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Benjamin Blake Minor

(Born: October 21, 1818 - Died: August 1, 1805)

American lawyer, editor and educator. Born in Tappahannock, VA. His parents were Hubard Taylor Minor and Jane Blake. He married Virginia Maury Otey on May 26, 1842. He became editor of the Southern Literary Messenger in 1843, leaving that positon in 1847, having sold his interest to John R. Thompson. Prior to his acquisition of the Messenger, he practiced law in Petersburg, VA. He died in Richmond, VA.

Benjamin Blake Minor

  • E. A. Poe to B. B. Minor - February (?) 1845  (fragment) (Ostrom gives an entry in RCL, but does not quote the fragment.)

  • Bain, Robert, Joseph M. Flora and Louis D. Rubin, Jr., eds., "Benjamin Blake Minor," Southern Writers: A Biographical Dictionary, Louisiana State University, 1979, pp. 312-313.
  • 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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