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Edgar Allan Poe's Writings in the Broadway Journal







The Broadway Journal was printed every Saturday. The volumes of the Broadway Journal followed the usual approach of two volumes each year, with periods running from January-June and July-December, although the final issue of January 3, 1846 bears the imprint of volume II, no. 26. A large number of unsigned items may be attributed to Poe based on his own markings in the copy of the two volumes of the Broadway Journal that he gave to Mrs. Sarah Helen Whitman in 1848. These markings are noted for the appropriate items. A number of rejected items have also been noted.










Vol. I (January 4, 1845 - June 28, 1845)




1845 - January 4 (vol. I, no. 1)

  • Criticism - Review of Elizabeth B. Barrett - The Drama of Exile and Other Poems  (first printing)  (text ?)  (pp. 4-8)  (This is part one of a two-part review.)  (This article is signed "P" in pencil in the copy of the BJ that Poe gave to S. H. Whitman.)





1845 - January 11 (vol. I, no. 2)

  • Criticism - Review of Elizabeth B. Barrett - The Drama of Exile and Other Poems  (first printing)  (text ?)  (pp. 17-20)  (This is part two of a two-part review. This installment begins on the front page of this issue.)  (This article is signed "P" in pencil in the copy of the BJ that Poe gave to S. H. Whitman.)





1845 - January 18 (vol. I, no. 3)

  • Criticism - Review of James Russell Lowell - Conversations on Some of the Old Poets  (rejected)  (text ?)  (pp. 33-34)  (This review is attributed to Poe by H&C as "reprint." W. D. Hull attributes this and two other reviews of the book (January 11 and 25) to C. F. Briggs, based primarily on Brigg's January 22, 1845 letter to Lowell in which he admitted "I shall think better of you myself for knowing that you can feel so strongly and write so harshly, it justifies the opinion that I expressed of you in my notice of your 'Conversations' . . ."  As further evidence, it was not marked by Poe in the copy of the BJ that he gave to S. H. Whitman. It is omitted by Pollin.)
  • Misc. - "American Prose Writers, No. 2 - N. P. Willis" (first printing)  (text ?) (pp. 37-38)  (The subtitle of this article is "New Views — Imagination — Fancy — Fantasy — Humor — Wit — Sarcasm — The Prose Style of Mr. Willis.")  (This article is signed "P" in pencil in the copy of the BJ that Poe gave to S. H. Whitman.)





1845 - February 8 (vol. I, no. 6)

  • Criticism - Reviews  (pp. 81-83)
    • Review - E. L. Bulwer - Poems  (first printing)  (text ?)  (This article is signed "P" in pencil in the copy of the BJ that Poe gave to S. H. Whitman.)
    • Review of Joseph Rocchietti - Why a National Literature Cannot Flourish in the United States of North America (first printing)  (text ?)   (This article is not signed "P" in pencil in the copy of the BJ that Poe gave to S. H. Whitman, but was attributed to Poe by W. D. Hull, who felt that there were parallels to Poe's article "Does the Drama of the Day Deserve Support" (EM, January 9, 1845). It is included by Pollin.)
  • Poem - "The Raven" (reprint) (Text ?) (p. 90)   (Copied, as noted in the introduction, from The American Review.)





1845 - February 15 (vol. I, no. 7)

  • Criticism - Reviews (pp. 97-101)
    • Review of Margaret Fuller - Woman in the Nineteenth Century  (rejected) (This review is specifically dismissed by Poe, and assigned to C. F. Briggs, in his "Literati" article from Godey's Lady's Book, August 1846.)
  • Misc - "Some Secrets of the Magazine Prison House"  (first printing) (pp. 103-104)  (Unsigned) (This article is signed "P" in pencil in the copy of the BJ that Poe gave to S. H. Whitman.)





1845 - March 1 (vol. I, no. 9) (A notice in the February 22, 1845 issue announced the addition of Poe and Watson to "the Editorial department of our Journal.") 

  • Criticism - Reviews  (pp. 129-131)
    • Review of Prescott - Ferdinand and Isabella  (first printing)  (text ?)  (Attributed to Poe by Hull, but omitted by Pollin.)
    • Review of Margaret Fuller - Woman in the Nineteenth Century  (rejected)  (As for the February 15, 1845 review, this item is specifically dismissed by Poe, and assigned to Charles Briggs, in his "Literati" article from Godey's Lady's Book, August 1846.)
  • Misc. - "Graham's Magazine"  (first printing)  (text ?)  (pp. 139-140)  (Attributed to Poe by W. D. Hull.)
  • Literary Notices  (p. 142)
    • Review of W. C. Taylor - A Manual of Ancient and Modern History  (first printing)  (text ?)  (Attributed to Poe by W. D. Hull.)
    • Annoucement of The Nun, or Life in a Convent  (first printing)  (text ?)  (This announcement is nothing more than a listing of the title and basic publication information.)
  • Misc. - "Notices to Correspondents"  (first printing)  (text ?)





1845 - March 8 (vol. I, no. 10)  (Poe is listed in the masthead as one of the three editors.) 

  • Criticism - Reviews  (pp. 145-150)
    • Review of Margaret Fuller - Woman in the Nineteenth Century  (rejected)  (Although noted as "Second Notice," this is the third of the series specifically dismissed by Poe, and assigned to C. F. Briggs, in his "Literati" article from Godey's Lady's Book, August 1846.) 
    • Review - "Imitation — Plagiarism — Mr. Poe's Reply to the Letter of Outis — A Large Account of a Small Matter — A Voluminious History of the Little Longfellow War" (first printing)  (text ?)  (This article is signed "E. A. P." It is a continuation of the series started in the Evening Mirror (New York).)
  • Misc - "[Portrait of a Distinguished Authoress]"  (first prnting)  (text ?)  (p. 153)  (The "distinguished authoress" is Margaret Fuller (1810-1850). The two paragraphs accompany a large woodcut engraving of Miss Fuller reading. This article is signed "P" in pencil in the copy of the BJ that Poe gave to S. H. Whitman.)
  • Criticism - Literary Notices  (pp. 155-156)
    • Review of W. A. Seeley - A Lecture on the Philosophy of Vegetation  (Attributed to Poe by Hull, but omitted by Pollin.) Review - Mother's Lessons for little Girls and Boys  (Attributed to Poe by Hull, but omitted by Pollin.)
    • Review - The Saturday Emporium  (first printing)  (text ?)  (Attributed to Poe by Hull and Pollin.)
    • Notice - The Foreign Quarterly Review  (Attributed, with a question mark, to Poe by Hull, but omitted by Pollin.) Notice - Blackwood's Magazine  (Attributed, with a question mark, to Poe by Hull, but omitted by Pollin.)
  • Misc. - "[In a late lecture on the 'Poets and Poetry of America,' delivered . . . "]  (First printing)  (text ?)  (p. 159.) (This item is signed "E. A. P.")





1845 - March 15 (vol. I, no. 11)

  • Criticism - Reviews  (pp. 161-163)
    • Review of Park Benjamin - Infatuation  (The title of this item is "Satirical Poems.")  (This article is signed "P" in pencil in the copy of the BJ that Poe gave to S. H. Whitman.) 
    • Review - "A Continuation of the Voluminious History of the Little Longfellow War — Mr. Poe's farther Reply to the Letter of Outis" (first printing)  (text ?)  (This article is a continuation of the series started in the Evening Mirror (New York) and the BJ article of March 8, 1845.) (This article is signed "P" in pencil in the copy of the BJ that Poe gave to S. H. Whitman.)
  • Tale - "Some Passages in the Life of a Lion [Lion-izing]" (reprint)  (text ?)  (pp. 164-166)  (Signed "EDGAR A. POE.")
  • Misc. - "[Introductory note to P. P. Cooke's poem 'Florence Vane.']" (p. 169, col. 1): "We have had frequent requests within the last ten days, for a copy of 'Florence Vane' — a little poem recited by Mr. Poe in his late Lecture on the Poetry of America. To oblige our friends, therefore, (and ourselves,) we publish the lines, from memory, as accurately as we can."
  • Criticism - Literary Notices  (pp. 173-174)
    • Review of James J. Mapes - Inaugural Address  (Attributed to Poe by Hull and Pollin.)
    • Review - Cruikshank's Omnibus  (Attributed to Poe by Hull and Pollin.)
    • Review - The Democratic Review for March  (Attributed to Poe by Hull and Pollin.)
    • Review - Martin's Illustrated Family Bible  (Attributed to Poe by Pollin, but disputed by Hull, who thinks it is by Briggs.)
    • Notice - The New World  (Attributed to Poe by Hull and Pollin.)
    • Annoucement of George Bush - Anastasis  (Attributed to Poe by Pollin. Not mentioned by Hull, probably because it is too short to qualify as a review.)
  • Misc. - "Literary Intelligence"  (first printing)  (text ?) (pp. 174-175)  (Attributed to Poe by Hull. Omitted by Pollin.)
  • Misc. - "To Readers and Correspondents"  (first printing)  (text ?)  (p. 175, bottom of col. 1)  (Attributed to Poe by Pollin.)





1845 - March 22 (vol. I, no. 12)

  • Criticism - Reviews  (pp. 177-184) 
    • Review - "More of theVoluminious History of the Little Longfellow War — Mr. Poe's Third Chapter of Reply to the Letter of Outis" (first printing)  (text ?)  (This article is a continuation of the series started in the Evening Mirror (New York) and the BJ articles of March 8 and 15, 1845.) (This article is signed "E. A. P.")
    • Notice of The Southern Literary Messenger  (first printing) (text ?) (This item is attributed to Poe by Killis Campbell, 1909, p. 624, as "likely." Attributed to Poe also by Pollin, but disputed by Hull, who attributes it to C. F. Briggs. Poe was in contact with B. B. Minor about this time and it would certainly be typical of Poe to grant an extended puff for the SLM and for Minor (by name) in the midst of a relationship Poe hoped would prove personally beneficial.)
    • Notice of The Columbian Magazine for April  (Attributed to Poe by Pollin, but disputed by Hull, who attributes it to C. F. Briggs.)
  • Misc. - "National Nomenclature"  (first printing)  (text ?)  (pp. 186-187)  (Attributed to Poe by Pollin) Miscellany  (pp. 190-191)
    • Misc. - "Mrs. R. S. Nichols . . ." (first printing)  (text ?)  (This article is signed "P" in pencil in the copy of the BJ that Poe gave to S. H. Whitman.)
    • Notice - The Saturday Emporium  (first printing)  (text ?)  (Attributed to Poe by Hull and Pollin.)





1845 - March 29 (vol. I, no. 13)

  • Criticism - Reviews  (pp. 193-198) 
    • Review - "Imitation — Plagiarism — The Conclusion of Mr. Poe's Reply to the Letter of Outis" (first printing)  (text ?)  (This article is a continuation of the series started in the Evening Mirror (New York) and the BJ articles of March 8, 15 and 22, 1845.) (This article is signed "E. A. P.")
  • The Theatre  (pp. 203-205.)
    • Review of Mrs. Mowatt - "Fashion" (This item carries the title "The New Comedy by Mrs. Mowatt.")  (This article is signed "P.")
  • Misc - "[Editorial corrections and notes]" (p. 207, botttom of col. 1)  (Attributed to Poe by Pollin.)





1845 - April 5 (vol. I, no. 14)

  • Criticism - Reviews  (pp. 209-211)
    • Review of W. Newman - Human Magnetism (first printing)  (text ?)  (This article is signed "P" in pencil in the copy of the BJ that Poe gave to S. H. Whitman.)
    • Review of William R. Wagstaff - A History of the Society of Friends  (Attributed to Poe by Hull and Pollin.) Review - Blackwood's Magazine  (Attributed to Poe by Hull and Pollin.)
    • Review of Thomas Wakely, editor - Republication of the London Lancet  (Attributed to Poe by Hull and Pollin.)
    • Notice of John H. Mancur - The Palais Royal  (Attributed to Poe by Hull and Pollin.)
    • Announcement of Thomas L. Nichols - Lecture on Immigration and the Right of Naturalization   (Attributed to Poe by Hull and Pollin.)
    • Announcement of David Lee Child - The Taking of Naboth's Vineyard  (Attributed to Poe by Hull and Pollin.)
    • Notice of H. Didimus - New Orleans as I found it  (Attributed to Poe by W. D. Hull.)
    • Notice of Mrs. Ellet - Look to the End   (Attributed to Poe by Hull, but omitted by Pollin.)
    • Notice - Le Livre des Petits Enfants (Attributed to Poe by Hull, but omitted by Pollin.)
    • Notice of John Frost - The Book of the Army  (Attributed to Poe by Hull and Pollin.)
    • Notice of W. S. W. Ruschenberger - Elements of Entomolgy  (Attributed to Poe by Hull and Pollin.)
    • Notice of Mrs. S. J. Hale, editor - Keeping House and House-Keeping  (Attributed to Poe by Hull and Pollin.)
    • Announcement of The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments  (Attributed to Poe by Hull and Pollin.)
    • Notice of M. Michelet (translated by G. H. Smith) - History of France  (Attributed to Poe by Hull, but omitted by Pollin.)
  • Review - "Plagiarism — Imitation — Postscript to Mr. Poe's Reply to the Letter of Outis" (first printing)  (text ?) (pp. 211-212) (This article is the continuation of the series started in the Evening Mirror (New York) and the BJ articles of March 8, 15, 22 and 29, 1845.) (This article is signed "E. A. P.")
  • Misc. - "[Introduction to 'The Rivulet's Dream']"  (first printing)  (text ?)  (p. 215)
  • Tale - "Berenice" (reprint)   (text ?)  (pp. 217-219)  (Signed as "EDGAR A. POE.")
  • Review of Anna C. Mowatt - "Fashion"  (this item is actually titled: "Prospects of the Drama. — Mrs. Mowatt's  Comedy")  (first printing)  (text ?) (pp. 219-220)  (This item is signed "P" in pencil in the copy of the BJ that Poe gave to S. H. Whitman.)
  • Criticism - The Magazines  (pp. 220-221)  (All of the items in this section are attributed to Poe by Killis Campbell, 1909, p. 624, as "likely.")
    • Notice of Graham's Magazine  (Attributed to Poe by Hull and Pollin.)
    • Notice of The Lady's Book  (Attributed to Poe by Hull and Pollin.)
    • Notice of The Monthly Rose  (Attributed to Poe by Hull and Pollin.)
    • Notice of The Ladies Garland and Cabinet of the Daughters of Temperance  (Attributed to Poe by Hull and Pollin.)
    • Notice of The Knickerbocker  (This one item is attributed by Hull to Briggs. Apparently following Hull, Pollin omits the item.)
  • Miscellany (p. 223)  (Attributed to Poe by Pollin, not mentioned by W. D. Hull.)
    • Misc. - "A New Name for the Nation"
    • Misc. - "[The London papers are paying compliments . . .]"
    • Misc. - "[Mr. I. T. Hart . . .]"





1845 - April 12 (vol. I, no. 15)

  • Criticism - Reviews  (pp. 225-227)  (All of the "brief reviews" in this section are attributed to Poe by Killis Campbell, 1909, p. 624, as "likely.")
    • Review of Charles Anthon (edited by William Smith) - A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities  (This article is signed "P" in pencil in the copy of the BJ that Poe gave to S. H. Whitman.)  (As noted by Killis Campbell, 1911, p. 362, this item is paraphrased in the Southern Literary Messenger for May 1845, presumably by Poe.)
    • Review of G. Vandenhoff - A Plain System of Elocution  (Attributed to Poe by Hull and Pollin.)
    • Review of John Tomlin - Shelley's Grave and other Poems  (Attributed to Poe by Hull and Pollin.)
    • Review of G. T. Mulder - The Chemistry of Animal and Vegetable Physiology  (Attributed to Poe by Hull and Pollin.)
    • Review of Charles Anthon - A Grammar of the Greek Language  (Attributed to Poe by Hull and Pollin.)
    • Review of Francis Fauvel-Gouraud - Phreno-Mnemotechny; of the Art of Memory  (Attributed to Poe by Hull and Pollin.)
    • Notice of Voyages Round the World  (Attributed to Poe by Hull, but omitted by Pollin.)
    • Notice of Hans Christian Andersen (translated by Mary Howitt) - Life in Italy  (Attributed to Poe by Hull, but omitted by Pollin.)
  • Essay - "Anastatic Printing"  (pp. 229-231)   (This item is signed "P" in pencil in the copy of the BJ that Poe gave to S. H. Whitman.)
  • Criticism - The Magazines  (pp. 235-236) (All of the items in this section are attributed to Poe by Killis Campbell, 1909, p. 624, as "likely." They are also attributed to Poe by Hull and Pollin.)
    • Notice of The American Review (for April) Notice of The Southern Literary Messenger  (for April) Notice of The Democratic Review (for April)
    • Notice of Hunt's Merchant's Magazine
  • Criticism - Review of "The Antigone at Palmo's"  (pp. 236-237)  (This item is signed "P" in pencil in the copy of the BJ that Poe gave to S. H. Whitman.)
  • Misc - "Literary Intelligence"  (pp. 238-239)  (Attributed to Poe by Hull and Pollin.)
  • Misc. - "Notices to Correspondents"  (p. 239)





1845 - April 19 (vol. I, no. 16)

  • Misc - "Street-Paving"  (pp. 241-242)   (This item is signed "P" in pencil in the copy of the BJ that Poe gave to S. H. Whitman.)
  • Misc. - "Achilles' Wrath"  (pp. 251-252)  (This item is a defense of the review "The Antigone at Palmo's" from the BJ for April 12, 1845.)    (This item is signed "P" in pencil in the copy of the BJ that Poe gave to S. H. Whitman.)
  • Criticism - Reviews  (pp. 225-227) (All attributed to Poe by Hull and Pollin.)
    • Review of Night; a Poem Review of Leigh Hunt - Imagination and Fancy  (This item is attributed to Poe by Killis Campbell, 1909, p. 624, as "likely.")
    • Review of Francis Fauvel-Gouraud - Phreno-Mnemotechny; of the Art of Memory Notice of The Farmer's and Emigrant's Guide Book
    • Announcement of Longfellow - Voices of the Night
    • Announcement of John W. B. Lever - A Practical Treatise on the Organic Diseases of the Uterus Announcement of Mysteries of London
    • Announcement of Frank Forester - The Warwick Woods
    • Announcement of The Westminster Review (for March)  (This one item is not mentioned by Hull, perhaps because of its brevity.)
  • Tale - "Bon-Bon"  (reprint)  (pp. 243-247) (Unsigned)





1845 - April 26 (vol. I, no. 17)

  • Poem - "To F——"  ("Beloved! amid the earnest woes. . .")  (reprint) (text ?)  (p. 260, col. 2)  (Signed "E.") (This poem was originally published as "To Mary" in the Southern Literary Messenger for July 1835, and was late reprinted as "To One Departed." This reprint in the BJ rededicates the Poe to Frances S. Osgood.)
  • Tale - "The Oval Portrait"  (pp. 264-265)  (Signed as by "EDGAR A. POE.")
  • Misc. - "A Gentle Puff"  (p. 266)
  • Criticism - Reviews (pp. 266-268)  (Other than those listed below, Hull attributes the reviews in this section to Briggs.)
    • Review of William A. Guy - Principles of Forensic Medicine (Attributed to Poe by Hull, but omitted by Pollin.)
    • Review of Sir Walter Scott - The Waverley Novels  (Attributed to Poe by Hull, but omitted by Pollin.)
    • Notice of A Phrase Book in English and German (Attributed to Poe by Hull, but omitted by Pollin.)
    • Notice of The Chronicles of Pineville (Attributed to Poe by Hull, but omitted by Pollin.)
  • Criticism - "The Magazines"  (pp. 268-269) (All attributed to Poe by Hull and Pollin.) Notice of The Lady's Book (for May)
    • Notice of Graham's Magazine (for May)
    • Notice of The Columbian
    • Notice of The Southern Quarterly Review
  • Misc. - "Miscellany" (p. 271)  (All attributed to Poe by Hull and Pollin.)
    • "Puns from the Boston Post"
    • Poem - "Impromptu to Kate Carol" (Attributed to Poe by J. H. Whitty (Poems, 1911, p. 287), Killis Campbell (The Mind of Poe, 1933, p. 208) and T. O. Mabbott.)
    • "Mr. Murdoch's Lectures"





1845 - May 3 (vol. I, no. 18)

  • Essay - "House Furniture"  (reprint of "The Philosophy of Furniture")  (text ?)  (pp. 273-275) (Unsigned)
  • Poem - "The Sleeper"  (reprint)  (p. 278, col. 2)  (Signed as by "EDGAR A. POE.")
  • Reviews  (pp. 281-283)
    • Review of Fitz-Greene Halleck - "Alnwick Castle"  (rejected) (Attributed to "J. R. Lowell" by Poe in pencil in the copy of the BJ that Poe gave to S. H. Whitman.)  (This item is attributed to Poe by Killis Campbell, 1909, p. 624, as "likely." Campbell probably had not personally examined the Whitman copy of the BJ and was, therefore, unaware of Poe's attribution to Lowell.)
  • Criticism - Critical Notices (pp. 284-285)
    • Notice of William Preston Snapp [[Stapp]] - The Prisoners of Perote (Attributed to Poe by W. D. Hull and Pollin.)
    • Notice of George P. Marsh - Remarks on an Address delivered before the New England Society of the City of New York (Attributed to Poe by W. D. Hull and Pollin.)
    • Review of William Hazlitt - Table-Talk (Attributed to Poe by W. D. Hull and Pollin.) Review of George Palmer Putnam - American Facts (Attributed to Poe by W. D. Hull and Pollin.)
    • Announcement of Charles Dickens - Count Ludwig, and other romances  (Attributed to Poe by W. D. Hull, but not mentioned by Pollin.)
    • Announcement of The Apochryphal New Testament  (Attributed to Poe by W. D. Hull, but not mentioned by Pollin.)
    • Announcement of Frederick Kohirausch (translated by James D. Haas) - History of the Germans (Attributed to Poe by W. D. Hull, but not mentioned by Pollin. Pollin does credit Poe with two other announcements of this work: April 12 and June 7, 1845. Pollin mentions the same two items, and says nothing at all about the May 3, 1845 item, in Hansen and Pollin, The German Face of Edgar Allan Poe, 1995, p. 72.)
    • Announcement of Thomas Ewbank - Specimens of Ancient Oracular and Fighting Eolipiles  (Attributed to Poe by W. D. Hull, but not mentioned by Pollin.)
  • The Magazines  (p. 285, col. 1)
    • Review of The Aristidean for April
  • [Miscellanies]  (p. 286, col. 2)
    • Misc. - "National Nomenclature"  (Attributed to Poe by Pollin.)
    • Misc. - "Popular Lecures"  (Hull says that this item may by Poe, but does not mention the others in this section.)
    • Misc. - "The Way they do things in England" (Attributed to Poe by Pollin.)
    • Misc. - We learn that Mr. Howitt is engaged on a work . . ." (Attributed to Poe by Pollin.)





1845 - May 10 (vol. I, no. 19)

  • Tale - "Three Sundays in a Week"   (reprint)  (pp. 293-295)  (Signed as by "EDGAR A. POE")
  • Poem - "To One in Paradise"  (reprint)  (p. 295, col. 1)  (Signed as by "EDGAR A. POE.")
  • Reviews  (pp. 295-297)  (All of the items in this section are attributed to Poe by Killis Campbell, 1909, p. 624, as "likely.")
    • Review of Homer (with notes by Charles Anthon) - The First Three Books The Iliad (Attributed to Poe by Hull and Pollin.)
  • The Magazines  (pp. 297-298) Review of Blackwood for April  (Attributed to Poe by Hull and Pollin.)
  • Notice of Professor Gouraud's Lecture  (pp. 299-300)  (Attributed to Poe by Hull and Pollin.) (This item is mostly a lengthy quotation from the lecture.)
  • Misc. "The Broadway Theatre"  (p. 301)  (Attributed to Poe by Killis Campbell, 1909, p. 624, as "likely." It is not mentioned by Hull or Pollin.)
  • Miscellany  (p. 302)  (Attributed to Poe by Pollin, not mentioned by Hull.)





1845 - May 17 (vol. I, no. 20)  (This issue is misdated in the masthead as May 10, 1845) 

  • Tale - "The Pit and the Pendulum"  (reprint)  (pp. 307-311)  (Signed as by "EDGAR A. POE.")
  • Reviews  (pp. 311-316)
    • Review of Samuel C. Hall - The Book of Gems ("Old English Poetry")  (This review is essentially a revised reprint of Poe's review of Hall's Book of Gems from the SLM of Augsut 1836.)  (This article is signed "P" in pencil in the copy of the BJ that Poe gave to S. H. Whitman.)
    • Notice of Jonathan Dymond - Essays on the Principles of Morality  (Attributed to Poe by Hull and Pollin.)
    • Notice of William Tuner (expanded by Samuel Dickson) - The Principles of the Chronothermal System of Medicine  (Attributed to Poe by Hull and Pollin.)
  • Review of Titian's Venus  (p. 316, col. 1)  (This item is signed "P" in pencil in the copy of the BJ that Poe gave to S. H. Whitman.)
  • The Magazines  (pp. 316-317)
    • Review of The Southern Literary Messenger for May   (This article is signed "P" in pencil in the copy of the BJ that Poe gave to S. H. Whitman.)
    •  Notice of Godey's Lady's Book for June (Attributed to Poe by Hull and Pollin.)
    • Notice of Graham's Magazine for June (Attributed to Poe by Hull and Pollin.)
  • Misc. - "Literary Intelligence"  (p. 318, col. 2) (Pollin attributes only the item on Henry B. Hirst.)





1845 - May 24 (vol. I, no. 21)

  • Tale - "Eleonora"  (reprint)  (pp. 322-324)  (Signed as by "EDGAR A. POE.")
  • Misc. - "The Duke of Wellington's Despatches"  (pp. 325-326)
  • Criticism - Reviews  (pp. 326-331)
    • Review of William Lord - Poems (This review incorporates excerpts, mostly rather brief, from several of Poe's poems, including "Lenore," "Al Aaraaf," "The Haunted Palace" and "The Raven.") (This article is signed "P" in pencil in the copy of the BJ that Poe gave to S. H. Whitman.)
    • Review of W. T. Porter - The Big Bear of Arkansas and Other Tales  (includes a comment about F. O. C. Darley)  (Attributed to Poe by Hull and Pollin.)
    • Notice of William Oland Bourne - The Sale of a Distillery: A Pencilling of the Present Age  (Attributed to Poe by Hull and Pollin.)
    • Notice of The Dossay Portraits (from "Punch)  (Attributed to Poe by Hull and Pollin.)
    • Notice of Heinrich Zshoklte - The Prime Minister; or the Singular Fortunes of a Peasant and a Peer (Attributed to Poe by Hull and Pollin.)
  • Poem - "The Conqueror Worm"  (reprint)  (p. 331, col. 2)  (Signed as by "EDGAR A. POE.")





1845 - May 31 (vol. I, no. 22)

  • Tale - "Shadow — A Parable"  (reprint)  (pp. 341-342)  (Signed as by "EDGAR A. POE.")
  • Reviews  (pp. 342-346)
    • Review of Mrs. Child - Philothea   (essentially a revised reprint of review from SLM of September 1836) (This article is signed "P" in pencil in the copy of the BJ that Poe gave to S. H. Whitman.)
  • The Magazines  (rejected)  (p. 346) (Pollin reprints this, but with a note "Not by Poe")
  • Literary Gossip  (pp. 347-348) Misc. - "An American gentleman who has lately returned . . . "
  • Miscellanea  (pp. 348-350)  (This whole section is attributed to Poe by Killis Campbell, 1909, p. 624, item 16, with the note, "extremely flimsy, but obviously Poe's.)
    • Misc - "Anastatic Printing"  (Only the introduction is attributed to Poe, a followup of his full essay on the topic in the April 12, 1845 issue. Most of this item is an extract from Appleton's Literary Bulletin.) (Attributed to Poe by Hull and Pollin.)
    • Misc. - Transactions of the American Ethnological Society (???) (Not specifically mentinoned by Hull or Pollin.)
    • Misc. - "Piano Fortes"  (Attributed by Hull to Watson.)
    • Misc. - "The Last Piece, or the Le Morceau Honteux"  (???)  (Not specifically mentinoned by Hull or Pollin.)
    • Misc. - "The editor of the Knickerbocker . . ."  (Attributed by Hull to Briggs)
    • Misc. - Douglas Gerold's Idea of Conservatives  (???) (Not specifically mentinoned by Hull or Pollin.)
    • Misc. - "Births, Deaths, and Marriages"  (???) (Not specifically mentinoned by Hull or Pollin.)
    • Misc. - "The Consequences of Curtailment"  (???) (Not specifically mentinoned by Hull or Pollin.)
    • Misc. - Announcement of N. P. Willis - Dashes at Life (Attributed to Poe by Hull and Pollin.)
    • Misc. - Introduction for Henry B. Hirst - "Unseen River" (Attributed to Poe by Hull and Pollin.)
    • Misc. - "The Largest Letter in the World   (???) (Not specifically mentinoned by Hull or Pollin.)
    • Misc. - "Pippin"  (Attributed to Poe by Hull, but not mentioned by Pollin.)





1845 - June 7 (vol. I, no. 23)

  • Criticism - "Magazine Writing —  Peter Snook"  (reprint)  (pp. 354-357)  (review of Dalton's book) (This article is signed "P" in pencil in the copy of the BJ that Poe gave to S. H. Whitman.)
  • Tale - "The Assignation"  (reprint)  (pp. 357-360)  (Signed as by "EDGAR A. POE.")
  • Criticism - New Works Lately Received (pp. 362-363)
    • Announcement of William Bolles - An Explanatory and Phonographic Pronouncing Dictionary of the English Language  (Attributed to Poe by Hull and Pollin.)
    • Announcement of Smith's Weekly Volume (No. 1 to 23, vol. I) (Attributed to Poe by Hull and Pollin.)
    • Announcement of Henry Jacob Bigelow - Manual of Orthopedic Surgery (Attributed to Poe by Hull and Pollin.)
    • Announcement of Richardsiana; or, Hits at the Style of Popular American Authors (Attributed to Poe by Hull and Pollin.)
    • Announcement of George P. Marsh - The Bustle: a Philosophical and Moral Poem (Attributed to Poe by Hull and Pollin.)
    • Announcement of William Bolles - The Complete Evangelist (Attributed to Poe by Hull and Pollin.) Announcement of George Lippard - The Quaker City (Attributed to Poe by Hull and Pollin.)
    • Announcement of The Mysteries of Berlin  (Not mentioned by Hull. Attributed to Poe by Pollin.)
    • Announcement of Eveline Neville; or, A Spirit, yet a Woman Too (Attributed to Poe by Hull and Pollin.)
    • Announcement of Rev. Henry W. Sweetser - The Progress of Passion (Attributed to Poe by Hull and Pollin.)
    • Announcement of Eliot Warburthon - The Cresent and the Cross (Attributed to Poe by Hull and Pollin.)
    • Announcement of Henry Lord Brougham - Lives of Men of Letters and Science who flourished in the time of George III (Attributed to Poe by Hull and Pollin.)
    • Announcement of Alexander Vinet (translated by Robert Turnbull) - Vital Christianity (Attributed to Poe by Hull and Pollin.)
    • Announcement of Kohlrausch's History of Germany  (Not mentioned by Hull. The text is included by Pollin, but without direct comment, although it is noted in the index. Pollin also mentions this announcement in Hansen and Pollin, The German Face of Edgar Allan Poe, 1995, p. 72))
    • Announcement of The Sibyl's Book of Fate; The Young Bride's Book and The Comic English Grammar (Attributed to Poe by Hull and Pollin.)
  • Criticism - Magazines and Reviews  (pp. 363-364)  (All of these items are attributed to Poe by Hull and Pollin.)
    • Notice of The Democratic Review for June Notice of Hunt's Magazine for June
    • Notice of The American Review for June
  • Misc. - The Grave of L. E. L. [Lettitia E. Landon]  (p. 365)  (Attributed to Poe by Pollin.)





1845 - June 14 (vol. I, no. 24)

  • Tale - "The Premature Burial"  (reprint)  (pp. 369-373)  (Signed as by "EDGAR A. POE.")
  • Criticism - Reviews  (pp. 376-379)
    • Review of William Bolles - An Explanatory and Phonographic Pronouncing Dictionary of the English Language  (Attributed to Poe by Hull and Pollin.)
  • New Works Lately Received  (p. 379)
    • Notice of Self  (Attributed to Poe by Hull and Pollin.)
    • Notice of Sir Walter Scott - The Waverley Novels (Attributed to Poe by Hull and Pollin.)
    • Notice of Zschokke - Veronica; or the Free Court of Aarau (Attributed to Poe by Hull and Pollin.)
  • Miscellanies  (pp. 381-382)
    • Misc. - "A Passionate Lover of Flowers"  (Attributed to Poe by Pollin, not mentioned by Hull.)
    • Notice of H. W. Longfellow - The Poetry of Europe (Attributed to Poe by Pollin, not mentioned by Hull.)





1845 - June 21 (vol. I, no. 25)

  • Tale - "Morella"  (reprint)  (pp. 388-389)  (Unsigned) (There is one correction in pencil, by Poe, in the copy of the BJ that he gave to S. H. Whitman. The name "Hinnonn" was corrected to "Hinnon." Poe also added the note: "Robert Stannard   Helen Stannard   Helen Whitman — Helen  Ellen  Elenore  Lenore!" in the margin of the page, referring to chain of names connecting "Helen" and "Lenore.")
  • Misc. - [Introduction to two poems by Miss Anne Charlotte Lynch]  (pp. 390-391)
  • Misc. - "A Just View of a Bad Habit"  (p. 390)
  • Criticism - Reviews  (pp. 392-395)
    • Review of Tayler Lewis - "Plato Contra Atheos"  (first printing) (This article is signed "P" in pencil in the copy of the BJ that Poe gave to S. H. Whitman.)
    • Notice of Charles Edward Anthon - A Pilgrimage to Treves  (???)  (This item is attributed to Poe by Killis Campbell, 1909, p. 624, as "likely." Attributed to Briggs by Hull, but to Poe by Pollin, "with a very firm caveat" due to the error that the author is not the son but the nephew of Poe's friend, Dr. Charles Anthon.)
  • New Works Lately Received  (pp. 395-396)
    • Notice of Eugene Sue - De Rohan; or The Court Conspirator   (Attributed to Poe by Hull, but noted by Pollin as "Probably Not by Poe")
    • Notice of J. Hall Wright - Ocean Works  (Attributed to Poe by Hull, but noted by Pollin as "Probably Not by Poe")
    • Announcement of William Howitt - The Age of Elizabeth (Attributed to Poe by Hull and Pollin.)
    • Notice of Emma C. Embury - The Blind Girl, with Other Tales (Attributed to Poe by Hull and Pollin.)
    • Announcement of The Dutchman's Fireside: a Tale (Attributed to Poe by Hull and Pollin.)
    • Announcement of Charles Anthon - A System of Latin Versification (Attributed to Poe by Hull and Pollin.)
    • Announcement of The Gambler's Wife (Attributed to Poe by Hull and Pollin.)





1845 - June 28 (vol. I, no. 26)

  • Poem - "Dream-Land"  (revised reprint)  (p. 407)  (Unsigned)
  • Criticism - "Reviews" and "Books Lately Received" (rejected)  (Hull attributes the two items in these sections of this issue to Briggs. There appear to be no reviews by Poe in this issue. If one accepts the statement of Thomas Dunn English, who by 1846 had become his bitter enemy, Poe had promised to deliver a new poem before the Philomathean and Eucleian Societies of New York University, but finding himself uninspired began to get frustrated, and "as he always does when troubled — drank until intoxicated; and remained in a state of intoxication during the week" (T. D. English, Morning Telegraph, June 23, 1846). This event would have been about June 24, as noted by The Poe Log, p. 540. It may also be that Poe was preoccupied with the publication by Wiley & Putnam of his Tales, which was released on June 25, 1845.)









Vol. II (July 12, 1845 - January 3, 1846)  (There was no issue for July 5, 1845.)




1845 - July 12 (vol. II, no. 1)  (The editors are listed in the masthead as "Edgar A. Poe and Henry C. Watson") 

  • Tale - "How to Write a Blackwood Article" and "A Predicament" (reprint)  (text ?) (pp. 1-7)  (Signed as by "EDGAR A. POE.")
  • Poem - "The Departed"  (rejected) ("Where the river ever floweth . . .") (p. 7, col. 1)  (This poem, signed only by a single letter, in broken type, possibly as "L.," was attributed to Poe by Thomas Holley Chivers: "The following poem is taken from the Broadway Journal, and is not found in any of his works. One day while I was in the office, Mr Poe said to me, 'Have you seen the last Number of the Broadway Journal? It is a good one — every article in it having been written by myself, except one Poem.' From his looks as well as manner at the time, I was particularly impressed with the belief that the Poem was his own" (Chiver's manuscript Life of Poe, 1850-1857, printed by R. B. Davis, 1952, p. 74). Chivers made the claim publically in an article on the "Origin of Poe's Raven" in the Waverly Magazine for July 30, 1853, p. 73, cols. 2-3, arguing that Poe plagiarized "The Raven" from Chivers' poem "To Allegra Florence in Heaven." The article is signed by the pseudonym "Fiat Justitia," now known to be Chivers himself (See Damon, Chivers, Friend of Poe, p. 199). Here, Chivers says, "On looking over the 'Broadway Journal' for the same year [[1845]], I find another poem which must have been written by Poe."  Chivers then gives the name of the poem and quotes a verse. Ironically, Killis Campbell felt that the poem was actually by Chivers (The Mind of Poe, 1933, p. 201, item 7), and Mabbott thought that Poe himself probably suspected that it was written by Chivers. In The American Book Collector (October 1932), pp. 233, J. Hunt, Jr. was suggested as the author. According to R. B. Davis (Chiver's Life of Poe, 1952), Hunt apparently copied out the poem for Chivers sometime during the period 1850-1853. In Chiver's manuscript Life of Poe, the text of the poem is marked "Copied Verbatim et Literatim by J. Hunt Jr., From the Broadway Journal.")
  • Criticism - Critical Notices  (pp. 7-10)  (All of the items in this section are attributed to Poe by Hull and Pollin.)
    • Review of Hirst - The Coming of the Mammoth (This item is signed "E. A. P." in pencil in the copy of the BJ that Poe gave to S. H. Whitman.)
    • Notice of Edgar Allan Poe - Tales
    • Notice of Charles Anthon - A System of Latin Versification
    • Notices of John Wilson - The Trials of Margaret Lindsay and The Foresters. A Tale of Domestic Life
    • Notice of Maculay, Smith and Allison - The Modern British Essayists
    • Notice of Republication of the London, Edinburgh, Foreign and Westminster Quarterly Reviews
    • Announcement of The London Lancet for July
  • The Magazines  (This section is signed "P" in pencil in the copy of the BJ that Poe gave to S. H. Whitman.)
    • Notice of The American Review for July
    • Notice of The Knickerbocker "
  • Alexander Von Humboldt's 'Cosmos'."  (Attributed to Poe by Pollin.)
  • Poem - "The Coliseum"   (reprint)   (p. 41)





1845 - July 19 (vol. II, no. 2)

  • Tale - "The Masque of the Red Death"   (reprint)  (pp. 17-19)  (Signed as by "EDGAR A. POE.")
  • Poem - "Sonnet to Zante"  (reprint) (p. 21, col. 2)  (Signed as by "EDGAR A. POE.")
  • Review - "Alfred Tennyson"  (p. 26)  (This item is signed "P" in pencil in the copy of the BJ that Poe gave to S. H. Whitman.)
  • Notice - "Young America"  (Notice of Cornelius Mathew's paper read before the Eucleian Society of the University of New York, with a long extract.)  (pp. 26-27)  (Attributed to Poe by Pollin. Not mentioned by Hull.)
  • Criticism - Critical Notices  (pp. 27-29)  (All of the items in this section are attributed to Poe by Hull and Pollin.)
    • Review of William Hazlitt - The Age of Elizabeth  (This item is attributed to Poe by Killis Campbell, 1909, p. 624, as "likely," and by Hull as "definitely.")
    • Notice of James E. Murdoch - Orthophony: or Vocal Culture in Elocution
    • Notice of Alexander Reid - A Dictionary of the English Language
    • Announcement of Henry M. Onderdonk - A History of the Protestant Episcopal Churches in the City of New York
  • Review - "The Drama" ("Mrs. Mowatt at Niblo's . . . " plus four short notices)  (pp. 29-30) (The item on Mrs. Mowatt is signed "P" in pencil in the copy of the BJ that Poe gave to S. H. Whitman.)
  • (A brief editorial comment: "TO CORRESPONDENTS. — Many thanks to the author of the Correspondece with a Governess — also to F. M.")  (p. 31, col. 1.)  (Attributed to Poe by Pollin. Not mentioned by Hull.)





1845 - July 26 (vol. II, no. 3)

  • Tale - "The Literary Life of Thingum Bob, Esq."  (reprint)  (pp. 33-39)  (Signed as by "EDGAR A. POE.")
  • Poem - "Israfel"  (reprint)  (p. 41)  (Signed as by "EDGAR. A. POE.")
  • Poem - "Sonnet — Silence"  (reprint) (p. 45, col. 1)  (Signed as by "P.")
  • Critical Notices  (pp. 39-41)  (All of the items in this section are attributed to Poe by Hull
    • Review of Rev. Ralph Hoyt - A Chaunt of Life, and Other Poems  (This item is signed "P" in pencil in the copy of the BJ that Poe gave to S. H. Whitman.)
    • Announcement of The Mysteries of Berlin
    • Announcement of The Roman Pontiff, or a Sketch of the Lives of the Supreme Head of the Roman Catholic Church
    • Announcement of J. H. Hammond - Two Letters on Slavery in the United States
  • Review - "The Drama"   ("At Niblo's, Mrs. Mowatt . . . " plus four short notices) (first printing) (p. 43)   (The item on Mrs. Mowatt is signed "P" in pencil in the copy of the BJ that Poe gave to S. H. Whitman.)
  • Misc. - "Mr. Willis"  (pp. 45-46)  (Attributed to Poe by Pollin. Not mentioned by Hull.)
  • Misc. - "Items — Literary or Scientific" (p. 46)  (Pollin attributes only two items specifically to Poe.)
  • (Two brief editorial items: (1) "TO THE AUTHOR OF THE 'LINES ON THE GRECIAN FLUTE.' We fear that we have mislaid the poem." (2) "INDEX TO OUR FIRST VOLUME. — We did not purpose to publish an Index to our first volume, but by the numerous requests for one, we have been induced to change our mind. We shall accordingly forward a complete Index to our subscribers in the next number of the Journal.")  (Attributed to Poe by Pollin. Not mentioned by Hull.)





1845 - August 2 (vol. II, no. 4)

  • Tale - "The Business Man"  (reprint)   (pp. 49-52)  (Signed as by "EDGAR A. POE.")
  • Poem - "Sonnett — To Science"  (reprint)  (p. 54, bottom of col. 2)   (unsigned)
  • Critical Notices  (pp. 55-58)  (All of the items in this section, except the review of Godwin, are attriubted to Poe by Hull and Pollin.)
    • Review of Thomas Holley Chivers - The Lost Pleiad and Other Poems  (This item is signed "P" in pencil in the copy of the BJ that Poe gave to S. H. Whitman.)
    • Review of Parke Godwin - Tales from the German of Heinrich Zschokke  (???)  (This one item is specifically dismissed by W. D. Hull, with the comment: "I feel sure that this is not Poe's. Whose it may be I cannot guess. It would not be strange for Poe, with his many duties, to accept or even ask for a review to fill space." That it is a longish review which Poe did not mark in the Whitman copy, between two items he did mark, also strongly suggests that he is not the author. Not mentioned by Pollin.)
    • Review of Mrs. Anna Cora Mowatt - The Fortune Hunder; or The Adventures of a Man About Town  (This item is signed "P" in pencil in the copy of the BJ that Poe gave to S. H. Whitman.)
    • Notice of Thomas Hood - Prose and Verse (Attributed to Poe by Killis Campbell, 1909, p. 624, item 17, with the note, "acknowledged in the fuller notice of the same book in the issue of August 9, 1845)
    • Announcement of  Sir. Walter Scott - The Waverley Novels
    • Announcement of John Frost - Pictorial History of the World Announcement of Eugene Sue - The Godolphin Arabian; or the History of a Thorough-Bred Announcement of Praise and Principle; or For What shall I live?
    • Announcement of Eugene Sue - The Wandering Jew Announcement of Mrs. Caudle - Curtain Lectures Announcement of Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine for July Announcement of The Breach of Promise Announcement of Frederika Bremer - Life in Dalecarlia Announcement of An Encyclopedia of Domestic Economy, &c Announcement of The Treasury of History
  • Poem - "Bridal Ballad"  (reprint)  (p. 58, col. 1)  (Signed as by "EDGAR A. POE.")
  • Review - "The Drama"  ("At Niblo's Mrs. Mowatt concluded her engagment . . .")  (p. 60)   (This item is signed "P" in pencil in the copy of the BJ that Poe gave to S. H. Whitman.)
  • Misc. - Editorial Miscellany  (pp. 60-63)  (All of the items in this section are attributed to Poe by Killis Campbell, 1909, p. 624, as "likely." Hull attributes this section to Poe as "largely composed of scissor-work." Pollin reprints all of these items, implicitly attributing the section to Poe.)
  • Misc. - (Editorial note) "To Correspondents"  (p. 63, col. 1)  (Attributed to Poe by Pollin.)





1845 - August 9 (vol. II, no. 5)

  • Poem - "Eulalie — A Song"  (reprint)  (p. 65, col. 1)   (Signed as by "EDGAR A. POE.")
  • Tale - "The Man that Was Used Up"  (reprint)  (pp. 68-71)  (Signed as by "EDGAR A. POE.")
  • Criticism - Critical Notices  (pp. 71-76)  (All of these items are attributed to Poe by Hull and Pollin.)
    • Review of Thomas Hood - Prose and Verse  (This item is signed "P" in pencil in the copy of the BJ that Poe gave to S. H. Whitman.)
    • Review of Massimo D'Azeglio (translated by C. Edwards Lester) - Ettore Fieramosca, or the Challenge of Barletta  (This item is signed "P" in pencil in the copy of the BJ that Poe gave to S. H. Whitman.)
    • Announcement of Arnold James Colley - A Cyclopeaedia of Several Thousand Practical Receipts . . .
    • Announcement of William Edward Wyatt - The Parting Spirit's Address to his Mother
    • Review of J. T. Headley - Letters from Italy (This item is attributed to Poe by Killis Campbell, 1909, p. 624, as "likely.")
    • Review of Hunt's Merchant's Magazine and Commercial Review for August Notice of Godey's Lady's Book for August
  • Misc. - "Editorial Miscellany"  (first printing)  (pp. 78-79)  (This section is signed "P" in pencil in the copy of the BJ that Poe gave to S. H. Whitman.)





1845 - August 16 (vol. II, no. 6)

  • Poem - "Lenore"  (reprint)  (p. 81, col. 1)  (Signed as by "EDGAR A. POE.")
  • Poem - "A Dream"  (reprint)  (Signed as by "P.")
  • Tale - "Never Bet the Devil Your Head, A Tale with a Moral"  (reprint)  (pp. 85-88)  (Signed as by "EDGAR A. POE.")
  • Poem - "Catholic Hymn"  (reprint)  (p. 88, col. 1)  (Oddly, signed as by "‡," presumably a typographical error for "P.")
  • Criticism - Critical Notices  (pp. 88-90)  (All of the items in this section are attributed to Poe by Hull. All but one, the notice of The Duty of American Women, are attributed to Poe by Pollin.)
    • Review of Graham's Magazine for August (This item is signed "P" in pencil in the copy of the BJ that Poe gave to S. H. Whitman.)
    • Notice of The American Review for August Notice of The Democratic Review for July/August
    • Announcement of The London Foreign Quarterly for July
    • Review of William Hazlitt - The Characters of Shakspeare   (This item is signed "P" in pencil in the copy of the BJ that Poe gave to S. H. Whitman.)
    • Notice of The Southern Literary Messenger for August
    • Notice of The Farmer's Library and Monthly Journal of Agriculture
    • Announcement of The Lowell Offering for August
    • Announcement of The Mysteries of Berlin (Part VIII)
    • Notice of Harper's Illuminated and Pictorial Bible
    • Notice of The Duty of American Women  (Pollin reprints, but notes as "Probably Not by Poe.")
    • Notice of John Abercrombie - Essays
    • Notice of Martin Farquhar Tupper - The Crock of Gold
    • Notice of Charles Lyell - Travels in North America in the Years 1841-1842
    • Announcement of Eugue Sue - The Wandering Jew (Part XVI)
    • Announcement of The London Quarterly Review for June
    • Announcement of T. Colley Grattan - A Chance Medley of Light Matter
    • Announcement of John Frost - Pictorial History of the World (Part VII)
  • The Fine Arts (From this section, Pollin attributes only the following two items to Poe.)
    • Misc. - "[Comment about a picture by Sully]"
    • Misc. - "[Comment about a new Daguerreotyping process"]
  • Misc. - "The Drama"   (p. 93)  (This item is signed "P" in pencil in the copy of the BJ that Poe gave to S. H. Whitman.)
  • Misc. - "Editorial Miscellany"  (first printing)  (pp. 93-95) (The first item in this section is signed "P" in pencil in the copy of the BJ that Poe gave to S. H. Whitman.) (This whole section is attributed to Poe by Killis Campbell, 1909, p. 624, item 18, with the note, "this contains, among other things, Poe's denial of the charge that he was utterly blind to the merits of Longfellow's productions." Pollin attributes all of the items in this section to Poe. Hull mentions only the discussion of Longfellow as Poe's, with no reference to the other items.)
  • (A brief notice: "A RARE OPPORTUNITY. [[/]] ANY gentleman of enterprise and respectable education, who has at command a cash capital of 700 or 1000 dollars, may hear of an excellent opportunity for its invesment, by addressing a note to E. S. T. G., office of the 'Broadway Journal'." The initials "E. S. T. G." are for "Edward S. T. Grey," a pseudonym used by Poe on several occasions. The opportunity, no doubt, was to save the financially strapped Broadway Journal. Apparently, no one came forward.)  (p. 95, col. 1, at the beginning of the advertisements.)  (This item is reprinted by Pollin.)





1845 - August 23 (vol. II, no. 7)

  • Tale - "The Tell-Tale Heart"  (reprint)  (pp. 97-99)  (Signed as by "EDGAR A. POE.")
  • Misc. - "[Footnote to 'The Whole Duty of Woman'."]  (p. 110, bottom of col. 1.)  (This footnote says, "* We give place to this jeu d'esprit, merely through our sincere respect, as well for the honest of intention, as for the ability, of its author. We feel it is our duty, nevertheless, to protest against the doctrine advanced. The opinions of our fair correspondent are by no means our own. — ED B. J." The opinion on which Poe is presumably commenting is that women are, as the article states, "an inferior order of creation.")
  • Criticism - Critical Notices  (pp. 103-104)  (All of the items in this section are attributed to Poe by Hull and Pollin.)
    • Review of E. Oakes Smith - Poetical Writings  (This item is signed "P" in pencil in the copy of the BJ that Poe gave to S. H. Whitman.)
    • Review of Thomas Hood - Prose and Verse  (This item is signed "P" in pencil in the copy of the BJ that Poe gave to S. H. Whitman.)
    • Notice of N. P. Willis - Dashes at Life with a Free Pencil  (This item is signed "P" in pencil in the copy of the BJ that Poe gave to S. H. Whitman.)
    • Announcement of I. Willmer Dillam - The Lone Star: A Tale of Texas
    • Announcement of Harper's Illuminated and New Pictorial Bible
  • Misc. - "Editorial Miscellany"  (pp. 109-110)  (The first item in this section is signed "P" in pencil in the copy of the BJ that Poe gave to S. H. Whitman.)  (All of the items in this section are attributed to Poe by Killis Campbell, 1909, p. 624, item 19, with the note, "contains an allusion, obviously by Poe, to his trip to Boston in the summer of 1845." All items in this section are attributed to Poe by Hull and Pollin.)





1845 - August 30 (vol. II, no. 8)

  • Tale - "William Wilson"  (reprint)  (pp. 113-119)  (Signed as by "EDGAR A. POE.")
  • Poem - "Romance"  (reprint)  (p. 119, col. 2)  (Unsigned)
  • Criticism - Critical Notices  (pp. 119-122)  (All of the items in this section are attributed to Poe by Hull and Pollin.)
    • Review of Thomas Hood - Prose and Verse, Pt. II  (This item is signed "P" in pencil in the copy of the BJ that Poe gave to S. H. Whitman.)
    • Review of Leigh Hunt - The Indicator and Companion, Pt. II  (This item is signed "P" in pencil in the copy of the BJ that Poe gave to S. H. Whitman.)
    • Notice of Thomas Arnold - Introductory Lectures on Modern History
    • Notice of Miss Catherine E. Beecher - A Treatise on Domestic Economy, for the Use of Yound Ladies at Home and at School
    • Notice of Simm's Magazine for August Notice of Harper's Illuminated and Illustrated Shakspeare
    • Notice of Niccolo Machiavelli - The Medici Series of Italian Prose
    • Announcement of James Ross and Nathan C. Brooks - A Latin Grammar
    • Annoucement of First Lessons in Latin
    • Announcement of The History of The Volunteers of 1782
    • Notice of The Treasury of History Notice of Blackwood's Magazine for August
    • Notice of Godey's Lady's Book for September
    • Notice of The Edinburgh Review for July
    • Announcement of An Encyclopedia of Domestic Economy
    • Notice of Alexander Von Humbolt - Cosmos: A Survey of the General Physical History of the Universe
    • Notice of Graham's Magazine for September
    • Annoucement of Arthur's Magazine for September
  • Poem - "The City in the Sea"  (reprint)   (p. 123, col. 2)  (Signed as by "EDGAR A. POE.")
  • Misc. - "The Drama"  (p. 124) (All items in this section are attributed to Poe by Pollin.)
  • Misc. - "Editorial Miscellany"  (pp. 125-126)   (One item mentions "The 'Boston Notion' once abused us very lustily for having written 'The House of Usher'," an obvious reference to Poe's own authorship of "The Fall of the House of Usher." All of the items in this section are attributed to Poe by Killis Campbell, 1909, p. 624, item 20, and by T. O. Mabbott, Poems, p. 509, in the note for item 69. All items in this section are attributed to Poe by Hull and Pollin.)
  • Misc. - (Editorial note) "To Correspondents"  (p.126, col. 2)  (Attributed to Poe by Pollin. Not mentioned by Hull.)





1845 - September 6 (vol. II, no. 9)

  • Tale - "Why the Little Frenchman Wears His Hand in a Sling"  (reprint)  (pp. 129-131)  (Signed as by "LITTLETON BARRY.")
  • Poem - "To the River"  (reprint)  (p. 131, col. 1)  (Signed as by "P.")
  • Poem - "The Valley of Unrest"  (reprint)  (p. 135, col. 1)  (Signed as by "EDGAR A. POE.")
  • Tale - "Silence. — A Fable"  (reprint)  (pp. 135-136)  (Signed as by "EDGAR A. POE.")
  • Criticism - Critical Notices  (pp. 136-138)
    • Review of Prof. John Wilson  - The Genius and Character of Burns (This item is signed "P" in pencil in the copy of the BJ that Poe gave to S. H. Whitman.)
    • Review of Philip James Bailey - Festus: A Poem (This item is signed "P" in pencil in the copy of the BJ that Poe gave to S. H. Whitman.)
    • Review of - Gertrude; a Tale
    • Notice of Eliza Acton (edited and revised by Mrs. Sarah J. Hale) - Modern Cookery in all its branches
    • Notice of The White Slave; or The Russian Girl
    • Announcement of Harper's Illuminated and New Pictorial Bible
    • Notice of Hunt's Merchant's Magazine for September
    • Notice of John Goldsbury - The American Common-School Reader and Speaker
    • Notice of Mrs. E. Oakes Smith - The True Child
    • Announcement of Robert Hamilton - The Oracles of Shakspeare
    • Announcement of Rev. Alexander Fletcher - The Devotional Family Bible Notice of The Knickerbocker for September
  • Misc. - "The Drama"  (p. 138-140)
  • Misc. - "Editorial Miscellany"  (pp. 142-143) (One item in this section bears a correction of one word, and another is signed "P" in pencil in the copy of the BJ that Poe gave to S. H. Whitman.)





1845 - September 13 (vol. II, no. 10)

  • Poem - "The Village Street"  (rejected)  (p. 145)  (This poem is signed "A. M. Ide," a name John H. Ingram thought, erroneously, was a Poe pseudonym. Ingram included this, and three other poems by Ide, in his 1888 edition of Poe's poems. Abijah M. Ide is now known to have been a young man who lived in South Attleboro, Massachusetts, and who corresponded with Poe as early as 1843.)
  • Tale - "Diddling Considered as One of the the Exact Sciences"  (reprint)  (pp. 145-148)  (Signed as by "EDGAR A. POE.")
  • Poem - "To F——"  ("Thou wouldst be loved? . . .)  (reprint)  (p. 148, bottom of col. 2)  (Unsigned, and truncated version, evidently used as filler)
  • Criticism - Critical Notices  (pp. 151-152)
    • Review of Charles Lamb - Essays of Elia  (This review consists primarily of a long extract.)
    • Notice of Studies in Religion
    • Notice of Short Patent Sermons
    • Notice of Pascal Jones - My Uncle Hobson and I; or Slashes at Life with a Free Broad-Axe.
  • Misc. - "The Drama"  (pp. 156-158)  (This section is mostly comprised of extracts of material provided by Mr. Murdoch. Pollin attributes only the introductory sentence to Poe: "We continue our extracts from Mr. Murdoch's very interesting MS — 'The Stage'.")
  • Misc. - "[Introductory note to Hood's poem 'Bridge of Signs'."]  (p. 153)  (The short introduction reads: "We compy, this week, with the suggestion of some friends — that we should copy in the 'Broadway Journal' Hood's magnificent [[/]] BRIDGE OF SIGHS.")
  • Misc. - "Editorial Miscellany"  (p. 158, col. 1)  (All of the items in this section are attributed to Poe by Killis Campbell, 1909, p. 624, item 21, with the comment, "a brief note concerning the botching of 'Lenore' in a contemporary newspaper.")





1845 - September 20 (vol. II, no. 11)

  • Tale - "The Landscape Garden"  (reprint)  (pp. 161-164)  (Signed as by "EDGAR A. POE.")
  • Poem - "To —— ("The bowers whereat, in dreams, I see . . .")  (reprint)  (p. 164, col. 1) (Unsigned)
  • Poem - "Song"  ("I saw thee on thy bridal day . . .")  (reprint)  (p. 166, col. 1)
  • Tale - "A Tale of Jerusalem"  (reprint)  (pp. 166-167)
  • Criticism - Critical Notices  (pp. 167-169)
    • Notice of L. A Morrell - The American Shepherd
    • Announcement of The Bosom Friend
    • Announcement of Eguene Sue - The Wandering Jew (No. XVII)
    • Announcement of Arnold James Cooley - A Cyclopedia of several Thousand Practical Receipts and Collateral Information . . .
    • Review of Miss Ellen Pickering - Agnes Serle. A Novel
    • Review of Daniel Denton (revised by Gabriel Furman) - Gowan's Bibliotheca Americana
    • Notice of the Democractic Review for September  (This item is signed "P" in pencil in the copy of the BJ that Poe gave to S. H. Whitman.)
    • Notice of the American Review for September
    • Announcement of Charles Lamb - Essays of Elia (part II)
  • Misc. - "The Drama"  (pp. 171-173)  (This section is mostly comprised of extracts of material provided by Mr. Murdoch. Pollin attributes only the introductory sentence to Poe: "We continue our extracts from Mr. Murdoch's entertaining MS — 'The Stage'.")
  • Misc. - "Editorial Miscellany"  (pp. 173-174)  (Two items in this section are signed "P" in pencil in the copy of the BJ that Poe gave to S. H. Whitman.)  (All of the items in this section are attributed to Poe by Killis Campbell, 1909, p. 624, item 22, with the comments, "In one item, the author alludes to 'Mesmeric Revelations,' as his own; in another, he displays his characteristic fondness for exposing literary theft by charing Whittier with a plagiarism from Bulwer.")





1845 - September 27 (vol. II, no. 12)  (This issue is paginated incorrectly, beginning at page 170, which should instead be 177. The error in pagination is continued through the rest of the volume.)

  • Poem - "The Forest Reverie"  (rejected)  (p. 177)  (This poem is signed "A. M. Ide," a name John H. Ingram thought, erroneously, was a Poe pseudonym. For more information, see "The Village Street," September 13, 1845, above.)
  • Tale - "Ligeia"   (reprint)  (pp. 170-176)  (Signed as by "EDGAR A. POE.")  (There are a number of corrections in pencil, by Poe,  in the copy of the BJ that he gave to S. H. Whitman. These corrections include verbal and punctation changes, and some deletions. Poe added the note: "N. B. — The poem which I sent you contained all the events of a dream which occurred to me soon after I knew you. [[/]] Ligeia was also suggested by a dream. Observe the eyes in both the tale & poem." The poem to which Poe referes is "To Helen" ("I saw thee once — once only — years ago . . ."). As T. O. Mabbott notes, Poe was, perhaps, intentionally overstating the case to appeal to Mrs. Whitman, who "loved mystical things" (Mabbott, Poems, 1969, p. 444 and Mabbott, T&S, p. 306).)
  • Criticism - Critical Notices  (pp. 177-180)
    • Review of Rufus W. Griswold (editor) - The Prose Works of John Milton  (This item is signed "P" in pencil in the copy of the BJ that Poe gave to S. H. Whitman.)
    • Review of Cornelius Mathews - Big Abel and the Little Manhattan  (This item was first attributed to Poe by Killis Campbell, 1909, p. 624, item 23, with the comment, "the same review, considerably enlarged, appeared in Godey's Lady's Book for November, 1845.")
    • Review of Thomas W. Coit - Puritianism; or a Churchman's Defence against its Aspersions . . .
    • Notice of Ansaldo Ceba (edited by C. Edwards Lester) - The Medici Series of Italian Prose
    • Announcement of An Encyclopedia of Domestic Economy, Etc. Etc.
    • Announcement of Eugene Sue - The Wandering Jew (No. XVIII)
    • Notice of Gen. Thomas J. Green - Journal of the Texian Expedition against Mier
    • Review of Robert Hamilton (editor) - The May-Flower for 1846
    • Review of Thomas Arnold - Miscellaneous Works
    • Notice of Charles Burdett - Wrongs of American Women  (Pollin prints, but says "Probably Not by Poe.")
    • Notice of William Russell and John Goldsbury - Introduction to the American Common-School Reader and Speaker
    • Review of William Whewell - The Elements of Morality, Including Polity
    • Announcement of John Frost - Pictorial History of the World
    • Comment on books received "while going to press. . ."
  • Misc. - "Editorial Miscellany"  (The first item in this section is signed "P" in pencil in the copy of the BJ that Poe gave to S. H. Whitman.)  (All of the items in this section are attributed to Poe by Killis Campbell, 1909, p. 624, item 24, with the comment, "shown to be Poe's by a refernce back to the 'Editorial Miscellany' of the immediately preceeding issue.")





1845 - October 4 (vol. II, no. 13)

  • Tale - "The Island of the Fay"  (reprint)  (pp. 188-190)  (Signed as by "EDGAR A. POE.")
  • Criticism - Critical Notices  (pp. 190-193)
    • Review of William Gilmore Simms - The Wigwam and the Cabin  (This item is signed "P" in pencil in the copy of the BJ that Poe gave to S. H. Whitman.)
    • Notice of Sir Francis Head - Bubbles from the Brunnen of Nassau
    • Notice of Rev. Chas. B. Tayler - Lady Mary; or Not of the World
    • Notice of Henry Melvill - Sermons on Certain of the Less Prominent Facts and References in Sacred Story
    • Review of James Ross (revised by Nathan Covington Brooks) - A Latin Grammar
    • Notice of Blackwood's Magazine for September
    • Annoncement of Arnold James Cooley - The Book of Useful Knowledge . . .
    • Announcement of Maunder - The Treasure of History  (No. IX)
    • Announcement of The Yong Man's Mentor on his Entrance into Life
    • Notice of William Gilmore Simms - Simm's Monthly Magazine for September
    • Notice of Godey's Magazine for October
    • Notice of Graham's Magazine for October
    • Notice of the Aristidean for September
    • Notice of A Popular Treatise, on the Science of Astrology, Embracing all that is Requisite for erecting a Horoscope . . .
    • Comments on books received "as we were going to press . . ."
  • Poem - "Fairyland"  (reprint)  (pp. 193-194)  (Unsigned, but bearing a horizontally oriented double-dagger symbol where the initial would appear.)
  • Misc. - "Editorial Miscellany"  (pp. 198-200)   (Two items in this section are signed "P" in pencil in the copy of the BJ that Poe gave to S. H. Whitman.) (The first of these, a long item beginning "Much has been said, of late, about the necessity of maintaining . . .," was reprinted by Griswold as part of the revised "Marginalia" (1850).)





1845 - October 11 (vol. II, no. 14)

  • Tale - "MS Found in a Bottle"  (reprint)  (pp. 203-206) (Signed as by "EDGAR A. POE.")
  • Tale - "The Duc De L'Omelette"  (reprint) (pp. 206-208)   (Signed as by "LITTLETON BARRY.")
  • Critical Notices (pp. 210-213)
    • Review of Amanda M. Edmonds - The Broken Vow and Other Poems   (This item is signed "P" in pencil in the copy of the BJ that Poe gave to S. H. Whitman.)
    • Notice of Caroline Gilman - Oracles from the Poets: A Fanciful Diversion for the Drawing-Room
    • Review of William Hazlitt - Table-Talk (Part I)  (This review is mostly comprised of a long extract from the book.)
    • Notice of Captain W. Siborne - History of the War in France and Belgium
    • Review of Charles J. Ingersoll - Historical Sketch of the Second War between the United States of America and Great Britain   (This item is signed "P" in pencil in the copy of the BJ that Poe gave to S. H. Whitman.)
    • Notice of J. G. Adler - Ollendorf's New Method of learning to read, write, and speak in German Languge
    • Notice of B. B. Norman - New Orleans and Environs
    • Notice of Miss Ellen Pickering - The Prince and the Pedler
    • Notice of Epes Sargent - The Modern Standard Drama
    • Announcement of John Frost - Pictorial History of the World (No. IX)
    • Notice of the Knickerbocker for October
    • Notice of the Southern Literary Messenger for October
    • Notice of the Democratic Review for October
    • Books received "too late to do more than announce"
  • Misc. - "Editorial Miscellany"  (first printing)  (p. 216)  (All of the items in this section are attributed to Poe by Killis Campbell, 1909, p. 624, item 25, with the comment, "contains a sharp rejoinder to a criticism in the Mirror of Poe's article on Christopher North in the Broadway Journal for October 4.")





1845 - October 18 (vol. II, no. 15)

  • Tale - "King Pest. A Tale Containing an Allegory"  (reprint)  (pp. 219-223)  (Signed as by "LITTLETON BARRY.")
  • Criticism - Critical Notices  (pp. 227-228)
    • Introductory note
    • Review of Cornelius Mathews - Big Abel and The Little Manhattan  (This review is mostly a long excerpt from the book.)
    • Notice of Littel's Living Age (no. 73)
    • Notice of Wiley & Putnam's "Foreign Library"
  • Misc. - "Fine Arts" (pp. 228-229) (Only the introductory note is attributed to Poe. Most of the section itself is extracted from a book by C. Edwards Lester.)





1845 - October 25 (vol. II, no. 16)  (Beginning with this issue, the masthead reads "Edgar A. Poe, Editor and Proprietor.")

  • Tale - "The Thousand-and-Second Tale of Scheherazade"  (reprint)  (pp. 235-240)  (Signed as by "EDGAR A. POE.")
  • Poem - "To Isadore"  (rejected)  (p. 243)  (This poem, although unsigned, is attributed to "A. M. Ide," a name John H. Ingram thought, erroneously, was a Poe pseudonym. For more information, see "The Village Street," September 13, 1845, above.)
  • Tale - "The Power of Words"  (reprint)  (pp. 243-244)  (Signed as by "EDGAR A. POE.")
  • Criticism - Critical Notices  (pp. 247-248)
    • Review of Mary L. Hewitt - The Songs of our Land and Other Poems  (This item is signed "P" in pencil in the copy of the BJ that Poe gave to S. H. Whitman.)
    • Notice of Sidney E. Morse (editor) - Cerographic Maps, no. 1 - New-York
    • Notice of Dante Allighieri (translated by Rev. Henry Francis Cary) - The Vision; or Hell, Purgatory and Paradise of Dante Alighieri
    • Books received too late to review
  • Misc. - "Editorial Miscellany"  (pp. 248-249)





1845 - November 1 (vol. II, no. 17) (A brief notice at the top of the first page of this issue states: "TO THE PUBLIC. — Edgar A. Poe, Esq. having purchased my interest in 'The Broadway Journal,' is now sole proprietor of the same. All persons indebted to the paper will please make settlement with him. [[/]] JOHN BISCO. [[/]] New-York, Oct. 24, 1845" (p. 251, col. 1).) 

  • Tale - "Some Words With a Mummy"  (reprint)  (pp. 251-256)  (Signed as by "EDGAR A. POE.")
  • Critical Notices  (pp. 256-242)
    • Review of Mrs. Sarah Josepha Hale - Alice Ray: a Romance in Rhyme  (This item is signed "P" in pencil in the copy of the BJ that Poe gave to S. H. Whitman.)
    • Notice of Benvenuto Cellin (with notes by G. P. Carpani) - Memoirs
    • Notice of Alessandro Manzoni - I Promessi Sposi — The Betrothed
    • Notice of Mrs. Grant - Memoirs of an American Lady, with Sketches of Manners and Scenery in America
    • Notice of Alfieri (translated by C. Edwards Lester) - The Autobiography of Alfieri
    • Notice of Professor Wilson - Lights and Shadows of Scottish Life
    • Announcement of Rev. Benjamin J. Lane - The Mysteries of Tobacco
    • Announcement of Love and Matrimony: A Letter to a Betrothed Sister, by a Lady of Baltimore
    • Announcement of Harper's Illuminated and New Pictorial Bible
    • Announcement of Eugene Sue - The Wandering Jew
    • Announcement of Marcius Wilson - History of the United States, for the Use of Schools
    • Announcement of Professor George Bush - The Swedenborg Library
    • Announcement of Harper's Illuminated and Illustrated Shakspeare
    • Notice of Simm's Magazine for October
    • Notice of Graham's Magazine for November
    • Notice of Godey's Lady's Book for November
    • Notice of Arthur's Magazine for November
    • Notice of Columbian Magazine for November
    • Announcement of Blackwood's Magazine (The American Edition) for October
  • Misc. - "The Drama" (pp. 259-260)  (includes a long quotation of comments on "Mr. Murdoch" by an unidentified "friend.")  (The item on Theatrical Rats was attributed to Poe by Thomas Ollive Mabbott, Tales & Sketches, 1978, pp. 1244-1245.)
  • Misc. - "The Fine Arts"  (p. 260) (This item is signed "E. A. P." in pencil in the copy of the BJ that Poe gave to S. H. Whitman.)
  • Misc. - "Editorial Miscellany."  (pp. 261-264) (Two of the items in this section are signed "P" in pencil in the copy of the BJ that Poe gave to S. H. Whitman.)
  • "[Block note on the Broadway Journal]"  (p. 266, bottom of col. 2)  (This note was repeated in all subsequent issues.)





1845 - November 8 (vol. II, no. 18) (The last page of this issue repeats the notice of November 1, 1845: "TO THE PUBLIC. — Edgar A. Poe, Esq. having purchased my interest . . ." (p. 282, col. 2).) 

  • Tale - "The Devil in the Belfry"  (reprint)  (pp. 271-273)  (Signed as by "EDGAR A. POE.")
  • Criticism - Critical Notices  (pp. 274-276)  (All of the items in this section are attributed to Poe by Killis Campbell, 1909, p. 624, as "likely.")
    • Notice of C. Edwards Lester - The Artist, The Merchant and The Statesman
    • Notice of Patrick S. Casserly - A Complete System of Latin Prosody
    • Notice of William Hazlitt - The English Comic Writers
    • Notice of Oliver Goldsmith - The Vicar of Wakefield
    • Notice of Emily Taylor (with additional notes by John Pierpont) - Lays for the Sabbath, A Collection of Religious Poetry
    • Notice of W. S. W. Ruschenberger - Elements of Geology
    • Announcement of Mrs. Honland
    • Notice of Mary Howitt - The Author's Daughter. A Tale
    • Announcement of Douglas Jerrold - The History of St. Giles and St. James
    • Notice of Sir. Walter Scott - The Waverley Novels
    • Announcement of M. A. Theirs (translated by Henry W. Herbert) - The History of the Consulate and Empire under Napoleon
    • Announcement of Thomas Wakely and Henry Bennet (editors) -  Re-publication of the London Lancet
    • Announcement of Robert A. West - Records of the Proceedings and Debates at the Sixty-First Annual Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of New-York
    • Announcment of Benvenuto Cellini (translated by Roscoe) - Memoirs
    • Review of Hunt's Merchants' Magazine for November
    • Notice of The Aristidean for October
    • Notice of The American Review for November
    • Notice of The Knickerbocker Magazine for November
  • Misc. - "The Fine Arts"  (p. 276)
  • Misc. - "Editorial Miscellany"  (pp. 277-279)   (All of the items in this section are attributed to Poe by Killis Campbell, 1909, p. 624, as "likely.")
    • Misc. - "Martin Farquhar Tupper, Mr. Hooker, Wiley & Putnam, and International Copyright"
    • etc.





1845 - November 15 (vol. II, no. 19) (The last page of this issue repeats the notice of November 1, 1845: "TO THE PUBLIC. — Edgar A. Poe, Esq. having purchased my interest . . ." (p. 298, col. 2).) 

  • Article - "A New Mode of Collecting a Library"  (pp. 283-284)
  • Criticism - Critical Notices (pp. 286-290)   (All of the items in this section are attributed to Poe by Killis Campbell, 1909, p. 624, as "likely.")
    • Review of C. Edwards Lester - The Artist, the Merchant, and the Statesman
    • Review of Charles Lamb - The Specimens of English Dramatic Poets, who lived about the time of Shakspeare  (???) (Pollin omits this review, and Hull attributes it to Watson.)
    • Notice of Benvenuto Cellini (translated by Thomas Roscoe) - Memoirs  (This item is mostly a long extract from a review in the Evening Post) "New Books received, to be noticed more fully . . ."
  • Misc. - "Editorial Miscellanies"  (pp. 292-294)  (Pollin attributes only two specific items in this section to Poe, with no mention of the other items.)





1845 - November 22 (vol. II, no. 20)   (The last page of this issue repeats the notice of November 1, 1845: "TO THE PUBLIC. — Edgar A. Poe, Esq. having purchased my interest . . ." (p. 314, col. 2).)

  • Tale - "The Spectacles"  (reprint)  (pp. 299-307)
  • Misc - "Critical Notices"  (p. 307)  (This installment is an apology for "brevity of our Critical Notices," with a list of books received.)
  • Misc - "Editorial Miscellany" (pp. 309-311)   (This installment is sometimes referred to as "Boston and the Bostonians.")   (This item is signed "P" in pencil in the copy of the BJ that Poe gave to S. H. Whitman.)





1845 - November 29 (vol. II, no. 21) (The last page of this issue repeats the notice of November 1, 1845: "TO THE PUBLIC. — Edgar A. Poe, Esq. having purchased my interest . . ." (p. 330, col. 2).) 

  • Tale - "A Tale of the Ragged Mountains"   (reprint)  (pp. 315-318)  (Signed as by "EDGAR A. POE.")
  • Misc. - [Footnote to "Art-Singing and Heart-Singing," by Walter Whitman] (p. 318, bottom of col. 1)  (The text of the footnote reads: "* The author desires us to say, for him, that he pretends to no scientific knowledge of music. He merely claims to appreciate so much of it (a sadly disdained department, just now) as affects, in the language of the deacons, 'the natural heart of man.' It is scarcely necessary to add that we agree with our correspondent throughout. ED. B. J.")
  • Criticism - Critical Notices  (pp. 320-323)
    • Review of  Mrs. C. M. Kirkland - Western Clearings
    • Review of Frederick von Raumer - America and the American People  (This item is signed "P" in pencil in the copy of the BJ that Poe gave to S. H. Whitman.)
    • Notice of Walter Cooper Dendy - The Philosophy of Mystery Notice of Victor Hugo - The Rhine
    • Announcement of Lord Mahon - The Life of Conde
    • Notice of Fanny Forrester - Trippings in Authorland
    • Annoucement of George Pope Morris - Songs and Ballads
    • Notice of The Sibyl's Wreath and Floral Emblems, with the Natal Months (This item is signed "P" in pencil in the copy of the BJ that Poe gave to S. H. Whitman.)
    • Notice of Alfred Tennyson - Poems (This item is signed "P" in pencil in the copy of the BJ that Poe gave to S. H. Whitman.)
    • Announcement of Richard Monckton Milnes - Poems of Many Years
    • Announcement of Cornelius Mathews - Americanism
    • Notice of J. C. Fremont - Narrative of the Exploring Expedition tot he Rocky Mountains
    • Announcement of Harper's Illuminated Pictorial Bible Announcement of Eugene Sue - The Wandering Jew
    • Announcement of Epes Sargent (editor ) - The Modern Standard Drama
    • Notice of The Columbian Magazine
    • Notice of The Aristidean for October  (Attributed to Poe by T. O. Mabbott, Poems, p. 509, notes for item 74.)
    • [Comment on magazines received and books on hand]
  • Misc. - "Editorial Miscellany"  (pp. 325-326)  (This installment is mostly 2 excerpts from the European Times and The Mirror.)





1845 - December 6 (vol. II, no. 22)  (The last page of this issue repeats the notice of November 1, 1845: "TO THE PUBLIC. — Edgar A. Poe, Esq. having purchased my interest . . ." (p. 344, col. 2). This is the last time this notice appeared in the Broadway Journal.) 

  • Tale - "Four Beasts in One. The Homo-Cameleopard"  (reprint)  (pp. 333-335)
  • Poem - "Annete"  (rejected)  (p. 135, col. 2)  (This poem is signed "A. M. Ide," a name John H. Ingram thought, erroneously, was a Poe pseudonym. For more information, see "The Village Street," September 13, 1845, above.)
  • Criticism - Critical Notices  (pp. 336-337)
    • Review of Thomas Carlyle - Appleton's Literary Miscellany  (W. D. Hull thinks that this review is not by Poe.)
    • Notice of Lord Mahon - The Life of Louis de Bourbon  (Attributed to Poe by W. D. Hull, but omitted by Pollin.)
    • Notice of Father Ripa (translated by F. Prandi) - Residence at the Court of Peking  (Attributed to Poe by W. D. Hull, but omitted by Pollin.)
    • Announcement of John Bunyan - The Pilgrim's Progress  (Attributed to Poe by W. D. Hull, but omitted by Pollin.)
    • Announcement of The Sufferings of Christ  (Attributed to Poe by W. D. Hull, but omitted by Pollin.)
    • Annoucement of A Manual of Private Devotions  (Attributed to Poe by W. D. Hull, but omitted by Pollin.)
    • Notice of Mrs. S. C. Hall - The Whiteboy  (Attributed to Poe by W. D. Hull, but omitted by Pollin.)
  • Misc. - "Editorial Miscellany"  (pp. 339-342)  (One of the items in this section is signed "P" in pencil in the copy of the BJ that Poe gave to S. H. Whitman.)  (All of the items in this section are attributed to Poe by Killis Campbell, 1909, p. 624, item 26, with the comment, "authenticated by a reference, clearly by Poe, to the Boston fiasco, in which he had figured in October.")





1845 - December 13 (vol. II, no. 23)

  • Tale - "The Oblong Box"  (reprint)  (pp. 345-352)  (Signed as by "EDGAR A. POE.")
  • Criticism - Critical Notices  (pp. 353-356)
    • Review of Francis S. Osgood - Poems  (This item is signed "P" in pencil in the copy of the BJ that Poe gave to S. H. Whitman.)
    • Review of The History of Silk, Cotton, Linen, Wood, and other Fibrous Substances
    • Notice of C. E. Lester - The Artist, The Merchant and the Statesman
    • Announcement of Richard Green Parker - Aids to English Composition, Prepared for Students of All Grades
    • Announcement of Harry Hieover - Stable Talk and table Talk, or Spectacles for Young Sportsmen
    • Announcement of Lewis Durlacher - A Treatise on Corns, Bunions, the Diseases of Nails, and the General Managment of the Feet
    • Announcement of Thomas R. Whitney - The Ambuscade
    • Announcement of Leigh Hunt (editor) - The Foster Brother. A Tale of the War of Chiozza
    • Announcement of Eugene Sue - The Wandering Jew
    • Notice of Thomas Arnold - Sermons preached in the Chapel of Rugby School
    • Notice of Mrs. Norton - The Dream and other Poems and The Child of the Islands
    • Notice of Edward Holmes - The Life of Mozart
    • Notice of The Treasury of History
    • etc.
  • Misc. - "The Drama"   (p. 356)
  • Misc. "Editorial Miscellany"  (pp. 357-360)  (Four of the items in this section are signed "P" in pencil in the copy of the BJ that Poe gave to S. H. Whitman.)





1845 - December 20 (vol. II, no. 24)

  • Tale - "Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar" (reprint)  (pp. 365-368) (This printing of the tale includes a brief introductory note, by Poe.)  (There are several corrections in pencil, by Poe, in the copy of the BJ that he gave to S. H. Whitman. Poe corrects four of twelve obvious misprints, such as "eeling" for "feeling," and also changes the word "putrescence," in the last sentence, to "putridity.")
  • Criticism - Critical Notices  (pp. 373-375)
    • Review of William H. Prescott - Biographical and Editorial Notices
    • Review of Lewis J. Cist - Trifles in Verse
    • Review of The Diadem for 1846
    • Review of The Missionary Memorial
    • Notice of The Rose, Affections' Gift for 1846
    • Notice of The May-flower for 1846
    • Notice of James Fenimore Cooper (under the name Amabel Penfeather) - Elinor Willy's; or the Young Folk of Longbridge
    • Notice of Thomas K. Hervey - The Book of Christmas
    • Notice of E. Nott, John M'Vicar and Uncle Davy (respectively) - First Lessons in English Composition; First Lessons in Political Economy and First Lessons in Chemistry
    • Announcement of John Kitto - The Illustrated History of Palestine
    • Announcement of Horace Smith - Love and Mesmerism
    • Announcement of Eugue Sue - The Wandering Jew
    • Announcement of Harper's Illuminated and Illustrated Shakspeare
    • Announcement of Republication of the London Lancet
    • Announcement of John Frost - Pictorial History of the World
    • Annoucement of Charles Fenno Hoffman - The Vigil of Faith, and Other Poems
    • Announcement of two books
  • Misc. "Editorial Miscellany"  (p. 376)  (This section is signed "P" in pencil in the copy of the BJ that Poe gave to S. H. Whitman.)





1845 - December 27 (vol. II, no. 25)

  • Tale - "Mystification"  (reprint)  (pp. 382-385)  (Signed as by "Littleton Barry.")
  • Criticism - Critical Notices  (pp. 385-388)  (All of the items in this section are attributed to Poe by Killis Campbell, 1909, p. 624, item 27, with the comment, "stamped as Poe's by the sneering refernce to Boston as 'Frogpondium'.")
    • Review of Percy Bysshe Shelley (with a biographical and Critical Notice by G. G. Foster) - The Poetical Works
    • Notice of John Keese, editor - The Opal for 1846
    • Notice of William H. Prescott - Miscellanies
    • Notice of Alfred B. Street - Poems
    • Notice of Henry W. Longfellow - Hyperion, a Romance
    • Notice of Joel T. Headley - The Alps and the Rhine
    • Notice of George Gilfillan - Appleton's Literary Miscellany, Nos. 6 & 7 (Sketches of Modern Literature and Eminent Literary Men)
    • Notice of Erasums Wilson - A Practical Treatise on Healthy Skin
    • Notice of Edward Maturin - Montezuma, the Last of the Aztecs
    • Notice of Charles Burdett - Chances and Changes
    • Announcement of J. Akerly, translator - Voltaire and Rousseau against the Atheists
    • Announcement of Harper's Illuminated and New Pictorial Bible
    • Notice of Graham's Magazine for January
    • Notice of Hunt's Merchant's Magazine for December
    • Notice of the Columbian Magazine for January
  • Misc. - "The Drama"  (p. 389)
  • Misc. "Editorial Miscellany" (pp. 390-392)  (This section is signed "P" in pencil in the copy of the BJ that Poe gave to S. H. Whitman.)  (All of the items in this section are attributed to Poe by Killis Campbell, 1909, p. 624, item 27, with the note, "contains a comment on a letter concerning 'The Case of M. Valdemar'.")





1846 - January 3 (vol. II, no. 26)

  • Tale - "Loss of Breath. A Tale Neither In Nor Out of 'Blackwood'."  (reprint)  (pp. 397-401)  (signed as by "Littleton Barry")
  • Criticism - Critical Notices  (pp. 404-406)
    • Review of Thomas Carlyle - Letters and Speeches of Oliver Cromwell
    • Notice of George B. Cheever - The Pilgrim in the Shadow of the Jungfrau
    • Notice of Mrs. Thomson, editor - The Lady of Milan, or Fidelity unto Death
    • Notice of Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine for December
    • Notice of Harper's Illuminated Bible
    • Notice of the Aristidean for November and December  (with a long extract from "The Self-Performers.")
  • Misc. - "The Drama"  (p. 406)
  • Poem - "[Untitled]" (rejected)  (p. 407)  (This humorous poem is two lines: "I thought Kit North a bore — in 1824 — [[/]] I find the thought alive — in 1845." Although it has been erroneously attributed to Poe, Thomas Ollive Mabbott notes, in the 1969 edition of Poe's Poems, that Thomas Dunn English mentions in his unpublished autobiography that he himself wrote them (p. 509, item 75).
  • Misc. - "Editorial Miscellany"  (including "Valedictory") (first printing)  (text ?)  (pp. 407-408)












Notes:

AMS Press reprinted both full volumes in 1965.

In addition to specific items noted above, Killis Campbell, in his article "Bibliographical Notes on Poe—I" (The Nation, December 23, 1909, pp. 623-624), says, "it is not improbable that Poe also wrote most of the articles [[in The Broadway Journal]] on 'The Drama,' and many of those on 'The Fine Arts,' during the second half of the year.")







 
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