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Mrs. Annie Locke Richmond

(Born: April 12, 1820 - Died: February 9, 1898)

Her real name was Nancy Locke Heywood. On May 26, 1840, she married Charles Bradford Richmond (November 25, 1816 - August 25, 1873), a wealthy paper manufacturer. She formally adopted the use of "Annie" sometime after her husband's death (see Miller, Building Poe Biography, p. 250).

She and Poe met around July of 1848 in Lowell, Massacheusetts, where Poe was lecturing on "The Poets and Poetry of America."

Mrs. Annie L. Richmond


  • 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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