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Dr. Ezra Holden

(Born: August 3, 1803 - Died: March 26, 1846)

American journalist and editor. He was born in Otisfield, ME (near Portland), to Peter Holden and Hannah Watts Brintnal. He died on March 26, 1846 according to chancer document, Holden vs M'Makin, 1847. See Philadelphia Saturday Courier, March 28, 1846, p. 2., cols. 2-3. He died in Washington, PA, and is buried in Laurel Hill, Philadelphia, PA. He was married on June 1, 1830, in Portland, ME, to Almria Webster Lincoln. (See Holden Genealogy, Ancestry and Descendants of Richard, Justinian and Randall Holden Vol. 1, by Eben Putnam, Boston, 1923, although it gives his death date as March 20, 1846, which appears to be incorrect.)

Criticism (Texts and Variant Texts)
  • Notice from "Autography"
    • "E. Holden" ("A Chapter on Autography" - part II) — December 1841 — Graham's Magazine


  • 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.

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