-50, 217, 496, 725, 917-18.

“Three Sundays in a Week” (“A Succession of Sundays”): 275, 299, 832.

“To Helen”: 258.

“To Ianthe in Heaven” (“To One in Paradise”): 49, 51, 855.

Tomlin, John: 78-79, 161-62, 173, 185, 200, 213-15, 275-76, 302-03, 304-05, 349-50, 444, 449-51, 460-61, 514-15, 553-55, 573, 584-86, 615, 619-20, 623, 681-82, 918-20.

Townsend, John Kirk: 41, 523-24, 527-28, 538-39, 920.

Travers, Robert: 672, 909.

Tucker, Beverley: 5, 6, 68, 71-72, 271, 287, 920-21.

Tuckerman, Henry T.: 173, 412, 432, 482, 484, 486, 921.

Tutt, Elizabeth R.: see Elizabeth Rebecca Herring.

Tyler, President John: 89, 178, 198, 201, 213, 214-15, 224, 238-39, 240-41, 244, 248, 254, 256-57, 262-63, 266-67, 271, 335-36, 363-64, 366-67, 371, 373-75, 380-81, 388-89, 393, 407, 428, 429-30, 435, 439, 446, 455-58, 461-64, 466-67, 471-72, 512, 516, 526, 529, 532, 541-42, 586, 921-23. See also “Custom House.”

Tyler, John (President’s second son): 541-42.

Tyler, Robert: 238-39, 244-45, 266-67, 321-22, 337, 379-80, 382, 387, 403-04, 429-30, 441, 471-72, 496, 498, 501, 511, 525-27, 530, 536, 541-42, 544-45, 586, 923-24.

Tyler, W. B.: 283, 289, 301, 309.

Tyson, Joseph Washington: 374, 407, 429-30, 455-58, 461-66, 924.


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Upshur, Abel Parker: 271, 274, 349, 511-12, 530, 924-25.

Upton, John: 892, 925-26.


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Van Buren, Martin: 30, 46, 56, 123-24, 130, 152, 178, 182, 215, 222, 239, 524.

Vansyckel, Elijah: 926-27.

Verplanck, Gulian C.: 927.

“Von Jung, the Mystic” (“Mystification”): 10.


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Wagner, Philip: 927-28.

Waldie, Adam: 890, 928.

Wallace, Horace Binney (“William Landor”): 243-44, 693-94, 928-29.

Wallace, William Ross: 197, 227, 333, 400, 417-18, 429, 929-30

Walsh, Robert: 930-31, 945.

Ward, Thomas (“Flaccus”): 512-14, 651.

Ware, Henry, Jr.: 931

Washington: Thomas suggests Poe seek clerkship in, 224; Poe lacks money to visit (July 4, 1841), 241-42; Poe plans to visit in search of Custom House appointment, 498, 500-02; Poe’s visit to (March 8-15, 1843), 524-37, 541-42, 719, 805.

Waterman, Catherine H. (Mrs. Esling): 197, 496, 725, 931-32.

Webster, Daniel: 89, 262, 266, 925.

Weiss, Susan Archer: 824-25, 932-34.

Welby, Amelia: 229-30, 249-50, 267-68, 436-37, 496-97.

Weld, Horatio Hastings: 253-54, 460-61, 491, 934.

Wemyss, Francis C.: 890-91, 934-35.

Westcott, Thompson: 325-26, 935-38.

Wetherald, Esther: 330, 352.

Wetmore, Prosper Montgomery: 938.

Whackemwell, Timotheus (pseudonym): 251-52, 270.

Whipple, Edwin P.: 261, 315-16.

Whitaker, Epher: 655, 939.

Whitaker, Samuel Adams: 939-40.

White, Thomas Willis: 1-7, 15, 63, 66-67, 156, 284-85, 287, 338, 349, 353, 383, 444, 494, 514-15, 539, 545, 548-49, 940-41.

Whitelock, William: 953-54.

Whitman, Sarah Helen: 956.

Whittier, John Greenleaf: 253, 941.

“Why the Little Frenchman Wears His Hand in a Sling”: 107.

Wilde, Richard Henry: 197, 941-42.

“William Wilson”: 42, 72, 74, 77-78, 96, 100-01, 369, 834.

Williams, Samuel: 658, 685-86, 688.

Willig, George: 267-68, 271, 273-74, 283-84, 290, 292, 305.

Willis, Nathaniel P.: 20, 31, 49, 50, 54, 56, 68, 71-72, 77, 102, 233-34, 246, 285-86, 287, 299, 396, 412, 491-92, 557, 581, 622, 654-58, 666, 679, 693, 735, 782, 942, 951.

Wilmer, Lambert A.: receives Poe’s invitation to edit the Southern Literary Messenger, 5-6; his “Ode to Poe,” 17-20; moves to Philadelphia, 32-33; Poe praises The Quacks of Helicon, 245-46, 251, 267; plans to issue magazine, 312; Du Solle defends his literary reputation, 335; solicits Tomlin’s aid for his magazine, 349-50; Du Solle notices his lectures in Philadelphia and Germantown, 361, 367-68, 375-76; continuing intimacy with Poe, 450-51; to dedicate “Recantation” to Tomlin, 450-51; found innocent of conspiracy, 475-76; becomes proprietor of Evening Express, 476, 481; joins Evening Mercury, 481; publication of “Recantation,” 515; Snodgrass reviews “Recantation,” 549-50; discusses Poe’s intemperance in May 20, 1843, letter to Tomlin, 553-55; Tomlin describes Wilmer’s letter in letter to Poe, 585-86; said to have aimed “innuendoes” at Poe, 591-92; Poe asks Tomlin to send him Wilmer’s letter, 619-20, 623; Tomlin hopes that Wilmer will “Sin no more,” 681-82; directory entry, 942-44.

Wilmer, Margaret E.: 944.

Wilmington, Delaware (Poe’s lecture on “American Poetry”): 647-48.

Wilson, John: 65.

Wirt, William: 944-45.

Wise, Henry A.: 457-58, 461-66.

Wise, John: 564-66, 853, 945-46.

Wood, William B.: 186-87, 890-91, 946.

Woodberry, George E.: 946.

Woods, Matthew: 947.

Woodward, R. Jones: 179-80, 199.

Wyatt, Thomas: 24-25, 26, 41-42, 49, 205, 210-12, 506, 511-12, 947-56.


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Notes:

Although the contents and formatting of this subject index generally reflect what appeared in the original printing, changes have been made for the sake of the reader and due to formatting for hypertext. The entry titles in the original, for example, have been rendered in bold here. (There is no such distinction in the original printing.) The introductory comment from the original has been reproduced.


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[S:0 - PIP, 1978] - Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore - Articles - Poe in Philadelphia, 1838-1844 (D. R. Thomas) (Index: M-Z)