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William Dinneford

(Born: about 1806 - Died: December 8, 1852)

American theatre owner. Born in London.

Married Hannah Hatfield in New York City on September 10, 1838. In 1845, he opened a restaurant in New York City called "The Byron" (at 157 Broadway)

He died in Panama.

T. Allston Brown gives the name as W. E. Dinneford.


  • 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)
  • Morais, Henry Samuel, The Jews of Philadelphia: Their History from the Earliest Settlements to the Present Time, Philadelphia: The Levytype Company, 1894, pp. 373-374.
  • Thomas, Dwight and David K. Jackson, The Poe Log: A Documentary Life of Edgar Allan Poe 1809-1849, Boston: G. K. Hall & Sons, 1987.

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