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Mrs. Elizabeth Oakes Smith

(Born: August 12, 1806 - Died: November 15, 1893)

American author and poet. Elizabeth Oakes Prince was born in North Yarmouth, ME. Her parents were Sophia Blanchard and David Prince. She married Seba Smith in 1823. She had five sons, of whom one died in infancy.

Mrs. Elizabeth Oakes Smith

Criticism (Texts and Variant Texts
  • Review of The Poetical Writings

  • Duyckinck, E. A. and G. L., "Seba Smith -- Elizabeth Oakes Smith," Cyclopedia of American Literature, New York: Charles Scribner, 1856, 2:561-562
  • 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)
  • Shortreed, Vivan H., "Elizabeth Oakes Prince Smith," American Women Writers: A Critical Reference Guide from Colonial Times to the Present, ed. Lina Mainiero, New York: Frederick Ungar Publishing, 1970, 4:312-111
  • 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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