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Robert Carter

(Born: February 5, 1819 - Died: February 15, 1879)

American journalist, editor, author and minor poet. Along with James Russell Lowell, Carter co-edited the short-lived magazine the Pioneer.  He was a member of the antislavery Free Soil party. For a time, he was the Washington correspondent for the New York Tribune. He married Anna Gray, and later Susan Nichols.

A Summer Cruise on the Coast of New England, Boston: Crosby and Nichols, 1864 (also New York:  Oliver S. Felt).

Robert Carter


  • 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)
  • Thomas, Dwight and David K. Jackson, The Poe Log: A Documentary Life of Edgar Allan Poe 1809-1849, Boston: G. K. Hall & Sons, 1987.
  • Warner, Charles Dudley, ed., "Biographical Dictionary of Authors," Library of the World's Best Literature, New York: The International Society, 1896, 42:96 (a brief entry)

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