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Lambert A. Wilmer

(Born: ca. 1805 - Died: December 21, 1863)

American journalist and author. Wilmer owned a manuscript collection of Poe's poetry, presumably prepared about 1828 for Al Aaraaf, Tamerlane and Minor Poems (1829) and left to (or retrieved by) Wilmer after the book was published. In later years, Poe erroneously considered Wilmer to be a personal enemy, following an expression by Wilmer to a mutal friend that he was concerned about Poe's drinking. Even after Poe's death, Wilmer wrote several brief but friendly defences of Poe.

Lambert A. Wilmer

Criticism (Texts and Variant Texts)
  • Notice from "Autography"
    • "L. A. Wilmer" ("A Chapter on Autography" - part II) — December 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.

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