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Miss Elizabeth Bogart

(Born: December 8, 1794 - Died: May 12, 1879)

American author and poet. She was born in New York City, but spent much of her early years in Southhampton, Long Island, NY. (It has been stated that her birth year wa 1806, but according to Hart, she moved to Hempstead, Long Island in 1813, when she was fifteen years of age. More reliable, perhaps, is the statement in her obituary that she was 84 years old at the time of her death.) Her father, Rev. David S. Bogart, was a graduate of what is now Columbia University, and a Presbyterian minister. He was largely responsible for her education. Although she never married, her father had left her financially comfortable, so that she did not need to worry about making a living. She contributed under the name "Estelle" to various periodicals, including the New-York Mirror. She published only one volume of poetry: Driftings from the Stream of Life: A Collection of Fugitive Poems (1866).

Criticism (Texts and Variant Texts)
  • Notice from "The Literati"

  • "Obituary," New York Times, May 13, 1879 (a very brief obituary)

  • Hart, John S., The Female Prose Writers of America, Philadelphia, 1864

  • Heartman, Charles F. and James R. Canny, A Bibliography of First Printings of the Writings of Edgar Allan Poe, Hattiesburg, MS: The Book Farm, 1943.
  • Mabbott, Thomas Ollive, ed., The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe (Vols 2-3 Tales and Sketches), Cambridge, Mass.: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1978. (Second printing 1979)
  • May, Caroline, American Female Poets, with Biographical and Critical Notices, Philadelphia: Lindsay & Blakiston, 1853, pp. 201-202 (a brief entry, reprinting her poem "He Came too Late")
  • Reece, James B., Poe and the New York Literati: A Study of the "Literati" Sketches and of Poe's Relations with the NewYork Writers, unpublished doctoral dissertation, Duke University, 1954.
  • Wilson, James Grant and John Fiske, eds., Appleton's Cyclopedia of American Biography, New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1889, 1:302 (a brief entry).

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