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Samuel Daly Langtree

(Born: ca. 1811 - Died: September 8, 1842)

Physician, editor and farmer. Born in Ireland, he emigrated to the United States in 1832 as a physician on an English ship. Along with his brother-in-law, John L. O'Sullivan, Langtree founded the United States Magazine and Democratic Review, but retired to life as a Virginia planter at the end of 1840. He died at Bacon's Castle, Surry County, VA of "bilious fever."

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

  • "Obituary," United States Magazine and Democratic Review, October 1842, 11:446 (a brief obituary)

  • 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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