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Mrs. Amelia Bell Welby

(Born: February 3, 1819 - Died: May 3, 1852)

American poet. Amelia Bell Coppuck was born in St. Michael's, MD, but the family soon moved to Baltimore. Her parents were Mary Shield and William Coppuck. In 1838, she married George H. Welby, a businessman in Louisville, KY.

Amelia B. Welby

Criticism (Texts and Variant Texts)

  • Duyckinck, E. A. and G. L., "Amelia B. Welby," Cyclopedia of American Literature, New York: Charles Scribner, 1856, 2:677-678 (a brief entry, quoting her poem "The Old Maid.")
  • 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.
  • Zilboorg, Caroline, "Amelia Bell Coppuck Welby," American Women Writers: A Critical Reference Guide from Colonial Times to the Present, ed. Lina Mainiero, New York: Frederick Ungar Publishing, 1970, 4:346-347

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