Text: Dwight R. Thomas and David K. Jackson, “Index [M-Z],” The Poe Log (1987), pp. 900-919


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McCabe, John Collins: xxxii, 192, 242

MacDonald, Miss H. B.: 668-69

McFarlane, William: 207

McIntosh, Maria Jane: xxxiii, 735, 739, 743, 754-55

McJilton, John N.: xxxiii, 162, 170, 215, 323, 337-38, 355, 362-63

McMakin, Andrew: xxix, 441, 718, 725

McMichael, Morton: xxxiii, 121, 124, 263, 285, 437

McMurtrie, Henry: 688

Macaulay, Thomas Babington: 327, 545, 575

Mackenzie, Alexander Slidell: 191, 203, 208, 213, 221, 223, 231

Mackenzie family of Richmond: xxxiii, xxxix, 94-95, 401, 749-50, 822, 828, 830; Poe’s visits to “Duncan Lodge,” 750, 822, 828

Mackenzie, Miss Jane: xxxiii, xxxix, 54, 77, 308

Mackenzie, Jane Scott (Mrs. William Mackenzie): xxxiii, 14, 26, 44

Mackenzie, John Hamilton: xxxiii, xxxix, 83, 87, 220, 322, 401, 749

Mackenzie, Thomas Gilliat: xxxiii, 401, 411

Mackenzie, William: xxxiii, 14, 43-44, 62, 94-95, 401

Mackenzie, William Leslie: xxxiii, 401

Madisonian (New York): 287

“Maelzel’s Chess-Player”: 199, 205, 215-17

Magasin pittoresque (Paris): 556, 564

“Magazine-Writing — Peter Snook”: 230, 537, 544, 550

Magnolia (Charleston, South Carolina): xlii, 402, 413-14, 422

Magruder, Allan B.: 107, 117, 236, 239

Maine Farmer (Augusta, Maine): 754

Manufacturers and Farmers Journal (Providence): 777

“Marginalia”: 476, 478, 506, 556, 567, 627, 632, 651, 668, 671, 715, 719, 727, 786, 788-89, 798-99, 801, 808, 812, 831

“Marginal Notes”: see “Marginalia”

Maroncelli, Piero: 638, 641

Marryat, Frederick: 242, 257, 263, 280, 319, 339

Marshall, Charles H.: 733

Marshall, John: 72, 140, 147, 155, 157, 159, 162, 191, 195, 199

Martin, J. J.: 681

Martin, John: 285

Martinsburg Gazette (Virginia, later West Virginia): 162, 233

Matchett, R. J.: xlix

Mathews, Cornelius: xxxiii; Poe condemns Wakondah, 359-60; 364; Poe on Puffer Hopkins, 394; Poe apologizes for Wakondah review, 454-55; 517, 542, 551-52, 558, 566; Poe favorably notices Big Abel and the Little Manhattan, 571, 580, 585, and defends it against L. G. Clark’s attack, 587, 589-90, 598; 635, 649, 686, 692-94, 701, 708, 715

Mattson, Morris (pseudonym?): Poe’s review of Paul Ulric, 191, 193, 197, 200, 202-04, 223, 232-33

Maubey, Jerome A.: 637

Maupin, Socrates: 163, 308

Maury, Matthew Fontaine: xviii

Maxwell, Mrs. Susan: 834

May, Caroline: 771

May-Flower (Boston): Poe’s contribution, 559-60, 571

“May Queen Ode”: 140, 205

Mayo, Colonel and Mrs. John: xix, 106

Mayo, Robert, Jr.: 56, 60

Meek, Alexander Beaufort: 414, 434-35

Mellen, Grenville: 208, 211, 231

“Mellonta Tauta”: 717, 785

Mercantile Journal (Boston): 204, 581

Merchants’ Magazine of Freeman Hunt (New York): 522-23, 555-56, 559, 587, 612, 747, 774

“Mesmeric Revelation”: 463, 467-70, 485-86, 506, 533, 535, 540, 550, 552, 556, 558, 566-68, 570, 572-74, 587, 596, 616, 619, 621, 624, 631, 633, 722, 727, 744

mesmerism: 468, 498, 523, 605, 607. See also “Mesmeric Revelation” and “The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar”

Messenger (Richmond): see Southern Literary Messenger

Methodist Conference Sentinel: 216

Metropolitan (New York): see American Metropolitan Magazine

Metropolitan Magazine (London): 258

“Metzengerstein”: 125, 185, 279

Meunier, Isabelle: 683, 685, 702, 705, 734, 738

Miller, Dr. James H.: xxxiii, 119, 129-30, 132-33, 135, 163, 167-69

Miller, Mr. and Mrs. John C.: 625-26

Miller, Miss Sarah E.: 625-26

Millington, John N.: 628

Milton, John: 564, 571, 827, 841; Paradise Lost, 172, 214, 579, 731, 836

Miner’s Journal (Pottsville, Pennsylvania): xvii, 716, 754-55, 761

Minor, Benjamin Blake: xxxiii, 241; Poe sends Minor revised “Raven,” 497, 508; notices Messenger in Broadway Journal, 520-22, 524-25, and contributes two reviews to it, 523-25, 530

Minor, Lucian: xxxiii; declines Messenger editorship, 147-48; 149-51, 165, 167, 170-71, 174; writes publisher’s notice for T. W. White, 176-79; 185, 190-91; reception of his “Liberian literature,” 190, 193-95; 240, 306

Missionary Memorial (New York): Poe’s contribution, 585

Mitchell, Donald Grant: 484

Mitchell, Dr. John Kearsley: xxxiv, 290, 313, 538

Mitchell, Silas Weir: xxxiv, 313

“Moldavia” (the Allan house): xv, xviii, 64-65

Monthly Review (London): 258

Moore, John W.: 811

Moore, Robert G.: 189

Moore, Thomas: 160, 285, 836, 841

Moran, Dr. John J.: 845-47

Mordecai, Samuel: 13, 43

“Morella”: manuscript of, 126; publication, 151; 156-57, 160, 173, 182-83, 186; Poe compares “Morella” with “Ligeia,” 271; reprinted in Burton’s, 274-75; 278, 284, 540

Morning Chronicle (Baltimore): 127

Morning Courier (New Haven, Connecticut): 555

Morning Courier (New York): xlvii, 120-21, 174, 180, 185-86, 214-15, 220, 249, 387, 593, 673, 717, 724

Morning Express (New York): xviii, 499, 508, 672-76, 686, 689, 719-23, 726-27, 742-43, 780; Evening Express, 672, 675, 686, 719-21, 723, 743; Semi-Weekly Express, 672, 686, 719, 721, 723

Morning News (New York): 487, 489-92, 494, 498, 507, 509, 524, 530, 543, 553-54, 587, 589, 603, 637, 648, 653-54, 657; Weekly News, 491, 494, 498, 520, 524, 530, 543, 554

“Morning on the Wissahiccon”: see “The Elk”

Morning Post (Boston): 282, 369, 548, 599-600, 613, 618, 624

Morning Post (London): 615, 617, 677

Morning Telegraph (New York): 647-48, 656, 658, 689

Morrell, Charles R.: 265, 295-96

Morris, George P.: xxxiv, 119, 217, 244, 278, 313, 410, 436, 471, 473, 505, 512, 592, 596, 607, 624, 643, 646, 649, 658, 665-66, 670, 686, 696, 726, 730, 835

Morris, John B.: 438

Morris, Robert: xxxiv, 345, 414, 416, 425-26, 430, 441, 443, 447-48, 503

Mosher, Edward: 94-96

Mott, Dr. Valentine: xxxiv, 245, 694

Motte-Fouqué, Friedrich de la: Poe comments on Undine, 267, 478

Mowatt, Anna Cora: xxxiv; Poe’s review of Fashion, 519, 521-23; 552, 554, 558, 641

Moxon, Edward: 385, 387-88

“MS. Found in a Bottle”: selected as prize tale for Saturday Visiter, 130, 132-35; reprinted in Gift, 152, 168; 169, 171, 175-76; reprinted in Messenger, 179, 182-84, 186; 279, 281, 284-86, 575, 660

Muhlenberg, William Augustus: xxxiv, 711

Munroe, Isaac: 451

Murdoch, James E.: xxxiv, 500

Myers, John C., et al: 444, 453-54

“Mystification” (originally “Von Jung, the Mystific”): 197, 245, 279, 607


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Napier, William Francis: 344

Nash, Herbert M.: 834

Nassau Monthly (Princeton College): 602-03

Natchez Christian Herald (Mississippi): 201

Natchez Courier (Mississippi): 204, 232-33

National Archives (Ithaca, New York): 516, 518, 529

National Forum (Philadelphia): see Daily Forum

National Gazette (Philadelphia): 163

National Intelligencer (Washington): xxxv, xliii, 85, 139, 145, 163, 170, 173, 176, 186, 191, 203, 210, 231, 444, 565-66, 694, 850

National Press (New York): see Home Journal

Native American (Philadelphia): 460

Naval and Military Gazette (London): 257

Neal, John: xxxiv, 97-101, 103-04, 116, 121, 167, 173, 201, 269, 298, 300, 394, 397, 626, 637, 670, 717

Neal, Joseph C.: xxxiv, 263, 267-68, 279-80, 570, 573, 653

Neal, Mary: 626, 637

“Never Bet the Devil Your Head” (originally “Never Bet Your Head”): 339-42, 563

Newark, Delaware: Poe’s lecture at Newark Academy, 444, 446-47

Newbern Spectator (New Bern, North Carolina): 189, 197-99; attacks Poe’s criticism in Messenger, 212, 214; calls for his resignation, 219; 220, 223-24, 226-27, 229, 234-35; condemns “the frothy part” of Messenger, 236; 239-40; comments on Poe’s departure, 242-43

New Church Repository (New York): 747-48

New-England Galaxy (Boston): 167, 173, 201, 216, 233

New-England Magazine (Boston): 129

New-England Palladium (Boston): 4-5, 83-84

New England Washingtonian (Boston): 590

New England Weekly Gazette (Hartford, Connecticut): 772

New Era (New York): 250

New Hampshire Patriot: 217

New Mirror (New York): xxxiv, 410, 436, 462-63, 466, 471, 474. See also Evening Mirror

New Monthly Magazine (London): 150, 258

Newton, Isaac: 731, 742

New World (New York): xvii, xxiii, 344, 347, 368, 384, 450, 468-69, 474, 498; publishes Poe’s revised “Ligeia,” 502-03; 505-07, 514, 527-28, 548, 718, 723-24, 726

New York, city of: Poe’s arrival from West Point, 114-16, and his 1831 Poems, 116-17; his 1837 sojourn, 242-45; Poe and other literati attend Booksellers Dinner, 243-44; Poe’s June 1842 visit, 370-72, 374-75, 377, 380-81, 383; Poe settles in city, 456; stops at 130 Greenwich Street, 456-57; moves to Brennan farmhouse on Eighty-fourth Street, 463-64; visits Blackwell’s Island (later Roosevelt Island), 464; works in Evening Mirror office, 473; moves back to Greenwich Street (No. 154), 494; lectures at Society Library, 506-08; meets Mrs. Osgood at Astor House, 511-12; resides at 195 East Broadway, 530, 538, 545, 553, 560, and at 85 Amity Street, 572-73, 589, 621-22, 624-25; brief residence at Turtle Bay, on East River, 625-26; Poe visits Mrs. Shew’s home at 47 Bond Street, 698; lectures on “The Universe” at Society Library, 717-20. See also Brooklyn and Fordham

New York American: 220-21, 243-44, 249, 284, 458

New York Courier and Enquirer: see Morning Courier

New York Cynosure: 429, 431-32

New-York Daily Advertiser: 45

New-Yorker (Horace Greeley’s): 184, 188, 204, 216, 222, 235, 244, 250, 321

New-York Evangelist: 595-96

New York Gazette: 249-50

New York Herald: 421, 423, 426, 460, 508, 512-13, 526, 539, 545, 685, 849-50, 852

New York Illustrated Magazine: 576, 602, 685

New-York Mirror: xxiv, xxxiv, 119-20, 162, 164, 167, 175, 197, 203, 207, 213, 216-17, 220, 223, 229, 252, 258-59, 284, 287, 356, 376. See also New Mirror

New York Review: xxvii, 237, 255-56; Poe’s contribution, 244-45

New York Transcript: 167, 214, 220-21

New York Weekly Messenger: 207-08, 217, 219-20, 233

Nichols, Mary Gove: see Mary Neal Gove

Nichols, Mrs. Rebecca S. Reed: 464

Nichols, Thomas Low: xxvi

Nimmo, James: 17, 20-22, 29

Nimmo, Margaret Keeling: see Margaret Ellis

Noah, Mordecai M.: xxxiv, 146, 184, 211, 252, 269, 324, 458, 581-82, 586, 688-89

“Nobody, Nemo” (pseudonym): 8

Norfolk, Virginia: Poe’s mother performs in, 10-11; Poe stationed at Fortress Monroe on Old Point Comfort, 87-91; Poe’s September 1849 visit, 832-36, 838

Norfolk Beacon: see American Beacon

Norfolk Herald: 11, 186, 200-01, 207, 215, 217

North American (Baltimore): xxxviii, 80-85; Poe poems published over Henry Poe’s initials, 82-83

North American (Philadelphia): 280, 300, 347, 385-86, 595, 750

North American Review (Boston): 83, 151, 179, 187, 225, 665, 669, 799, 836

Northrop, Lucius Bellinger: 115

“Notes Upon English Verse”: 397, 402, 515

Nye, Mrs. W. A. R.: 820, 824, 831


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“Oh, Tempora! Oh, Mores!” (attributed to Poe): 63

Okie, Dr. A. H.: 766

“Omniana”: 293-94, 302, 304-05

O’Neil, Augustine: 679

Opal (New York): Poe’s contributions, 440, 463-65, 476; his correspondence about 1846 edition, 535, 537; 607

opium: Poe suspected of addiction to, ix, 150, 550, 555, 716, 739; his consumption of laudanum, 765, 769

Oquawka Spectator (Oquawka, Illinois): xxxv, 752, 754, 777, 788, 803, 823-24, 832, 834

“Original Conundrums”: 407-08, 410

Osborn, Laughton: xxxiv-xxxv; Poe’s review of Confessions of a Poet, 151-55; his condemnation of The Vision of Rubeta, 517, and Osborn’s reaction, 561-63; 573, 589, 641

Osborne, Mrs. Mary: 735, 743

Osgood, Mrs. Frances S.: xxxv; Poe praises her in New York lecture, 509-10, and is introduced to her, 511-13, 518; her pseudonyms, 522; she addresses Poe in “So Let It Be,” 523-24; 525; Poe’s “Impromptu” addressed to her, 528; 534, 539-40; he follows her to Providence, 544-46; 547, 553; her “Ida Grey,” 556; 565; she addresses him in “Echo-Song,” 569-70; 573, 585, 593; her salutation to him as “Israfel,” 597; Poe lauds her Poems in Broadway Journal, 603; 604-06, 616, 620; Mrs. Ellet intervenes in her correspondence with Poe, 622-24; Poe composes “A Valentine” (February 1846 acrostic) for Mrs. Osgood, 624-26; he praises her poetry in Godey’s, 627; 634, 637, 639-40; Mrs. Osgood protests rumors spread by Mrs. Ellet, 647, 651-52; included in Poe’s “Literati,” 662; 670, 673-74, 687; E. J. Thomas writes her about Poe’s libel suit, 696; 700, 725, 727, 729-30, 741, 762; Mrs. Osgood visits Mrs. Whitman, 773-74; possibly addresses “Lines” to Poe in Metropolitan, 774, 781; neglects to answer Mrs. Whitman’s inquiries about him, 784-85; mentions him in A Letter About the Lions, 785; 788, 791, 796; Poe notices Mrs. Osgood in Messenger, 821, 824-25

Osgood, Samuel S.: xxxv, 545, 608, 687

O’Sullivan, John L.: xxxv, 260, 375, 379, 495, 587

Otis, James Frederick: xxxv, 191, 203, 208, 210-11

“Our Amateur Poets”: 398, 401, 431-32, 434-35

“Our Contributors” series (Graham’s Magazine): 430, 436, 446, 454, 456, 462, 490, 533

“Our Magazine Literature” (not by Poe): xvii

“Outis” (pseudonym): his letter to Evening Mirror, 510-11, and Poe’s “Reply,” 514, 516-18, 520, 522-23

Oxford Examiner (North Carolina): 217


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Pabodie, William J.: xxxv, 746, 756, 766, 768, 772-73, 775-76, 778-80

Page, William: xvii-xxvii, 411, 500, 521-22, 524, 554-55, 645

painting: Poe’s aptitude for, xxvi, 69, 75, 500

“Palaestine”: 191, 203

Palladium (Boston): see New-England Palladium

“Parnassus”: see “American Parnassus”

Patriot (Providence, Rhode Island): 323

Patterson, Edward H. N.: xxxv-xxxvi, 777, 783, 800-01, 803-06, 808-09, 819, 823-24, 827-28, 832, 834

Patterson, Henry S.: 416

Patterson, Louisa Gabriella: see Louisa Allan

Patterson, Samuel D.: xxvii, xxxvi, 402-03, 433-35, 808, 817, 819

Paulding, James Kirke: xxxvi; encourages T. W. White, 140; praises Poe’s “Lion-izing,” 159, 162; 164, 169, 171, 175; finds Poe “the best of all our going writers,” 184; submits Poe’s tales to Harpers and writes White, 192-93, and Poe, 195; 200, 208-10, 212-14, 229, 231, 239, 244; Poe seeks clerkship from, 248; 330, 401, 431, 570

Paul Ulric: see Morris Mattson

Pease, Peter Pindar: 71-72, 79, 115-16

Pedder, Anna and Bessie: xxxvi, 248, 279

Pedder, James: xxxvi, 245, 248, 279, 282, 294

Penn Magazine (Poe’s proposed journal): early plans for quality magazine, 166, 272, 287; Poe prepares prospectus, 297, and sends it to newspapers, 298-303; his “want of capital,” 303; he solicits aid from Georgia relatives and others, 304-07; receives subscriptions from South and West, 307-10, 316; forced to postpone, 311-13; seeks contributors of “caste,” 316-18; first number cancelled because of financial crisis, 318-19, 320, 322-23; Poe hopes G. R. Graham will fund project, 329-32, 340-42, 345; J. E. Dow and F. W. Thomas express support, 346-48; Poe seeks Robert Tyler’s aid, 359-60, 365-66; makes “earnest although secret exertions” to resume project, 373-75; Penn announced in New-York Mirror and other papers, 376-77; 380-81; Custom House appointment to give Poe “a certain resource,” 382-83; name changed to Stylus, 398-99. See also Stylus

Pennsylvania Inquirer (Philadelphia): xxxiv, 250, 265, 279, 298, 345, 395, 399, 402, 414, 417, 421, 423, 426, 430, 441, 444, 447-48, 503

Pennsylvanian (Philadelphia): xxxiv, 186, 218, 250, 267-69, 275, 279-80, 283, 321, 384, 399, 402, 427, 431, 434, 440, 448, 812, 851

Pennsylvania Sentinel (Philadelphia): 233

People’s Advocate (Newburyport, Massachusetts): 135

Percival, Charles G.: 605, 615

“Perry, Edgar A.” (Poe’s Army pseudonym): 80-81, 87, 90

Persico, Genaro: 140, 165, 308

“Peter Pendulum, the Business Man”: 288, 290. See also “The Business Man”

Petersburg Constellation (Virginia): see American Constellation

Petersburg Intelligencer (Virginia): 185

“Peter Snook”: see “Magazine-Writing — Peter Snook”

Peterson, Charles J.: xxxvi, 293, 320-21, 341, 343-45, 351, 355, 359-60, 363, 365, 367-68, 384-85, 388-89, 402, 413, 430-31, 436, 439, 606

Peterson’s Magazine (Philadelphia): xxxvi, 355, 436, 788

Petrarch: 339

Petrie, William: 629

Peyton, Bernard: 77, 80, 163

Phantasy-Pieces (Poe’s proposed collection): 370-71

Philadelphia: Poe’s first visit (May 1829), 92-94; Poe settles in city, 248; stops on Arch Street, 248; moves to Sixteenth Street, 255; office of Burton’s, 263; Poe remains at same address, 280, 322; Falstaff Hotel, 284; Congress Hall Hotel, 295, 309-11, 380-81; Merchants’ Exchange, 310; offices of Graham’s, 323, 355, and Spirit of the Times, 355; United States Hotel, 361-62; Poe moves from “the old place,” 367, and resides on Coates Street, Fairmount, 379-81, 389; rents house on North Seventh Street, above Spring Garden, 409-10, 417-18, 445; Walnut Street Theatre, 433-34; Philadelphia Museum, 447-49; Poe leaves for New York, 456; his July 1847 visit, 703-04, 717; his July 1849 visit, 812-19

Philadelphia Custom House: Poe seeks position in, xliv-xlv, 365-66, 368, 377-87, 396-97, 403-09, 470

Philadelphia Gazette: xx, 197-98, 205, 223, 236, 288-90, 298-99, 304, 448

Philadelphia Saturday Museum: see Saturday Museum

Philadelphia Saturday News: 219

phrenology: Poe reviews Mrs. Miles’s Phrenology, 196; his head examined, 342, 345; phrenological descriptions of him by T. D. English, 529, C. F. Briggs, 643, 693, and J. E. Snodgrass, 844

physical appearance, Poe’s: “between 130 & 140 pounds,” 69; “5 ft. 8 in.” (Army record), 80; appears “much older” than West Point classmates, 108; “delicate and effeminate” (L. A. Witmer’s impression), 125; J. H. B. Latrobe’s reminiscence, 133-34; “decidedly handsome,” 242; reminiscences of T. D. English, 263, and F. W. Thomas, 380-81; “a very broad and peculiarly shaped forehead,” 443; Miss Garrigues’ memories, 445; “strikingly intellectual head,” 484; “nervousness of expression,” 494; “inimitable blending of sweetness and hauteur,” 512; Poe’s face “well gifted with intellectual beauty,” 529; “The shape of his head was peculiar,” 536; “dressed in black,” 553; reminiscences of T. W. Higginson, 577-78, Walt Whitman, 597, and Parke Godwin, 608; “traces of feminine mental characteristics,” 619; descriptions of Poe by J. M. Field, 651, and W. G. Simms, 655-56; “the air of a finished gentleman,” 679; M. E. Bronson’s impressions, 699-700; “his eyes seemed to glow,” 720; reminiscences of J. R. Thompson, 749, and S. H. Heywood, 763; “his face was thin,” 808; reminiscences of H. G. Ashmead, 816, Miss Talley, 818; O. P. Fitzgerald, 821-22, and B. L. Gildersleeve, 822; J. M. Daniel describes Poe in Semi-Weekly Examiner, 826-27; W. W. Valentine detects “great struggle for self control,” 841; distorted accounts of Poe’s appearance, 76, 643, 663, 693

Pichot, Amédée: 585, 672

Pictorial National Library (Boston): 764

“Pinakidia”: 221-22, 233

Pinkney, Edward Coote: xxxvi, 79, 328-29, 778, 828, 836

Pioneer (Boston): xix, xxxii, 385, 387-89, 394-98, 401-03, 406-08, 437, 439; Poe’s contributions, (January 1843) 394, (February) 396, (March) 401-02

Placide, Alexander: 12-13

Placide and Green Company: 9-13, 16

plagiarism: 108, 166, 168, 170, 200; Poe accuses Longfellow of, 288-90, 328; 335; Poe accused of plagiarizing “The Gold-Bug,” 422-26, 432; Poe’s 1845 “War” against Longfellow, James Aldrich, and “Outis,” 486-88, 502-04, 508, 510-11, 514-20, 522-23; Poe suspects J. R. Lowell of plagiarism from Wordsworth, 563-64, and Joseph P. Webster of plagiarism from T. D. English’s “Ben Bolt,” 574, 576; Saturday Evening Post accuses Poe of plagiarizing The Conchologist’s First Book, 629-30, 633; controversy in Paris over “Rue Morgue” translation, 666-67, 672, 681, 683-84; Poe informed of Post’s accusation, 683, and denies it, 688, 691, 695-96; Poe accused of plagiarizing second “To Helen,” 771; 777, 784

Plato: 540, 723

Pleasants, Hugh R.: 74, 80, 749

Pleasants, John Hampden: 162, 164, 185

Poe, Amelia: xxxvii, 6

Poe, Amelia Fitzgerald: xxxviii

Poe, Bridges Kennedy: xxxvii, 6, 17

Poe, David, Sr. (Poe’s grandfather): xxxvi, 5-7; concern for his grandson Edgar, 19; active in defense of Baltimore, 22; death, 31; Lafayette inquires after, 60-61; 87, 92, 94, 111, 165, 208, 441, 559, 848

Poe, David, Jr. (Poe’s father): xxxvi-xxxvii; on Boston stage, 3-5; rebuffed by George Poe, Jr., 5-6; attacked as bad actor, 7-8; last known stage appearance, 8; reported in New York, 9; deserts wife and children, 11, 13; traditions about his death, 15; allusion to his “eccentricity,” 16; Henry Poe unaware of father’s fate, 87-88; mentioned by Poe, 165, 183, 441

Poe, Elizabeth (Poe’s “Aunt Eliza,” later Mrs. Henry Herring): xxviii, xxxvi, 18-19, 22, 26; death, 52

Poe, Elizabeth Arnold (Poe’s mother): xxxvii; theatrical career in Boston and New York, 3-8; performs in Richmond, Norfolk, and Charleston, 9-10; Norfolk Herald reports her misfortunes, 11; final stage appearance, 12; illness and death, 13-16; “Nobody Coming to Marry Me,” 35; 165; discussed by Beverley Tucker and Poe, 182-83

Poe, Elizabeth Cairnes (Poe’s grandmother): xxxxi, xxxvi, 5-7, 19; widowed, 31; calls on Lafayette, 61; 67, 88; Poe locates her in Baltimore (1829), 94, 96-97; 118; death, 159; Poe describes her “long & tedious illness,” 165; her will probated, 255

Poe, George (Neilson’s brother): xxxvii, 97-98, 126

Poe, George, Sr.: xxxvii

Poe, George, Jr.: xxxvii, 5-6, 188-89, 191-92, 597-98

Poe, George W.: xxxvii, 266

Poe, Harrier: see Harriet Poe Clemm

Poe, Henry: xxxvii-xxxviii, 6-7, 14; “frequently speaks of his little Brother,” 19; corresponds with Edgar, 61; receives letter from John Allan, 61-62; visits Edgar in Richmond, 65; contributes poems to Saturday Evening Post, 76-77; visits South America, 77; contributes to Baltimore North American, 80-85; writes “Woman” in Margaret Bassett s album, 82; described by F. W. Thomas, 87-88; lives with Mrs. Clemm, 88; “entirely given up to drink,” 97; writes verses in albums, 98, 101; contributes poems to Baltimore Minerva, 101; 106, 115, 118; death, 122; 123, 165, 295, 365

Poe, Jacob: xxxvii, 6, 17, 29

Poe, James Mosher: xxxvii, 17, 29

Poe, Maria: see Maria Clemm

Poe, Neilson: xxxvii-xxxviii, 6, 93, 104, 119, 123, 166, 174, 204, 224, 248, 255, 269, 273, 559, 844-46, 848, 850

Poe, Robert F.: xxxix, 188, 210, 304-06, 316

Poe, Rosalie: xxxvii-xxxix; birth, 10; adopted by William and Jane Scott Mackenzie, 14; christened “Mackenzie,” 18; 26, 44, 50, 52, 61-62, 85, 141, 165, 183; visits Poe in Philadelphia, 322; corresponds with him, 401, 411, 417; inquires after his whereabouts, 709; 749-50; in Poe’s company during his 1849 Richmond visit, 818, 822, 828, 830, 841-42; 851

Poe, Virginia Clemm (Poe’s wife): xx-xxi; birth, 52; 88, 118, 125-26; Poe loves her “passionately devotedly,” 166-67; marriage license issued in Baltimore, 171; 174-75, 183, 188, 192; married in Richmond, 207-08; William Gowans’ description of her, 242; 244-45, 248, 263, 294, 311-13, 345, 348; onset of tuberculosis, 358-60; renewed pulmonary hemorrhaging, 368; slightly improved, 372, 374; “scarcely a faint hope of her recovery,” 378; F. W. Thomas regards her as “victim for an early grave,” 380-81; G. R. Graham’s reminiscence, 390; “nearly recovered,” 401; 405-06; “angelically beautiful” (Mayne Reid’s reminiscence), 410; health “much better,” 411; 415, 437, 445; “coughed none at all,” 456-57; 461, 471, 485, 512, 523-24, 535-36; “she has the Bronchitis,” 538; 544, 546, 551; R. H. Stoddard’s reminiscence, 553; 559; Mrs. Osgood’s reminiscences, 622, 624; Virginia’s 1846 valentine to Poe, 624-25; 626, 628, 634; Mrs. Gove’s description of her, 644; 645, 651-52; Mrs. Gove recalls her final illness, 669-70; newspaper reports of illness, 672-78; 679, 683; death, 684, and burial, 685-86; 688-89, 691, 693-94; Poe describes her prolonged illness to G. W. Eveleth, 715-16, and discusses her with Bardwell Heywood, 759; 840, 846

Poe, Washington: xxxix, 196-98, 304-06, 316

Poe, William (father of Georgia family): xxxix

Poe, William (son): xxxix; corresponds with Poe, 165-66, and Maria Clemm, 175, 182-83; advances $50 for Mrs. Clemm, 188-89, 196-98; 210; inquires about Penn Magazine, 304-06; 316, 412; writes Poe from Baltimore, 415

Poe, William Henry Leonard: see Henry Poe

Poems (1831): 116-21, 583, 586

“Poetry” (Poe’s verses in Ellis & Allan files): 62-63

Poet’s Magazine (Albany, New York): 368

Poitiaux, Catherine Elizabeth: xxxix, 24, 30, 829-30

Poitiaux, Jane: xxxix, 24

Poitiaux, Mary I.: see Mary I. Dixon

Poitiaux, Michael B.: xxxiii, xxxix, 24, 43, 109, 829-30

Politian: 65, 72, 149; published as “Scenes from an Unpublished Drama,” 179-80, 183-89, 219; collected in The Raven and Other Poems, 569, 571, 592, 599, 614, 620, 627

Pollard, George W.: 208-09

Pollock, J. R.: 316, 323

Poore, Mrs. (boardinghouse keeper): 164-65

Pope, Alexander: 210-11, 510, 841; The Dunciad, 517, 629, 731

Popular Record of Modern Science (London): 596, 617, 624, 631, 633, 646, 677, 727

Porter, Timothy O.: 283-84

Porter, William T.: 634, 681

Portland Advertiser (Maine): 181

Portland Jeffersonian (Maine): 233-34

portraits of Poe: reputed Thomas Sully portrait, 284; Saturday Museum portrait, 396, 399-400, 404; A. C. Smith portrait in Graham’s, 446, 456, 490-94, 497, 734; Samuel S. Osgood portrait, 608

Post, Israel: xxxix, 249, 381, 674, 774, 790, 802

Pouder, William P.: 130, 132

Power, Mrs. Anna Marsh (mother of Mrs. Whitman): xlviii, 757, 760-61, 766-68, 771, 776-77, 779-80, 787

Power, Susan Anna (sister of Mrs. Whitman): xlviii, 760, 771, 776

power of analysis: Poe praised for, 285, 376, 397, 430, 440, 442-43, 490, 529, 554, 556-57, 595, 621, 659, 666, 694-95, 715, 721-22, 725, 731, 751, 760

Pratt, William A.: 838

Prentice, George D.: 342-43, 350, 438, 590

Prescott, William H.: 562, 605

Preston, Colonel James P.: xxxix, 89, 93

Preston, John T. L.: xxxix, 53, 93

Priestley, John: 786

Prose Romances: see The Prose Romances of Edgar A. Poe

Providence, Rhode Island: Mrs. Whitman’s home, xlviii; Poe’s July 1845 visit, 544-46; he calls on Mrs. Whitman in late September 1848, 755-57, and in late October, 761-62, and again in early November, 764-68; his early December visit, 775-76, and lecture on 20 December, 777-78; his last day in Providence, 779-80

Public Ledger (Philadelphia): 250, 268, 278-79, 302, 345, 365, 367, 385, 409, 415-17, 419-21, 423, 425-27, 429, 433-34, 441, 444, 448, 454, 464, 649, 654, 851; Poe’s contributions, 467-69

Putnam, George P.: xxxix-xl, 255, 585, 608, 731, 733-34, 737-38, 742, 752, 762-63, 777, 785, 800, 803-04, 807


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Quaker City (Philadelphia): xxxi, 781, 817

Quarterly Journal and Review (Cincinnati): 613-14


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“Raising the Wind”: see “Diddling”

Raleigh Star (North Carolina): 234

Raleigh Times (North Carolina): 832

Ramblers’ Magazine (New York): 7-8

Ramsay, Arch: 671, 677, 680-81, 698

Randolph, John: 85, 214, 221, 571

Raumer, Frederick van: 214, 596-97

Ravenel, Dr. Edmund: 85

Rawlings, Dr. George W.: 823

Raymond, Henry J.: 384

Reading, Pennsylvania: Poe lectures in, 453-55

Reading Gazette: 454

Regenerator (Fruit Hills, Ohio): 533, 552, 568, 570

Reid, Mayne: xl, 409-10

Reinman, J. F., and J. H. Walker: 692, 696

religious concepts, Poe’s: beliefs “somewhat detailed” in “Mesmeric Revelation,” 467-68; C. F. Briggs on Poe’s attitude toward Bible, 564; Poe solves Biblical cryptograph, 615; attends Christmas Eve service with Mrs. Shew, 711; Poe’s theory of creation in “Universe” lecture, 720-21, and objections from orthodox readers, 722-23, 725; J. H. Hopkins, Jr., objects to pantheism in forthcoming Eureka, 730-31, 733, 735, and attacks book in Literary World, 745-46; similar objection in New Church Repository, 747-48; Poe protests Hopkins’ critique, 755, 759; Eureka attacked by Church Review, 784, and Indicator, 789

Republican (Baltimore): see Baltimore Republican

Republican Herald (Providence): 777

Revue britannique (Paris): 585, 662, 672

Revue des Deux Mondes (Paris): 667, 681-82

Reynolds, Jeremiah N.: xl, 160, 179-80, 239-41, 436, 464, 515

Richard, John: xxii, 15, 44, 64

Richard, Mary Dixon (Mrs. John Richard): xxii, 14-15, 44, 64

Richardson, William: 18

Richmond, Annie: xl; first acquaintance with Poe, 740-42; visits Mrs. Clemm at Fordham, 753, 759; Poe becomes intimate with Annie and her family during second Lowell visit, 762-63; she advises him to marry Mrs. Whitman, 764; he consumes laudanum in Boston, 765, and writes her to declare his love, 768-69; she delays her answer, 770-71, 773; 780-81, 785; troubled by rumors about Poe’s conduct toward Mrs. Whitman, 786-88; Poe writes Annie about “The Bells,” 791; he fears her husband has “mistaken the nature” of his love, 793-94; 795; he forwards “For Annie,” 797-98; Annie concerned over his health, 801-02; Poe’s final visit to Lowell, 805, 807-10; Annie’s correspondence with Mrs. Clemm during Poe’s trip south, 812, 814, 816, 820, 823; “Do not tell me anything about Annie;’ 830; 831, 835, 840, 850; Annie reacts to Poe’s death, 854

Richmond, Caddy (Annie’s daughter): xl, 785, 810

Richmond, Charles B. (Annie’s husband): xl, 740, 762, 785, 787, 794, 797, 810, 830-31, 835, 854

Richmond, city of: Poe’s mother performs on stage, 9-10, 12; her lodgings, 12, and grave, 15; John Allan’s residences, 14, 46, 48-49, 51, 64-65; Shockoe Hill Cemetery, 21, 58-59, 89, 138; Monumental Church, 21, 61; Charles Ellis residence, 46, 51; Lafayette visits, 61; Poe leaves for Boston, 78; he returns in March 1829, 89, and January 1830, 103-04; reputed visits in 1832 and 1834, 127, 137, 139; he arrives to work on Messenger, 164-65; leaves, 170-71, and returns with Mrs. Clemm and Virginia, 174-75; moves to Seventh Street, 208; Poe leaves for New York, 242; his 1848 visit to Richmond, 744, 746, 749-50, 753, 760; he returns (July 1849), 818; stays at Swan Tavern, 818, 822, 824, 829; calls at Mrs. Shelton’s house, 821, 830, 843; lectures at Exchange Hotel, 825-28, 840-42; moves to Madison House, 831, 836; leaves on Baltimore boat, 843

Richmond Compiler: 23, 41-42, 45-46, 48, 51, 54-56, 64, 77, 104, 126, 141, 146, 151; publishes letter from “J.,” protesting Poe’s criticism, 152-55; 156, 159, 169, 173-74, 181, 200-03, 215, 217, 220-21; suggests Poe’s criticism is too severe, 222; Poe’s letter to editor, 222-26; 555, 616

Richmond Enquirer: 9, 13-16, 52, 55-56, 59, 64, 76, 85-86, 138, 157-58, 163, 166, 170, 173, 188, 207, 849

Richmond Theatre fire: 16-17, 21, 90

Richmond Whig: 89, 104, 109, 162, 164, 184-85, 207, 217, 686, 820, 824-26, 833-36, 838, 851-52

Riebsam, W. D.: 396

Riker, John C.: 463

Roberts, George: xl, 325, 355, 369

Roberts, Jonathan: 366, 376

Roberts’ Semi-Monthly Magazine (Boston): 341

Robertson, Judge John: 202

Robinson, Dr. W. M.: 207

Rochefoucault: 116

Rogers, Miss Mary C.: 336-37, 369, 385-87, 397, 543

“Romance” (“Romance who loves to nod and sing”): 25, 34, 100, 116, 398

Root, H. S.: 811

Root, James E.: 635

Rover (New York): 469, 511, 516, 543

Royster, James H.: xli, 65

Royster, Sarah Elmira: see Elmira Shelton

Rutgers Female Institute (New York City): 538-39, 548-49, 625

Ryan, Cornelius: 844


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Sailer, Joseph: 426, 455, 467

Sanxay, R. D.: 104

Saratoga Springs, New York: 435

Sargent, Epes: xl, 355, 462, 657, 744-45

Sartain, John: xl, 284, 312, 327, 337, 430, 752-53, 774, 793, 795, 797; rescues Poe in Philadelphia, 812-17, 819

Sartain’s Union Magazine (Philadelphia): xl-xli, 752-53, 774, 793-97, 802, 816, 843; Poe’s contributions, xl-xli, 793

Saturday Chronicle (Philadelphia): 261, 302; Poe’s contributions, 262, 327

Saturday Courier (Philadelphia): xxix; its 1831 short story contest, 120-24; entered by Poe, 122; award of premium, 124; Courier publishes Poe’s earliest stories, 125-28; 250, 252, 261, 264-65, 270, 275, 281; publishes Poe’s “Silence — A Sonnet,” 287; 288, 296-97, 302, 308, 415; reprints “The Gold-Bug,” 419, and reviews Prose Romances, 432-33; publishes “Diddling,” 435, 439; 441, 461, 494, 564, 617; reprints “The Raven,” 659; reprints “Ulalume,” 717-18; 725

Saturday Evening Post (Philadelphia): xxvi-xxxvii, xxxvi, 72, 76-77, 107, 120, 122, 181, 187; publishes L. A. Wilmer’s “Ode” to Poe, 252-53; edited by G. R. Graham, 260; 269, 272, 274-75, 280, 290; C. J. Peterson joins staff, 292-93; carries Penn Magazine prospectus, 299-300; 308-09, 311-12, 317-19, 323; Poe reviews Dickens’ Barnaby Rudge, 324, 326; 329, 335, 337, 340-41, 346, 353, 355, 359, 361-62, 364-65, 377, 381; S. D. Patterson acquires controlling interest, 402-03; 413, 429; Poe’s “The Black Cat,” 433-35; Post accuses Poe of plagiarizing The Conchologist’s First Book, 629-30, 633; 673, 683; Poe denies charge, 688, 691, 695-96; 722, 724-25, 744, 849; Poe’s contributions, 122, 299-300, 324, 353, 434

Saturday Gazette (Philadelphia): xxxiv, 641-42, 653, 725

Saturday Museum (Philadelphia): xx, xxxiv; first number, 388; to feature Poe biography, 394, 396-97; H. B. Hirst’s review of Griswold’s Poets, 395-97; Poe’s biography and poems published, 398-400, and reprinted, 402; Poe wrongly announced as editor, 402, 408; 404, 406-08, 410-14, 422, 424-25, 427, 429, 433, 437, 441-44, 449, 462, 469, 476, 490; Poe’s contributions, 394, 398-99, 407-08, 410

Saturday Rambler (Boston): 745

Saturday Visiter (Baltimore): xxviii, xxx, xlii, xlix; edited by L. A. Wilmer, 125, and J. H. Hewitt, 127; publishes four minor poems by Poe, 128-29; announces premiums for best tale and poem, 129-30; publishes Poe’s “MS. Found in a Bottle” as prize tale, 132-33; publishes Poe’s “The Coliseum,” 134, and announces his “Tales of the Folio Club,” 134-35; 162-63, 168-69, 332, 340; J. E. Snodgrass becomes editor, 349; 351, 353-54, 356, 359-60, 363-64, 369, 376, 382, 397, 404, 424, 433, 449, 451-52, 494, 524, 528, 560-61, 593, 605-06, 635, 640, 645, 662, 844. See also Joseph Evans Snodgrass

Saunders, Branch A.: 163, 166

Saunders and Otley: 227-28

Sawyer, Miss Annie: xxviii, 751, 759, 780, 809-10

“Scenes from an Unpublished Drama”: see Politian

Schiller, Friedrich von: 602

Schlegel, August Wilhelm von: 185

schools, attended by Poe: Clotilda Fisher’s, 21; William Ewing’s, 23; in Irvine, Scotland, 25; London school of Misses Dubourg, 29-30, 32-34; Ewing’s praise of Poe, 35; Manor House School in Stoke Newington, 36-44; Joseph H. Clarke’s advertisements, 41-42, 46, 48; John Allan reports Poe “a good Scholar,” 42; Poe attends Clarke’s, 47, 50-54; his “school-boy verses” there, 47, 53-54; William Burke’s advertisements, 52, 54-56; Poe attends Burke’s, 56-64; his verses there, 58, 62-63; he attends school of Dr. and Mrs. Ray Thomas, 64. See also University of Virginia and West Point

“Science! meet daughter of old Time thou art”: see “Sonnet — To Science”

Scotland: John Allan and family visit Irvine, Kilmarnock, and Greenock, 25-26; Poe spends summer in Irvine, 41; Allans return to Irvine, 44; Poe inquires about Allans of Stonehaven and Kilmarnock, 677, 698

Scott, Andrew: 295

Scott, Harriet Virginia: 205

Scott, Sir Walter: 81, 202

Scott, William: 220-21, 234-36, 240, 244

Scott, General Winfield: xix, 88, 107

Sealsfield, Charles: 464, 466

“Secret Writing”: 332, 334, 336-39, 343, 351. See also “cryptography”

Sedgwick, Catharine Maria: 171, 175, 179, 185-86, 434-35, 618, 620, 662

Selden, Joseph: 56

Selden, Miles C.: 56

Semi-Weekly Examiner (Richmond): xxi, 750, 754, 786, 825-28, 836; publishes Poe’s corrected “Raven,” 841-42; 843, 851; Weekly Examiner, 827

“Serenade”: 129

Seward, Mrs. Mary L.: 670

“Shadow”: 172, 279, 535

Shakespeare, William: xxix, 22, 62, 274, 302, 544, 563-64, 604, 679, 827-28

Sharp, Solomon P.: 65, 72, 180

Shea, J. Augustus: 499

Shelley, Perry Bysshe: 155, 412, 607, 671, 836

Shelton, Alexander B.: xli, 74, 87, 467, 839

Shelton, Ann Elizabeth: xli, 839

Shelton, Mrs. Elmira (formerly Miss Royster): xli; Poe falls in love with, 65; engagement broken, 74; romance depicted in Henry Poe’s “The Pirate” and L. A. Wilmer’s Merlin, 80-83; she marries Alexander B. Shelton, 87; 143, 159; meets Poe and his wife Virginia, 208; widowed, 467; 732; Poe renews acquaintance in July 1848, 746; 757, 775; he proposes marriage in 1849, 821; engagement rumored in Richmond, 828-30; “Nothing is yet definitely settled,” 836; Mrs. Shelton accepts Poe’s proposal, 838-40, and writes Mrs. Clemm, 840; Miss Talley’s description of her, 841; Mrs. Shelton recalls Poe’s departure from Richmond, 843; 846, 852-54

Shelton, Southall Bohannan: xli, 839

Sherburne, Miss George Ann Humphreys: her “Imogine,” 422-26, 429-30, 432

Shew, Mrs. Marie Louise: xli, 245, 669-70, 683-87, 693-94, 696-98, 710-11, 717, 720, 726-27, 730-32, 734-35, 755

Sigourney, Mrs. Lydia H.: xli-xlii, 140, 171, 175; Poe’s review of Zinzendorff, and Other Poems, 185, 189, 198, 223; she denies imitating Mrs. Hemans, 199; contributes to Messenger, 209-10, 213, 231; Poe’s review of Letters to Young Ladies, 214; she contributes to Graham’s, 348-49; Poe’s review of Pocahontas, 356; he evaluates her poetry in New York lecture, 510, 512; 788, 791

“Silence — A Fable” (formerly “Siope”): 245, 279, 285, 569

“Silence — A Sonnet”: see “Sonnet — Silence”

Simmons, A. H., & Co.: 395, 409, 416, 419

Simmons, Mrs. Samuel F. (Sarah P.): 126

Simms, William Gilmore: xlii, 175; Poe’s review of The Partisan, 185, 202, 223, 517; Simms wrongly reported as Messenger editor, 204-05, 215, 228-29; he discusses Poe’s criticisms appearing in Messenger, 213-14; 231, 274, 309-10, 351, 364, 402; notices Poe’s Stylus, 413-14, 422; praises Poe in letter to E. A. Duyckinck, 517; 523, 556, 558-59, 565; Poe reviews The Wigwam and the Cabin in Broadway Journal, 574-76; Simms discusses Poe’s Boston Lyceum appearance, 588; 589, 593; notices Poe’s Tales, 598-99; 607; Poe’s second review of Wigwam collection, 613; Simms reviews The Raven and Other Poems, 628-29; 630-32, 640, 654; comments on Poe’s “Literati” sketches, 655-56; 658; admonishes Poe (“You are no longer a boy”), 659-60; 665, 669, 694, 708, 715, 724

“Siope”: see “Silence — A Fable”

Sir Edward Seaward (fiction by Miss Porter): 252, 256-57

Slavery and abolitionism: xxxvi, 24, 64, 100; Lucian Minor’s “Liberian Literature,” 190, 193-95; Beverley Tucker’s essay review on “Slavery,” 200, 205; Robert Carter’s attack on Broadway Journal, 520-22, 524-25; 792

Slidell, Alexander: see Alexander Slidell Mackenzie

Sloanaker, William: 752

Smith, A. C.: 446, 490

Smith, Edmund Morton: xxviii, 849

Smith, Elizabeth Oakes: xlii, 497, 500, 510, 528, 534-35, 553, 564, 595, 612, 620, 622, 781

Smith, Horace Wemyss: xlii, 263, 437

Smith, Richard Penn: xlii, 121, 124, 263, 265

Smith, Seba (“Major Jack Downing”): xlii, 211, 231, 333

Smith, Mrs. Seba: see Elizabeth Oakes Smith

Smith, Thomas S.: xlii, xlv, 378-80, 383-84, 386-87, 396-97, 403

Smith’s Weekly Volume (Philadelphia): 601

Snodgrass, Joseph Evans: xlii-xliii, 256; writes notice of September 1839 Burton’s, 269, 273, 276; 281, 283; criticizes N. C. Brooks, 287; seeks return of manuscript entered in Burton’s contest, 302-03, 317, 322; 335, 341-42; edits Saturday Visiter, 349; praises Poe’s “Autography,” 351; censures G. R. Graham and John Tomlin, 353-54; 355; praises Poe’s criticisms, 356, 359-60, but finds him “provokingly hypercritical,” 363; 364; Poe suggests Snodgrass join him in magazine project, 369-70; 376, 382; Snodgrass comments on Poe’s “Marie Rogêt,” 397, Stylus, 404, “Gold-Bug,” 424, Saturday Museum biography and Prose Romances, 433, review of Eugene Sue, 449, lecture on “American Poetry,” 451-52, portrait in Graham’s, 494, “powerful pen,” 524, and book reviews in “Broad-axe journal,” 528; 560, 593, 605, 635, 640, 645, 662; Snodgrass finds Poe comatose at Baltimore polling place, 844-45; attends his funeral, 848

Snodgrass, William Davis: 539, 549

Snowden, Edgar: 141

Snowden, William W.: 254, 371, 456, 464

“Some Account of Stonehenge”: 302

“Some Ancient Greek Authors” (attributed to Poe): 200, 216

“Some Secrets of the Magazine Prison-House”: 502, 504-05

Something (Boston): 8

“Some Words with a Mummy”: 484, 522, 586

“Song” (“I saw thee on thy bridal day”): 72, 81, 101, 570

“Song of the Newly-Wedded”: see “Bridal Ballad”

“Song of Triumph” (incorporated in “Epimanes”): 196

“Sonnet — Silence” (originally “Silence — A Sonnet”): 284, 287, 293, 398, 554

“Sonnet — To my Mother”: 802, 810, 812, 816, 823-24

“Sonnet — To Science”: 100, 107, 116, 121, 208, 398, 558, 613

“Sonnet to Zante”: see “To Zante”

Sophocles: Antigone, 523, 525

Southern and Western Magazine (Charleston, South Carolina): xlii, 556, 565, 598-99

Southern Courant (Washington, Georgia): 567-68

Southern Literary Gazette (Athens, Georgia): 753, 766-67, 799

Southern Literary Journal (Charleston, South Carolina): 205, 208, 211, 213-14

Southern Literary Messenger (Richmond): xxviii, xxxiii, xliii, xlv, xlvii-xlviii; commences publication, 139-41; irregular appearance of monthly numbers, 145-46; circulation, 147-48, 151, 172, 208; price for subscription, 208-09; Poe’s contributions, (March 1835) 149, (April) 151, (May) 155, (June) 159-60, (July) 163-64, (August) 168-69, (September) 172, (December) 177-80, (January 1836) 185, (February) 191, (March) 196, (April) 199-200, (May) 208, (June) 211-12, (July) 214, (August) 221, (September) 226-27, (October) 229-30, (November) 235, (January 1837) 241-42, (February) 243, (December 1844) 478, (March 1845) 508, (May) 530, (September 1848) 753, (October) 760, (November) 766, (March 1849) 795, (April) 798, (May) 801, (June) 808, (July) 812, (August) 821, (September) 831, (November) 843; Poe mentioned in Messenger after editorship, 268-70, 272-73, 285-86, 497, 508, 523-24, 632, 668-69, 671, 715, 798; Poe’s subsequent references to editorship, 299-300, 306, 476, 518, 520, 524-25, 601; Poe and T. C. Clarke attempt to buy subscription list, 401-02, 407, 411. See also Thomas Willis White, Benjamin Blake Minor, John R. Thompson, Broadway Journal, and “income”

Southern Patriot (Charleston, South Carolina): xlii, 588, 593, 607, 628-29, 654-56, 660

Southern Quarterly Review (New Orleans, later Charleston, South Carolina): 356, 739

Southern Religious Telegraph (Richmond): 207

Southern Rose (Charleston, South Carolina): 234

Southey, Robert: 172, 214, 220

Sparhawk, Edward V.: xvii, xliii, 85; succeeds J. E. Heath as Messenger editor, 149; 155-57, 160; replaced by Poe, 165-67; 169, 173, 176-77, 207

Sparks, Jared: 157, 207, 231

Spear, Thomas G.: 359

Spectator (London): 257-58, 557, 620, 646

Spence, George W.: 848

Spinoza: 725

Spirit of the Times (New York): 187, 222, 281, 634, 681

Spirit of the Times (Philadelphia): xxiii, 295-96, 302, 304, 355-57, 377-81, 385, 387, 398-99, 402-04, 407-09, 414, 417, 420-23, 425-26, 429-32, 434, 436, 440, 442-43, 447-48, 453-54, 456, 491, 524, 533, 553, 565, 568, 649; publishes Poe’s “Reply to Mr. English,” 652-53, 655; 681, 690-91, 851-52

“Spirits of the Dead” (formerly “Visit of the Dead”): 81, 101, 264

“Spiritual Song”: 237

Spotswood, George W.: 79-80

Sprague, Charles: 323, 327, 338, 355, 447, 508, 510, 513

Stanard, Mrs. Jane Stith Craig: xliii, 21, 51, 57-59, 757

Stanard, Robert: xliii, 21, 56, 59

Stanard, Robert Craig: xliii, 21, 56-59

Star of Bethlehem (Lowell, Massachusetts): 537, 574

Starr, Mary (later Mrs. Jenning): xliii, 126, 313, 371, 683, 685-86

Steele, Silas S.: 433-34

Stephens, Mrs. Ann S.: 211, 349, 351, 359, 647, 686

Stephens, John L.: xxvii, 244-45, 325, 337-38

Sterne, Laurence: Tristram Shandy, 799

Stevenson, Andrew: xliii, 43, 91

Stockton, William Telfair: xliii, 106

Stoddard, Richard Henry: xliii, 309, 545, 553-54, 558, 585, 707

Stone, William Leete: xliii-xliv, 171, 175; condemns Poe’s criticism, 198; Poe replies, 200, and obtains Stone’s autograph for “Autography,” 211, 231; Poe’s review of Ups and Downs, 212, 216-17, 223-26; Stone’s protest against “Autography,” 236; Stone and Poe at Booksellers Dinner, 243-44

Story, William Wetmore: 514

Street, Alfred B.: 607

street pavements, Poe’s articles on: 465, 501, 526

Strobia, John H.: 43, 828, 830

Sturdivant, John: 295, 309-11, 380-81

Stylus (Poe’s proposed journal, originally called Penn Magazine): T. C. Clarke enlisted as publisher, 394-96; prospectus published in Saturday Museum, 398-99, 402; Poe and Clarke attempt to buy subscription list of Messenger, 401-02, 407, 411; Poe “making a sensation” in Washington, 404-05; Poe seeks contributions from Lowell and Hawthorne, 408, 411-13; prospectus excerpted by Boston Notion, 411; Clarke withdraws from project, 412-13, 416-17, 422; W. G. Simms notices project, 413-14, 422; too many “Dish-water Magazines,” 440; Poe proposes journal run by coalition of leading authors, 456, 475; “A Magazine like Graham’s will never do,” 467, 476; N. P. Willis reports Poe’s availability for editorship, 491; project noticed by New York Town, 502, and A. M. Ide, Jr., 503; G. W. Eveleth “earnest to receive” magazine, 666, 672-73, 702, 704, 709-10; Poe’s January 1848 prospectus, 714-16; he hopes to raise funds with “Universe” lecture, 717-22, 725; revises his prospectus, 726; promotional tour to Richmond delayed, 727, 730, 737; Poe leaves on tour (July 1848), 744, 753; he proposes project to Eli Bowen, 754-55, 761, and requests $200 loan from Edward Valentine, 769-70, 773; E. H. N. Patterson invites Poe to join him on magazine project, 777; Poe lists likely subscribers in notebook, 781; Eveleth retains faith, 793; Poe acknowledges Patterson’s proposal, 800-01, 803, and asks him to forward $50 for travel, 804-06, 808; Patterson suggests three-dollar magazine, 809; Poe leaves for Richmond, 810-12, and acknowledges $50 from Patterson, 819; “the mere idea of a ‘$3 Magazine’ would suggest namby-pamby-ism & frivolity,” 823; Patterson to meet Poe in Saint Louis, 827-28

Sue, Eugéne: The Mysteries of Paris, 449, 668, 681

Sully, Robert M.: xliv

Sully, Thomas: xliv, 284

Sumner, Charles: 499, 517-18

Sun (Baltimore): 256, 266-67, 280, 294, 409, 415, 449-51, 455, 843-44, 847-48, 851-52; Weekly Sun, 455

Sun (New York): publishes R. A. Locke’s “Moon-Hoax,” 166, and Poe’s “Balloon-Hoax,” 457-61; 689

Sun (Philadelphia): 504-05

Sun (Washington): 201

Sunday Dispatch (New York): 696, 728

Sunday Mercury (New York): 458, 659

Sunday Morning News (New York): 252

Sunday Times (London): 615, 646

Sunday Times and Messenger (New York): xxxiv, 458, 581-82, 586

Suter, Charles: 848

Sutherland, Joel B.: 449

Swedenborg, Emanuel: 468, 556, 587, 748, 752

Swift, Jonathan: 221; Poe’s Pym compared to Gulliver’s Travels, 253-54

“Sylvio” (pseudonym): 179

Symmes, John Cleves: 175-76


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Tacitus: 71

tailors’ bills, incurred by Poe: 20-21, 23-24, 52, 62-63, 73, 89, 104-05

Tait’s Edinburgh Magazine (Scotland): 558, 567

“Tales of the Folio Club” (Poe’s proposed collection): xxx, 127, 132-35; submitted to Carey & Lea, 135-36; H. C. Carey promises publication, 142-43, 149; T. W. White willing to publish, 168, 170; “sixteen in all,” 169; Carey declines project, 175; manuscript story misplaced, 181-82, 191; Harper & Brothers decline project, 192-93, 195, and write Poe, 212-13; Poe’s description of series, 225; Saunders and Otley consider project, 227-28

Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque: xix, 81, 200; Poe plans to publish, 269, 271-72; Lea & Blanchard cannot pay royalties, 272, 274, 276-77; book to include “advertisement” of favorable opinions, 273-74, 276; advance notice of, 275; only 750 copies, 277; publication and reception, 278-85, 287; 303-05, 308, 311; sales disappointing, 338; copy given to Charles Dickens, 362; 370, 385, 449, 490, 606, 774

Tales (1845): Wiley and Putnam agree to issue, 513-14, 518, 520; Tales copyrighted, 537-39, and published, 540-41; reception, 542-43, 548-50, 552, 555-56; issued in England, 555, 557; 558, 560, 562-63, 566-68, 571-72; “more than fifteen hundred copies have been sold,” 574; 575, 585-87, 591, 594-95, 598-99, 606-08, 616, 621; reissued in cloth volume with The Raven and Other Poems, 627; 630-32, 642, 646, 649, 651, 660-61, 665; E. D. Forgues’s critique in Paris Revue des Deux Mondes, 667; 669, 681-82, 694; lengthy criticism in Blackwood’s Magazine, 708-09, 715; 722, 740, 755

Talfourd, Sir Thomas Noon (Sergeant): 227, 346, 349, 356

Talisman and Odd Fellows’ Magazine (Philadelphia and New York): 663

Talley, Susan Archer (later Mrs. Weiss): xvi, xliv, 177, 770, 773, 775, 786, 790, 818, 822, 840-43

“Tamerlane”: 52, 81, 100-01, 104, 116, 569, 600, 618

Tamerlane and Other Poems: 81-83, 101

Tasistro, Louis F.: 284

Tasso: 75, 642

Tate, Joseph: xv

Tayle, Edward: 44

Taylor, Bayard: xliv, 738, 744, 789

Tazewell, Littleton Waller: 219

Tazewell, Mrs. Littleton Waller: 10

teaching: Poe seeks employment in, 119, 148, 163, 165-66

Telegraph (Washington): see United States Telegraph

Tennyson, Alfred: 125, 232, 288-90, 377, 446, 494, 499-500, 534, 592, 597, 616, 633, 828

Thayer, Colonel Sylvanus: xliv, 107-08, 116-17

“The American Drama”: 556

“The Angel of the Odd”: 464, 472-73

“The Assignation” (formerly “The Visionary”): 136, 164, 166-67, 169-70, 173, 264, 279, 311, 537

“The Atlantis, a Southern World” (attributed to Poe): 256, 258

“The Authors of America”: see “Literary America”

“The Balloon-Hoax”: xxvi; sources, 130, 139, 414; published in New York Sun, 457-61; “about 50,000” copies reported sold, 461; 462; Poe identified as author, 490

“The Bargain Lost”: 25, 34, 128

“The Bells”: xl-xli; Poe writes first draft at Mrs. Shew’s, 732; submits eighteen-line version to Sartain’s, 774; 778; completes expanded version, 791, and sends it to Sartain’s, 794-95; gives manuscripts of third version to Annie Richmond, 807, and John Sartain, 816; 834

“The Beloved Physician”: 697

“The Black Cat”: 413, 433-35, 463, 540, 568, 621, 683, 708, 764

“The Business Man” (later version of “Peter Pendulum”): 558

“The Cask of Amontillado”: 667

“The City in the Sea” (later version of “The Doomed City”): 522, 565, 592, 599, 660

“The City of Sin”: see “The Doomed City”

“The Coliseum”: 132-34, 168, 173-74, 329, 363, 398, 550, 573, 592, 599, 614, 699

“The Colloquy of Monos and Una”: 337, 540

The Conchologist’s First Book (by Thomas Wyatt with Poe’s help): Poe’s role, 259, 390; publication, 260-61; second edition, 269-70; Wyatt claims authorship, 390, 678; Poe’s name removed from third edition, 608; Poe accused of plagiarism, 629-30, 633, 683, 688, 691, 695-96

“The Conqueror Worm”: 394, 398, 502, 534, 592, 599, 614, 629, 699, 718

“The Conversation of Eiros and Charmion”: 278-79, 283, 410, 540, 621, 702

“The Devil in the Belfry”: 262, 279, 587

“The Divine Right of Kings” (attributed to Poe): 573

“The Domain of Arnheim”: 679, 694, 808

“The Doom”: see “Benedict”

“The Doomed City” (early version of “The City in the Sea”): 116, 119, 221, 232

“The Duc de L’Omelette” (originally “The Duke de L’Omelette”): 126, 191, 194, 202-04, 279, 308, 575

“The Elk” (originally “Morning on the Wissahiccon”): 389, 440, 463

“The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar”: 498; publication and reception, 598, 603, 605-07, 615-17, 619-20; reprinted as pamphlet in London, 621-22; 624, 631-33, 635, 646, 661; Arch Ramsay writes Poe, 671, 677, 680-81, 698; 701, 715, 718, 727, 741, 826

“The Fall of the House of Usher”: sources, 14, 83; publication and reception, 267-73, 275; collected in Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque, 278-79, 281, 283-84; reprinted in Bentley’s Miscellany, 305, and Boston Notion, 307; 328, 494; collected in 1845 Tales, 540, 543, 550, 567, 574, 587, 621; anthologized in R. W. Griswold’s Prose Writers of America, 694-95; 718, 741, 752

“The Gold-Bug”: x; entered in Dollar Newspaper contest, 408-09; Poe reads manuscript to F. O. C. Darley, 413; story awarded $100 prize, 414-16; published in two installments, 417, 419-20; copyrighted, 419; Poe accused of collusion with prize committee, 419-20; he commences libel suit against F. H. Duffee, 420-22; second edition, 421; John S. Du Solle’s facetious accusation of plagiarism, 422-26; Duffee’s letter of protest, 423-24; third and fourth editions, 425; resolution of libel suit, 429, 431-32; story dramatized at Walnut Street Theatre, 433-34; 441, 449, 456; “more than 300,000 copies have been circulated,” 463; 494, 506, 515, 531; collected in 1845 Tales, 540, 543, 567-68, 575; translated into French, 585; 586-87, 599, 621, 660-61, 679, 695, 731; Isabelle Meunier’s French translation, 734, 738; 745, 754

“The happiest day — the happiest hour”: 80-83

“The Haunted Palace”: publication, 260; incorporated in “Usher,” 267; selected for R. W. Griswold’s Poets, 328, 363; 398, 446, 490-91, 494-95, 498, 503, 560-61, 587, 592, 594-95, 599, 621, 699

“The Imp of the Perverse”: 545, 559, 571, 602-03

“The Island of the Fay”: 188, 327-28, 574

“The Journal of Julius Rodman”: 17; serialization announced, 277-78, and commenced, 285-96, 302; cited in Senate report, 289; Poe declines to continue, 298

“The Lake”: 81, 101, 585

“The Landscape Garden”: 375, 382-83, 570, 694

“The Literary Life of Thingum Bob, Esq.”: 471-72, 478, 487, 490, 554

“The Literati of New York City”: 542; Poe prepares sketches, 621-22, 629, 634; serialization in Godey’s commences, 635-39; “every copy is bought up,” 640-41; C. F. Briggs attacks series, 642-43, 645-46; Poe’s flippant sketch of T. D. English, 647, and ensuing controversy, 647-60; Poe attacks L. G. Clark, 662, 664-65; 666-68; hopes to expand series into book, 672-73, 675; L. A. Godey inquires about Poe’s reason for discontinuing series, 679-80; 689-91, 731, 751. See also Godey’s (Poe’s contributions, May through October 1846), and “Literary America”

The Lover’s Gift (Hartford, Connecticut): 781

“The Man of the Crowd”: 311, 540

“The Man that was Used Up”: publication, 266; 278, 285; reprinted in Prose Romances, 426-30, 432, 436, 506; 559

“The Masque of the Red Death”: 364, 368, 552, 606

“The Messenger Star”: see “Al Aaraaf”

“The Murders in the Rue Morgue”: x; sources, 30, 265; manuscript, 319; publication, 321, 323-26; its popularity, 335; 365, 369; reprinted in Prose Romances, 426-30, 433, 436, 506; collected in 1845 Tales, 540, 543, 549, 567-68, 608, 621; first translated into French, 645; 661; E. D. Forgues’s translation, 666, and ensuing controversy, 667; 668, 671-72, 677, 680-84; Isabelle Meunier’s translation, 685; 695

The Musiad or Ninead: Poe satirized in, 103

“The Mystery of Marie Rogêt”: 336-37, 369-70, 382-88, 396-97, 540, 543, 557, 567-68, 621

The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym: sources, xl, 176, 221, 241; partial publication in Messenger, 239, 241-43; Harper & Brothers have book “nearly ready,” 244-45; publication and reception, 248-58; reprinted in England, 255-56; Harpers write Poe, 260; Pym excerpted in London, 267; 293; another English reprint, 355; 416, 440, 603

“The Oblong Box”: 462-63, 467, 469-70, 603

“The Oval Portrait” (formerly “Life in Death”): 363, 528, 530

“The Philosophy of Composition”: 632, 671, 700, 772

“The Philosophy of Furniture”: 294, 296, 530-31

“The Pit and the Pendulum”: 370, 381, 533, 554

“The Poetic Principle”: publication of, x1i. See also “lectures”

The Poetry of the Sentiments (Philadelphia): 573

“The Power of Words”: 537, 581

“The Premature Burial”: 463, 467-69, 538

The Prose Romances of Edgar A. Poe: 426-30, 432-33, 436

“The Psyche Zenobia”: see “How to Write a Blackwood Article”

“The Purloined Letter”: 463, 470, 477-78, 489-91, 540, 543, 556, 564, 695

“The Rationale of Verse”: 671, 673, 702, 704, 715, 727, 749, 760, 766-67

“The Raven”: x; sources, 34, 324; traditions regarding composition, 435, 437, 463-64; sold to American Review, 484; Poe solicits opinions from R. H. Horne and others, 494-96; poem published in Evening Mirror and American Review, 496-97; commentary, reprintings, and parodies, 497-506, 508, 511-12, 514, 517, 520-21, 523; poem anthologized in Vandenhoff’s Elocution, 524-25; inclusion in Griswold’s Poets delayed, 527-28; “The bird beat the bug,” 530-31; opinions of Miss Barrett, 531, and R. H. Horne, 534; 535; poem reprinted by London Critic, 538; 540, 544, 551-54, 561, 577-78, 586; collected in The Raven and Other Poems, 592-96, 598-99, 602; 606-07, 612-13, 616, 618, 620; reprinted in London Athenaeum, 626-27, 629; 630-31; a “fit horror” in England, 632-33; 634-35, 637, 644-46, 654, 659-60, 666, 671-72, 681, 695; poem celebrated by Alonzo Lewis, 697; included in eighth edition of Griswold’s Poets, 699; 700, 703, 711, 715, 717; celebrated in Mrs. Whitman’s valentine “To Edgar A. Poe,” 726, 729-30; 731, 739-41, 744, 750; manuscript copy inscribed to Dr. S. A. Whitaker, 754-55, 757-58; 760-64, 772, 778, 785-86, 791, 796, 799-801; J. E. Tuel’s parody, 805, 807, 809-10; 825-27, 833-34, 836; corrected copy published in Richmond Examiner, 841-42; 844, 852

The Raven and Other Poems: 565, 569, 571, 573, 577-78, 585; book copyrighted, 588-89, and published, 591-92; reception, 592-96, 598-604, 612-13; issued in England, 614; 616-20, 626-33, 635, 639, 645, 660, 665-66, 695, 728, 755, 781

“The Scythe of Time”: see “A Predicament”

“The Signora Zenobia”: see “How to Write a Blackwood Article”

“The Sleeper” (later version of “Irene”): 327, 363, 398, 446, 527, 530, 592, 595, 599, 614, 629, 633, 645, 672, 699, 807

“The Spectacles”: 199, 455-56, 460, 463, 530, 593, 616

“The Sphinx”: 613

“The Swiss Bell-ringers”: 474

“The System of Dr. Tarr and Prof. Fether”: 463, 580, 616

“The Tell-Tale Heart”: 388-89, 394-95, 564-65, 587

“The Thousand-and-Second Tale of Scheherazade”: 492, 497, 581, 616

Th’ Time o’ Day (Petersburg, Virginia): xxvii, 267

“The Universe”: see “lectures”

“The Valley Nis” (early version of “The Valley of Unrest”): 116, 191, 202-03

“The Valley of Unrest”: 522, 569, 592, 613, 629, 633, 645, 672

“The Visionary”: see “The Assignation”

Thespian Society (Richmond): xliv, 57

Thomas, Calvin F. S.: xliv, 80-81

Thomas, Creed: xliv, 56-57

Thomas, Edward J.: xliv, 539-40, 546-47, 647-48, 652, 687-88, 696

Thomas, Frances Ann (“Fanny”): 311-12, 661

Thomas, Frederick William: xliv-xlv; friendship with Henry Poe, 87-88; Poe’s review of Clinton Bradshaw, 179, 223; Thomas meets Poe and J. E. Dow, 295-97; his novel Howard Pinckney, 295-96, 298, 308; writes Poe from Saint Louis, 309-12; arrives in Washington, 319-20; gives opinion of “The Murders in the Rue Morgue,” 323, 325-26; suggests Poe seek clerkship in Washington, 327; offers to provide sketches for R. W. Griswold, 328-29; obtains office in Treasury Department, 332-33; sees J. P. Kennedy in Poe’s behalf, 334, 336, 339; wishes to have song published, 339, 342-43, 345, 348; sends Poe an account of his career, 340; his intimacy with President Tyler’s family, 342; included in “Autography,” 345; forwards H. M. Brackenridge letter, 347-48; studies French, 350, 357-58; discusses “Autography,” 359-60; 362; proposes situation in Philadelphia Custom House for Poe, 365-66; 371, 376-79; visits Poe in Philadelphia, 380-81; gives Poe “new hope” of appointment, 385-87; invited to write Poe’s biography, 394, 396-97; 398-99, 401; confined to bed when Poe visits Washington, 403-05; Poe apologizes for “petulance,” 406-08; Thomas asks Poe to review The Beechen Tree, 469-70, 474; Poe’s brief notice, 477, 479, 485; Poe sends Thomas “The Raven,” 530-31, 533; Thomas furnishes biographical sketches for Broadway Journal, 548, 558, 571; requests return of sketches, 661-62; Poe apparently sees him in July 1847, 703; Thomas commences Chronicle of Western Literature, 772, 792; 799

Thomas, Dr. and Mrs. Ray: 64

Thompson, John R.: xlv; makes Poe’s acquaintance, 749, writes P. P. Cooke about him, 760, and solicits his contributions for Messenger, 764, 775; Poe to continue “Marginalia” series in Messenger, 786, 788-89; Thompson’s friendship with R. W. Griswold, 789-90; 791-92, 798, 805, 808-09, 819-20, 822; Poe gives Thompson “Annabel Lee” manuscript, 842-43; Thompson comments on Poe’s death, 854

Thomson, Charles West: xlv, 294, 303, 319, 324

Thornton, De Philip: xxii, 17, 43-44

“Thou Art the Man”: 463, 467, 476

“Three Sundays in a Week” (originally “A Succession of Sundays”): 345, 353, 531, 533, 537

Ticknor, William D.: 597, 675-76

Times (London): see Sunday Times

Timour the Tartar (by M. G. Lewis): 52, 99

“To — — —” (“I saw thee once”): see “To Helen Whitman”

“To — —” (“I saw thee on the bridal day”): see “Song”

“To — —” (“Should my early life seem”): 100

“To —” (“Sleep on”): 129

“To —” (“The bowers whereat, in dreams, I see”): 101, 570

“To — —” by “M.” (attributed to Poe): 534-35

“To Elizabeth” (later under variant titles): 136, 172, 266, 570, 781

“To F[rances]”: see “To Mary”

“To F[rance]s S. O[sgoo]d”: see “To Elizabeth”

“To Helen”: Mrs. Stanard’s influence, xliii, 57; publication in 1831 Poems, 116, 121; reprinted in Messenger, 196-97, 200-01, 203; revised poem in Graham’s, 339, and Saturday Museum, 398; reprinted in Graham’s biography of Poe and Daily Tribune, 490-92; sent to Mrs. Whitman, 728, 736; 781

“To Helen Whitman” (second “To Helen”): 546, 736, 738, 745, 756, 763, 771, 852

“To Ianthe in Heaven”: see “To One in Paradise”

“To M —” (“Oh! I care not that my earthly lot”): 101

“To M. L. S —”: 687, 696

“To Margaret”: 82

“To Marie Louise”: 726-27

“To Mary” (later “To One Departed” and “To Frances”): 143, 163, 361, 398, 528

“To Miss Louise Olivia Hunter”: 625

“To Octavia”: 79

“To One Beloved”: see “To One in Paradise”

“To One Departed”: see “To Mary”

“To One in Paradise” (formerly “To lanthe in Heaven”): 136, 164, 264-65, 267, 313, 317, 398, 531, 592, 594, 614, 618, 660

“To the River —”: 101, 266, 398, 569

“To Zante”: 241, 309, 398, 552, 592, 599

Tomlin, John: xlv, 274, 307, 309-10, 320, 323-24, 346, 353-54, 364-65, 383-85, 402, 412-13, 417, 422-23, 434-36, 453, 540, 774

Torch (London): 256-57

Town (New York): 502, 505, 514, 528, 533-35, 537, 547, 552, 554, 738

Townsend, John Kirk: xlv, 404

Townsend, William B.: 723

Transcendentalism (New England): xxv, 341, 42, 465, 467, 550, 601-04, 668

Travers, Robert: 449

Trollope, Frances: 208

Trumbull, John: 517

Tucker, Nathaniel Beverley: xlv; contributes to Messenger, 141, 146; 151, 155; praises Poe and E. V. Sparhawk, 156; 157, 160, 169; corresponds with T. W. White about Poe, 182-84, 189-90; his review of December 1835 Messenger, 186-87; 196; his essay review on “Slavery,” 200, 205; White writes him about Poe’s dismissal, 236, 239-42, 244; A. P. Upshur’s review of The Partisan Leader, 239, 243, and Poe’s of George Balcombe, 241, 244

Tucker, Thomas Goode: 69-70, 75

Tuckerman, Henry T.: xlvi, 355, 388-89, 497-98, 548-49, 789

Tuel, John E.: 805, 807, 809-10

Tupper, Martin Farquhar: xlvi, 585, 594, 607-08, 621, 629, 642, 646, 649, 671

Tuscaloosa Flag of the Union (Alabama): 201

Tutt, Arthur Turner: xxviii, 142, 374

Tutwiler, Henry: xxv-xxvi, 236-37

Tyler, President John: xliv, xlvi, 219, 319, 323-24, 327, 332-34, 336, 339, 342, 359, 365-66, 379, 382, 386-87, 405, 408

Tyler, John (son of President): 408

Tyler, Robert: xliv-xlvi, 334, 342, 359-60, 365-66, 368, 371-72, 377, 381, 386-87, 396-97, 399, 403, 405, 407-09, 443, 470

Tyson, Joseph Washington: 377


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“Ulalume”: xxvii, 704-08, 710, 715-18, 722, 756, 763, 770-71, 792, 796, 799, 833

Union Magazine (New York): xxx, xxxix, xl, xliv; commences, 702; 707, 709, 725, 733, 738; sold to John Sartain, 752-53; 771, 793, 795, 802; Poe’s contributions, (March 1848) 727, (November) 763. See also Sartain’s Union Magazine

United States Gazette (Philadelphia): xx, 201, 216, 250, 261, 268-69, 279, 283, 296-98, 302, 379-80, 395, 399, 402, 427, 434, 441, 447-48

United States Journal (Washington): xxiii, 581, 583

United States Review (Boston and New York): 82

United States Telegraph (Washington): xliii, 85, 186-87, 231-32

Universalist Watchman (Montpelier, Vermont): 566

University of Virginia: opens, 63, 67; Poe enrolls, 68; withdraws books from library, 68-69, 72-73; student disturbances, 68, 70-73; Poe’s gambling, 71-72, 74-76, 91-92, 111-12; Poe joins Jefferson Literary Society, 74; his last night at University, 75-76

Upshur, Abel P.: xlv-xlvi, 239, 243, 343, 345, 399, 405

U. S. Army: Poe enlists, 80-81; ordered to Fort Moultrie, 83-84; appointed artificer, 85; ordered to Fortress Monroe, near Norfolk, 86-87; promoted to Sergeant-Major, 88; discharged from service, 89-90; indebted for substitute’s bounty, 95-96; corresponds with Sergeant Graves, 105, 112

Usher, Elizabeth: 83

Usher, Mr. and Mrs. Luke Noble: 14


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Valentine, Miss Ann Moore (“Nancy”): xv, xlvi, 10, 20, 22, 24-27, 29-32, 36, 39, 43-47, 51, 58, 64, 78, 126, 130, 137-38, 165

Valentine, Edward (Frances Allan’s brother): 20, 737, 769-70, 773

Valentine, Edward V.: xli, xlvi, 822, 841

Valentine, Frances Keeling: see Frances Allan

Valentine, John: 639, 686

Valentine, Mary: 686

Valentine, Sarah (Mrs. John Dixon, Jr.): xxii, xlvi

Valentine, William Winston: 822, 841

Van Buren, Martin: xxvii, 295-96, 324, 403

Vandenhoff, George: 524-25

Van Winkle, Edgar S.: 234

Verplanck, Gulian C.: 638, 641

Virginia Patriot (Richmond): 12-15

Virginia Star (Petersburg): xxvii, 292, 294

“Visit of the Dead”: see “Spirits of the Dead”

Voltaire: 72, 79, 567

Volunteer (Montrose, Pennsylvania): 433

“Von Jung, the Mystific”: see “Mystification”

“Von Kempelen and his Discovery”: 796, 799


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Waldie’s Select Circulating Library (Philadelphia): 252, 263

Walker, Joseph W.: 844

Wallace, Horace Binney: xlvi, 335

Wallace, William Ross: xlvi, 355, 371, 375, 377, 464, 495-96, 551, 798

Walpole, Horace: The Castle of Otranto, 568

Walsh, John: 123-25

Walsh, R. M.: 321

Walsh, Robert: xlvi-xlvii, 92-93, 208, 212-13, 240

Walter, Miss Cornelia Wells: xl, xlvii, 513, 579-80, 582-83, 586, 590, 593-94, 600-01, 614, 617, 639, 642, 677-78, 680

Walton, Octavia: 79

Ward, Samuel: 290

Ward, Thomas (“Flaccus”): xlvii, 398, 401, 421, 506, 515

Warren, Samuel: 344

Washington, D. C., city of: captured by British, 22; Poe walks to Washington (July 1829), 96; Poe’s March 1843 visit, 403-07; Fuller’s City Hotel, 403-05, 407, 571; Poe’s probable July 1847 visit, 703

Washington, George: 72, 79, 146, 155, 157, 179-80, 185, 187, 208, 213

Watson, Henry C.: xlvii, 505-06, 514, 549-50

Watterston, George, et al: 601

Webb, James Watson: xlvii, 120-21, 673, 717, 724

Webster, Daniel: 342, 764, 825

Webster, Joseph P.: 574, 576

Weekly Dispatch (New York): 323

Weekly Mirror (New York): see under Evening Mirror

Weekly News (New York): see under Morning News

Weekly Universe (New York): 704, 710, 716, 719, 722, 727-28, 731, 740, 759, 814

Weiss, Mrs. Susan Archer: see Susan Archer Talley

Welby, Amelia B.: xlvii, 328-29, 343, 356, 379, 477-78, 510, 785

Weld, Horatio Hastings: 338

Wertenbaker, William: xlvii, 75-76

West, Charles E.: 538-39

Western Literary Messenger (Buffalo, New York): xliv, 470, 506, 574, 617-18, 705, 789

Western Luminary (Cincinnati): 535

Western Quarterly Review (Cincinnati): Poe’s contribution, 798, 830

Weston, J. Alden: 848

West Point: Poe seeks appointment, 88-93, 95; sees Secretary of War Eaton, 96; not included in 1829 quota, 98; obtains appointment, 104-05; arrives at Military Academy, 106; classmates’ reminiscences of him, 107-09, 114-15, 117-18; Poe to seek dismissal, 111-12; his standing on mathematics and French examinations, 112, 115; court-martialed and dismissed, 113-14; leaves for New York, 114-15; writes Colonel Thayer, 116; cadets subscribe to Poems, 116-18; disgust with book’s contents and manufacture, 117-18; Academy mentioned in Poe’s correspondence, 229, 333, 718

Wetmore, Prosper M.: 657

Wheler’s Southern Monthly Magazine (Athens, Georgia): 843

Whelpley, James D.: 710, 786

Whig (Quincy, Illinois): 630, 635

Whig Review: see American Review

Whipple, Edwin P.: xlvii, 354-55, 577, 594

Whitaker, Daniel K.: 208, 211, 213, 356

Whitaker, Dr. Samuel A.: 754, 757-58

White, Eliza: xlviii, 177, 179, 207, 679

White, Margaret Ann (wife of T. W. White): xlviii, 176, 228, 234-36, 240

White, Maria: see Maria White Lowell

White, Sarah Ann: xlviii

White, Thomas H. (son of T. W. White): xlviii, 158

White, Thomas Willis: xlvii-xlviii, 33; begins Southern Literary Messenger, 139-41; assisted by J. E. Heath, 146; seeks permanent editor, 147-48; assisted by E. V. Sparhawk, 149; Poe writes him about “Berenice,” 149-50; “I have nearly 1000 subscribers,” 151; White forwards payment to Poe, 155; 156-57; Poe willing to settle in Richmond, 158; 159-60, 162-64; “Mr. Poe is here,” 165-66; White appalled by Poe’s drinking, 167-68, 170-72; 174-75; Poe has “shown himself no lawyer,” 176-77; 182-85, 189-90, 192-96, 198-99, 204-05; Messenger expenses surpass receipts, 207-08; his new house, 209; 210-13, 219-21, 225; White visits New York, 227-29; exonerates Poe from charge of vanity, 230; worried by wife’s illness and lack of money, 234-36; dismisses Poe as editor, 236-37; aids him financially, 239; “Poe feels his situation at last,” 240; announces Poe’s departure in Messenger, 241-42; condemns Poe’s book reviews, 244; declines to reprint “Usher,” 268-70; death, 395; 401-02, 407, 411

Whitelock, William: 390

Whitman, John Winslow: xlviii, 786

Whitman, Mrs. Sarah Helen: xlviii, 518; Poe’s first awareness of her, 536-37; he sees her in July 1845, 546; 553; her early fascination with his writings, 614; Miss Lynch and others respond to her inquiries, 616, 619-20; 625; Mrs. Whitman asks about Poe, 682, and learns his wife is “dying of Consumption,” 684-85; 687, 705; sends Miss Lynch a valentine addressed to Poe, 718, and is told he has “no moral sense,” 719; Mrs. Whitman’s valentine is read at soiree, 726, sent to Poe, 727-28, and published in Home Journal, 729-30; 732, 734-35; Poe forwards his poem addressed to Mrs. Whitman, 736, and asks Anna Blackwell about her, 737-38; Mrs. Whitman learns of Poe’s interest, 739; 741; replies to Poe’s poem with her “Stanzas” published in Home Journal, 745; asks R. W. Griswold how Poe incurred enmity of so many authors, 746; sends manuscript verses to Poe, 747; learns about scandal involving Mrs. Ellet’s letters, 752; Poe receives Mrs. Whitman’s verses, 753, comes to Providence, 754-56, and proposes marriage, 757; she writes him, giving reasons for not accepting, 758-61; he visits her in late October 1848, 761-62; publication of Poe’s second “To Helen,” 763; he returns in early November, 764-65, and calls upon her while intoxicated, 766; she consents to engagement, against her mother’s wishes, 767, and composes “To Arcturus,” 768; Poe writes Annie Richmond about engagement, 768-69; the proposed marriage depends upon Poe’s “firmness,” 770-72; Mrs. Whitman receives visit from Mrs. Osgood, 773-74; Poe returns to Providence in early December 1848, 775-76, and Mrs. Whitman’s mother assumes control of family’s estate, 776-77; Poe doubts that marriage will take place, 777-78; Mrs. Whitman attends Poe’s lecture in Providence, 778, agrees to immediate marriage, 779, but withdraws after he drinks wine, 779-80; newspaper reports of engagement, 780-81, 786, 788; she writes Mrs. Osgood for information on Poe, 784-85; Poe asks Mrs. Whitman to deny rumors about broken engagement, 786-88, 790; she replies with poems in Metropolitan, 790, 797, and in Messenger, 795, 808; she visits Mrs. Locke in Lowell, 804-05, 808; completes poem commemorating Poe’s marriage proposal, 831; 839-40, 852

Whitman, Walt: xlviii-xlix, 597, 665, 673, 681, 686, 711, 717

Whittier, John Greenleaf: 338, 455, 774

“Why the Little Frenchman Wears His Hand in a Sling”: 279, 285, 304, 568-69

Wiley, John: xxxix, 589, 616

Wiley and Putnam: xxxix; reprint Pym in England, 255-56; agree to issue 1845 Tales, 513-14, 518, 520; copyright volume, 537-39, and publish it, 540-41; 542-43, 548; issue Tales in England, 555, 557; 560, 563, 565, 585; copyright The Raven and Other Poems, 588-89, and publish it, 591-92; 608; issue volume in England, 614; 615-16, 619; issue tales and poems bound together, 627; 632, 639, 672

Wiley and Putnam’s “Library of American Books”: xxiii, xxviii, 513, 540-41, 548, 556, 566, 571-72, 574, 585, 587, 592, 595-96, 598, 665, 694, 708-09, 715

Willard, John B.: 763

Williamson & Burns: 704, 710, 716

“William Wilson”: sources, 36; publication, 261, 272, 274; Washington Irving on, 275; 278, 281, 283-84, 478, 565, 568

Willig, George: 342-43, 345

Willis, John: xxvi, 75

Willis, Nathaniel P.: xlix; rejects “Fairyland,” 99; 187, 211, 217; Poe reviews Inklings of Adventure, 220-21, 231, 233; Willis praises “Ligeia,” 258-59; Poe reviews Tortesa, the Usurer, 264, 266; 269, 292, 330; Poe solicits Willis’ contributions for Graham’s, 348-49, 353; 395, 410, 436, 440; Poe writes Willis at New Mirror office, 462-63, discusses him and his paper, 465-66, and quotes “Unseen Spirits,” 466; Willis hires Poe as his assistant on Evening Mirror, 471, 473-74; 475, 477-78, 486; Poe notices Willis in Broadway Journal, 489, and Willis praises J. R. Lowell’s biography of Poe, 490-91; Willis’ introduction to “The Raven,” 496; 499, 501-02, 505-07; he reviews Poe’s lecture, 509-10, publishes letter from “Outis,” 510-11, and introduces Poe to Mrs. Osgood, 511-12; 514, 516-18, 527, 533, 556, 564-65; Willis withdraws from Evening Mirror, 607; 620, 636, 641; advises Poe against direct reply to C. F. Briggs, 643; joins Home Journal, 670, and writes editorial about Poe’s reported destitution, 674-77, 680; 686, 690-91, 695-96, 701, 709; Willis reprints Poe’s “Ulalume,” 710, 715, 717, and notices his “Universe” lecture, 718-20; 724, 726-27, 770, 774, 792, 796; reprints “For Annie,” 799-800, and suggests Poe be given annuity, 800; 801-02, 811, 814, 821, 825, 836, 850

Willmer and Smith’s European Times (London): 683-84

Wills, Carter: 43

Wills, Mrs. Elizabeth: xvi, 106, 128

Wilmer, Lambert A.: xlix, 79; publishes Merlin, 81-83, and “To Mary” (later “To Mira”), 83; 101, 120; intimacy with Poe in Baltimore, 125-26; notices Poe’s “manuscript tales” in Saturday Visiter, 127; leaves Baltimore, 128; 166, 179; Poe’s review of The Confessions of Emilia Harrington, 191; Poe advises him to come to Richmond, 237; his “Ode” to Poe, 252-53; The Quacks of Helicon reviewed by Poe, 335, 337, and by John Tomlin, 364-65; 383; Wilmer writes Tomlin about Poe’s drinking, 412-13, 422-23; his Recantation, 424; Poe obtains Wilmer’s letter from Tomlin, 435-36, 453; 599

Wilmer, Margaret E.: xlix

Wilmington, Delaware: Poe’s lecture in, 442-43

Wilson, John (“Christopher North”): xlix, 356, 490, 569, 574-76

Winchester Republican (Virginia): 169, 174

Winchester Virginian: 217

Winfree, Miss Mary: 143

Winslow, Miss Harriet B.: 730

Wirt, William: xlix, xxxi, xxxix, 23, 64, 88, 92, 94, 558, 571

Wise, Henry A.: 649

Wise, John: 414

Wood, Catherine: 29

Wood, William Burke: 263, 316

Woods, John W.: xlix, 157-58

Wordsworth, William: 563-64

Worth, William Jenkins: xlix, 90

Wyatt, Thomas: xlix-l; engages Poe for The Conchologist’s First Book and A Synopsis of Natural History, 259; publication of these books, 260-61; Poe reviews Wyatt’s Synopsis, 264-65; correspondence between Poe and Wyatt, 322-23, 398-99, 401; Wyatt discusses Poe, 390; intervenes in his fight with T. D. English, 623; 630, 678, 688. See also The Conchologist’s First Book


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Yankee (Portland, Maine): xxxiv, 98-101

Yankee Doodle (New York): 682

Yarrington, James: 1, 43

Yarrington, Martha (Mrs. James Yarrington): xxv, 1, 174-75, 188, 207

Youth’s Cabinet (New York): 530


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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, with the label terminating with a colon. (There is no such distinction in the original printing.)


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