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Miss Catherine H. Waterman

(Born: April 12, 1812 - Died: 1897)

American poet. Catherine Harbeson Waterman was born in Philadelphia, PA. She married George Jojan Esling, a mercantile marine captain, in 1840. After her marriage, she continued to contribute to periodicals under her maiden name. Captain Esling died in Rio de Janeiro in 1844, after which she moved back to Philadelphia, where she remained for the rest of her life.

Criticism (Texts and Variant Texts)
  • Notice from "Autography"
    • "C. H. Waterman" ("A Chapter on Autography" - part I) — November 1841 — Graham's Magazine

  • 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.
  • Wilson, James Grant and John Fiske, eds., Appleton's Cyclopedia of American Biography, New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1889, 2:371

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