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Mrs. Marie Louise Shew

(Born: December 21, 1821 - Died: September 3, 1877)

Poe's neighbor in Fordham, NY, and Virginia's nurse. She married Joel Shew, but divorced him and married Rolad Stebbins Houghton in 1850. Her daughter, Dora Houghton, assisted her increasingly disorganized mother in corresponding with John Henry Ingram in 1875.

Mrs. Marie Louise Shew


  • 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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