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Mrs. Jane Ermina Locke

(Born: April 25, 1805 - Died: March 8, 1859)

Minor American author and poet. Jane Ermina Startweather was born in Worthington, MA, as the last of ten children.  Her parents were Deborah Brown and Charles Startweather. Her father was a deacon. She married John Goodwin Locke in 1829, and moved to New York City. She had seven children, three of whom died in infancy and only one lived to adulthood.

Mrs. Jane Erminia Locke

  • J. E. Locke to E. A. Poe - before May 19, 1848 (A few sentences are quoted in Poe to Locke, May 19, 1848)
  • J. E. Locke to E. A. Poe - August 1848  (Ostrom's check list gives this item twice, once as RCL#719a and again as RCL762, with a note "same as 719a" and dated as "n. d. [1848(?)].")

  • 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)
  • Ryan, Rosalie Tutela, "Jane Ermina Startweather Locke," American Women Writers: A Critical Reference Guide from Colonial Times to the Present, ed. Lina Mainiero, New York: Frederick Ungar Publishing, 1970, 3:24-26
  • 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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