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Nathaniel Parker Willis

(Born: January 20, 1806 - Died: January 20, 1867)

Nathaniel Parker Willis was a popular journalist and author. He may generally be characterized as a friend of Poe.

Nathaniel Parker Willis

Criticism (Texts and Variant Texts)
  • Notice from "Autography"
    • "Willis" ("Autography" - part II) — August 1836 — Southern Literary Messenger
    • "N. P. Willis" ("A Chapter on Autography" - part I) — November 1841 — Graham's Magazine
  • Notice from "The Literati"
    • "N. P. Willis" ("The Literati of New York City" - No. I) — May 1846 — Godey's Lady's Book  (reprinted in the June 1846 issue)
    • "N. P. Willis" ("The Literati") — 1850 — WORKS

  • Forgery: E. A. Poe to N. P. Willis- December 7, 1849 (noted as a J. Cosey forgery by Charles Hamilton)
  • Forgery: E. A. Poe to N. P. Willis- August 7, 1849  (erroneously published as authentic in the new Southern Literary Messenger, August 1941)

  • Anonymous, "Our Contributors — No. XI: Nathaniel Parker Willis," Graham's Magazine, April 1844, 25:144-148.
  • Duyckinck, E. A. and G. L., "Nathaniel Parker Willis," Cyclopedia of American Literature, New York: Charles Scribner, 1856, 2:438-443
  • 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)

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