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Edgar Allan Poe's Writings in the Casket







The volumes of the Casket comprised twelve monthly issues, for one volume each year, from 1826-1838. Thereafter, it adopted the more usual approach by which a volume contained half a year.









Vol. V (January - December, 1830)




1830 - October (vol. V, no. 10)

  • Poem - "Sonnet [to Science]" (reprint) (p. 480, col. 2)  (This printing of the poem is taken, without acknowledgement, from the Saturday Evening Post.)









Vol. VI (January - December, 1831)




1831 - May (vol. VI, no. 5)

  • Poems - [Extracts from Poems]  (reprints) (pp. 239-240)  (These three items were extracted from Poe's Poems of 1831.)
    • "Irene" (poem) (reprint)
    • "To Helen" (poem) (reprint)
    • "[Sonnet to Science]" (poem) (reprint)









Vol. XVII (July - December, 1840)




1840 - December (vol. XVII, no. 6)

  • Tale - "The Man of the Crowd" (first printing) (text A)  (pp. 253-256) (signed) (The same tale appeared simulatenously in the December 1840 issue of Burton's Gentleman's Magazine.)








 
 
Edgar Allan Poe's Writings in Graham's Magazine







The volumes of Graham's Magazine followed the usual approach of two volumes each year, with periods running from January-June and July-December.









Vol. XVIII (January - June, 1841)




1841 - January (vol. XVIII, no. 1)

  • Criticism - Review of J. F. Cooper's Mercedes of Castile (attributed by J. A. Harrison, Works, 1902, 10:96-99, but generally dismissed as too early)





1841 - February (vol. XVIII, no. 2)

  • Criticism - Review of Mrs. Norton's The Dream and Other Poems (attributed by J. A. Harrison, Works, 1902, 10:100-105, but generally dismissed as too early)
  • Criticism - Review of J. McHenry's The Antediluvians, or the World Destroyed (attributed by J. A. Harrison, Works, 1902, 10:105-109, but generally dismissed as too early)





1841 - March (vol. XVIII, no. 3)

  • Criticism - Review of W. H. Ainsworth's The Tower of London (attributed by J. A. Harrison, Works, 1902, 10:110-111, but generally dismissed as too early)
  • Criticism - Review of W. Howitt's Visits to Remarkable Places, Battlefields, Cathedrals, Castles, etc. (attributed by J. A. Harrison, Works, 1902, 10:112-114, but generally dismissed as too early)





1841 - April (vol. XVIII, no. 4)

  • Tale - "Murders in the Rue Morgue" (first printing)  (text A) (pp. 166-179) (signed)
  • Review of New Books
    • Review of Edward Lytton Bulwer's Night and Morning
    • Review of Walsh's Sketches of Conspicuous Living Characters of France
    • Meadows - Heads of the People
    • The Flying Dutchman
    • Hall - Patchwork
    • Richards - Georgia Illustrated





1841 - May (vol. XVIII, no. 5)

  • Tale - "A Descent into the Maelstrom" (first printing)  (text A) (pp. 235-241) (signed)
  • Review of New Books
    • Review of Dickens - Old Curiosity Shop and Master Humphrey's Clock
    • Review of Sprague - Writings
    • McJilton - The Sovereignty of Mind
    • A brief comment on notices "crowded out"





1841 - June (vol. XVIII, no. 6)

  • Tale - "The Island of the Fay" (first printing) (pp. 253-255) (includes a reprint of Poe's poem "Sonnet to Science")
  • Review of New Books
    • Review of Macaulay - Critical and Miscellaneous Essays
    • Review of Arthur - Insubordination
    • Review of Earle - Marathon and Other Poems
    • Review of Gallagher - Selections from the Poetical Literature of the West
    • Review of Ingraham - The Quadroone









Vol. XIX (July - December, 1841)




1841 - July (vol. XIX, no. 1)

  • Essay - "A Few Words on Secret Writing" (first printing) (pp. 33-38) (This is the first installment in a series of four articles on secret writing Poe wrote for Graham's Magazine. He had previously written a similar series for Alexander's Weekly Messenger.)
  • Criticism - Review of New Books
    • Review of Hugh A. Pue - A Grammar of the English Language
    • Review of Seba Smith - Powhatan
    • Review of D'Israeli - Miscellanies of Literature
    • Review John R. Willis - Carleton, A Tale of Seventeen Hundred and Seventy Six
    • Review of Agnes Strickland - Lives of the Queens of England
    • Review of Bury - The History of a Flirt
    • Review of Frederick Emerson - Outlines of Geography
    • Review of Bolingbroke - The Works of Lord Bolingbroke  (This one item is not by Poe, although it is included in J. A. Harrison's edition of 1902)
    • Review of Reverend James Bermingham - A Memoir of the Very Reverend Theobald Mathew
    • Review of Allan Cunningham - The Life and Land of Burns





1841 - August (vol. XIX, no. 2)

  • Tale - "The Colloquy of Monos and Una" (first printing) (signed)
  • Criticism - Review of New Books
    • Review of L. A. Wilmer - The Quacks of Helicon
    • Review of Washington Irving - Biography and Poetical Remains of the Late Margaret Miller Davidson
    • Review of J. L. Stephens - Incidents of Travel in Central America
    • Review of Theodore Hook - The Marrying Man
    • Review of Sumner L. Fairfield - The Poems and Prose Writings
    • Review of Horace Smith - The Moneyed Man
    • Review of Clinton Roosevelt - The Science of Government
    • Review of Laman Blanchard - Life and Literary Remains of L.E.L.
    • Review of George Burnap - Lectures on the Sphere and Character of Woman, and Other Subjects
    • Review of Mrs. Sandford - The Lady of Refinement in Manners, Morals and Religion
  • Essay - "Secret Writing" (first printing) (p. 96) (This is the second installment in the series)





1841 - September (vol. XIX, no. 3)

  • Poem - "To Helen" (revised reprint) (signed)
  • Tale - "Never Bet Your Head" (first printing) (signed)
  • Criticism - Review of New Books
    • Review of Marryat - Joseph Rushbrook, or the Poacher
    • Review of Thomas Campbell - Life of Petrarch
    • Review of Countess Blessington - The Idler in France
    • Review of Crump - The World in a Pocket-Book
    • Review of Mrs. Shelley - Lives of Eminent Literary and Scientific Men





1841 - October (vol. XIX, no. 4)

  • Poem - "Israfel" (revised reprint) (signed)
  • Criticism - Review of New Books (None of the reviews for October are by Poe. At the bottom of page 188 appears the following footnote: "Owing to the temporary absence of Mr. Poe, the reviews in this number are from another hand. That department is exclusively under the control of Mr. Poe. C. J. Peterson, his coadjutor, has charge of the other departments of the work")
  • Essay - "Secret Writing" (first printing) (p. 192, column 2) (This is the third installment in the series)





1841 - November (vol. XIX, no. 5)

  • Misc - "A Chapter on Autography" (part I) (first printing)
  • Criticism - Review of New Books
    • Review of Ainsworth - Guy Fawkes
    • Review - The Gift
    • Review of D'Israeli - Amenities of Literature
    • Review of Bulwer - The Critical and Miscellaneous Writings
    • Review of Dickens (editor) - The Pic Nic Papers
    • Review of Napier - History of the War in the Peninsular
    • Review of Warren - Ten Thousand a Year
  • Criticism - [Additional] Reviews of New Books (These items are present only inside the rear paper wrapper of the magazine. In general, the paper wrappers were removed and issues were bound, making copies in the original wrappers very rare. These reviews were apparently unknown to Heartman and Canny, Mabbott or W. D. Hull.)
    • Notice of William Hewitt - The Book of the Seasons; or, The Calendar of Nature
    • Notice of  A Token of Friendship, A Token of Affection, and A Token of Remembrance (Edited by the author of Affections's Keepsake)
    • Notice of Ebenezer Mack - The Life of Gilbert Motier de Lafayette from Numerous and Authentic Sources
    • Notice of  R. P. Ward - Dr. Clifford, or The Constant Man (by the Author of Tremaine, Robert Plumer Ward)
    • Notice of Francis Allyn Olmstead - Incidents of Whaling Voyage...
    • Notice of Nathan Covington Brooks - The History of the Church, A Poem





1841 - December (vol. XIX, no. 6)

  • Misc - "A Chapter on Autography" (part II) (first printing) (signed)
  • Criticism - Review of New Books
    • Review of L. M. Davidson - Poetical Remains
    • Review of R. H. Dana, Jr. - The Seaman's Friend
    • Review of Carleton - The Miser
    • Review of Austin - Fragments from German Prose Writers
    • Review of W. G. Simms - Confessions
    • Notice of Gore - Cecil; or The Adventures of a Coxcomb
  • Essay - "Secret Writing" (first printing)  (This is the fourth and final installment in the series)









Vol. XX (January - June, 1842)




1842 - January (vol. XX, no. 1)

  • Misc - "An Appendix of Autographs" (first printing)  (signed)  (This article is a followup to the prior two installments of "A Chapter on Autography.")
  • Criticism - Review of New Books  (pp. 68-72) (There are no additional reviews on the paper wrappers for this issue, which instead carry an advertisement for Graham's Magazine.)
    • [Exordium]
    • Review of Cockton - Stanley Thorn
    • Review of Goldsmith - The Vicar of Wakefield
    • Review of Rives - Tales and Souvenirs
    • Review of Heber - The Poetical Works
    • Review of Byron - The Poetical Works
    • Review of North - Critical and Miscellaneous Essays
    • Review of Sigourney - Pocahontas
    • Review of Walpole - The Letters
    • Review of Charlton - The Early English Church
    • Review of De Foe - The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe
    • Review of Ellis - Somerville Hall
    • Review of Jones - Wild Western Scenes





1842 - February (vol. XX, no. 2)

  • Essay - "Harpers Ferry" (first printing)  (first attributed by B. Pollin, but more accurately a collaborative piece, with Poe adapting material by N. P. Willis)
  • Brief note - "[A note on Tomlin's letter from Charles Dickens]" (first printing) (The article on page 83, "Original Letter from Charles Dickens," begins with an editorial note, which appears enclosed in square brackets: "FOR the truly characteristic letter here published, and for the sketch which accompanies it, we are indebted to the obliging attention of MR. JOHN TOMLIN of Tennessee -- With our own warm admiration of the writings and character of Dickens we can well understand and easily pardon the enthusiasm of our friend." This note is not mentioned by Heartman and Canny, or by Hull. It is included on a list by Mabbott in his notes at the University of Iowa, without explanation.)
  • Criticism - "A Few Words About Brainard" (pp. 119-121)  (article, first printing)
  • Criticism - Review of New Books  (pp. 124-132)
    • Review of Dickens - Barnaby Rudge
    • Review of Mathews - Wakondah
  • Criticism - [Additional] Reviews of New Books (These items are present only inside the rear paper wrapper of the magazine. In general, the paper wrappers were removed and issues were bound, making copies in the original wrappers very rare. These reviews were apparently unknown to Heartman and Canny, or Mabbott. They are noted by W. D. Hull.)
    • Notice of G. Hill - The Ruins of Athens, Titania's Banquet, A Mask; and other Poems
    • Notice of Charles Jarvis - Lady's Musical Library
    • Notice of Maria Sedgwick - Wealth and Worth
    • Notice of Francis Harriet Whipple - The Mechanic
    • Notice of Rev. G. W. Montgomery - Illustrations of the Law of Kindness
    • Notice of Thomas Miller - Rural Sketches





1842 - March (vol. XX, no. 3) (The back wrapper for this issue boasts "12 extra pages.")

  • Poem - "To One Departed" (reprint) (p. 137) (The list of contents given on the back cover of the original paper wrappers includes "To One Departed, by Edgar A. Poe." Poe's name also appears in the list of contributors to the issue.) (There are no reviews on the paper wrappers of this issue.)
  • Criticism - Review of New Books  (pp. 186-192)  (There are no additional reviews on the paper wrappers for this issue, which carry an advertisement for the Saturday Evening Post instead.)
    • Review of Lever - Charles O'Malley
    • Review of Longfellow - Ballads and Other Poems
    • Review of Brougham - The Critical and Miscellaneous Writings
    • Review of Roswell Park - Pantology
    • Review of Howitt - Student Life
    • Review of Smyth - Lectures
    • Review of Ruschenberger - First Book of Natural History
    • Review of Comstock - Elocution
    • Review of Romer - Sturmer
    • Review of Hawthorne - Famous Old People
    • Review of James - History
    • Review - The Effinghams
    • Review of Leibig - Organic Chemistry
    • Review of Arbitrary Power
    • Review of Ruschenberger - Second Book of Natural History
    • Review - Amazonian Republic
    • Review of Walter - St. John Chrysostom
    • Review of TTT - Life in China
    • Review of Sigourney - Select Poems





1842 - April (vol. XX, no. 4)

  • Tale - "Life in Death" (first printing)  (signed) (this story was later renamed as "The Oval Portrait")
  • Criticism - Review of New Books  (pp. 248-254)
    • Review of Longfellow - Ballads and Other Poems
    • Review of Algernon - Ideals and Other Poems
    • Review of Hawthorne - Twice Told Tales
    • Review of Casserly - A Translation of Jacob's Greek Reader
  • Criticism - [Additional] Reviews of New Books (These items are present only inside the rear paper wrapper of the magazine. In general, the paper wrappers were removed and issues were bound, making copies in the original wrappers very rare. These reviews were apparently unknown to Heartman and Canny, W. D. Hull, or Mabbott.)
    • Notice of T. Campbell - Frederick the Great and His Times
    • Notice of T. C. Clarke - The American Pocket Library of Useful Knowledge
    • Notice of R. Coates - Physiology for Schools
    • Notice of C. Soran - The Patapsco and Other Poems
    • Notice of S. C. Hall - Gems of the Modern Poets





1842 - May (vol. XX, no. 5)

  • Tale - "The Mask of the Red Death" (first printing)  (pp. 257-259) (signed)
  • Criticism - Review of New Books  (pp. 298-300)
    • Review of Hawthorne - Twice Told Tales
    • Review of Hoffman - The Vigil of Faith
    • Review of Roscoe - The Life of Lorenzo de'Medici
    • Review of R. W. Griswold - The Poets and Poetry of America
    • Review of W. G. Simms - Beauchampe





1842 - June (vol. XX, no. 6) (The back cover of the paper wrappers for this issue boasts "12 extra pages." Poe's name does not appear on the back cover as a contributor, but that would not necessarily include editorial matter, only original papers. )

  • Criticism - Review of New Books  (pp. 354-356)
    • Review of Bulwer - Zanoni   (problematic since Poe repudiated the review in a letter to J. E. Snodgrass, June 4, 1842)
    • Review of Griswold - The Poets and Poetry of America (rejected -- This item, suspected as not being by Poe in Campbell, "The Poe Canon," The Mind of Poe and Other Studies, p. 224-225, is attributed to C. J. Peterson in the Poe Log, pp. 367-368, based on a letter from Peterson to Lowell, April 25, 1842)









Vol. XXI (July - December, 1842)




1842 - October (vol. XXI, no. 4)

  • Criticism - "The Poetry of Rufus Dawes: A Retrospective Criticism" (first printing)  (pp. 205-209) (The list of contents given on the back cover of the original paper wrappers includes "The Poetry of Rugus Dawes. By Edgar A. Poe." Poe's name also appears in the list of contributors to the issue, as "EDGAR A. POE, Author of 'Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque,' etc.".)









Vol. XXII (January - June, 1843)




1843 - January (vol. XXII, no. 1)

  • Poem - "The Conqueror Worm" (first printing) (p. 32) (signed)





1843 - March (vol. XXII, no. 3)

  • Criticism - "Our Amateur Poets. No. I. -- Flaccus" (first printing) (pp. 195-198) ("Flaccus" was the pen name of Dr. Thomas Ward.)









Vol. XXIII (July - December, 1843)




1843 - August (vol. XXIII, no. 2)

  • Criticism - "Our Amateur Poets. No. III. -- William Ellery Channing"  (first printing) (pp. 113-117)





1843 - September (vol. XXIII, no. 3)

  • Criticism - "Our Contributors. No. VIII. -- Fitz-Greene Halleck" (first printing)  (pp. 160-163)
  • Criticism - Review of New Books
    • Review of Brief Account of the Discoveries and Results of the United States Exploring Expedition  (article, first printing)  (pp. 164-165)





1843 - November (vol. XXIII, no. 5)

  • Criticism - Review of J. F. Cooper - Wyandotte  (first printing)  (pp. 261-264)





1843 - December (vol. XXIII, no. 6)

  • Criticism - Review of Robert Tyler - Death; or Medorus' Dream  (?)  (pp. 319-320)  (Attributed by Mabbott and by W. D. Hull)





Vol. XXIV (January - June, 1844)




1844 - January (vol. XXIV, no. 1)

  • Criticism - Review of New Books  (pp. 46-48)
    • Review of Cooper - Ned Myers
    • Review of Horne - Orion  (Mabbott and Hull connect this to the March review, which is signed)
    • Review of Thomas H. Bayly - Songs and Ballads  (??)
    • Review of J. G. Percival - The Dream of a Day and Other Poems  (??)





1844 - March (vol. XXIV, no. 3)

  • Criticism - Review of R. H. Horne - Orion  (pp. 136-141) (signed "By Edgar A. Poe.")
  • Criticism - Review of New Books
    • Review of J. R. Lowell - Poems  (pp. 142-143)





1844 - June (vol. XXIV, no. 6)

  • Article - "Our Contributors. No. XII. -- Robert T. Conrad" (first printing)  (pp.241-243)
  • Poem - "Dream-Land" (first printing)  (p. 256)
  • Criticism - Review of New Books
    • Review of Sargent    (?) (p. 295) (Attributed as possible by Mabbott)









Vol. XXVI (January - June, 1845)




1845 - February (vol. XXVI, no. 2)










Vol. XXVII (July - December, 1845)




1845 - July (vol. XXVII, no. 1)

  • Tale - "The Imp of the Perverse"   (first printing) (signed)





1845 - October (vol. XXVII, no. 4)

  • Poem - "The Divine Right of Kings" (poem) (included by Mabbott in Poems, 1968)





1845 - November (vol. XXVII, no. 5)

  • Tale - "The System of Dr. Tarr and Prof. Fether (first printing) (signed)





1845 - December (vol. XXVII, no. 6)

  • Poem - "Stanzas [To F. S. O.]" (first printing) (Included by Mabbott in Poems, 1968)









Vol. XXVIII (January - June, 1846)




1846 - March (vol. XXVIII, no. 3)

  • Misc - "Marginalia"   (first printing of this installment. This is the first of the installments to appear in Graham's, and the fifth of the full series.)





1846 - April (vol. XXVIII, no. 4)

  • Essay - "The Philosophy of Composition"   (first printing) (pp. 163-167) (signed) (The outside rear cover of the original yellow paper wrappers shows Poe as a contributor to the April number: "EDGAR A. POE, Author of 'Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque,' etc." Under the list of contents, under "ORIGINAL PAPERS," appears: "The Philosophy of Composition. By EDGAR A. POE.")









Vol. XXIX (July - December, 1846)




1846 - November (vol. XXIX, no. 5)

  • Misc - "Marginalia" (first printing of this installment. This is the second of the installments to appear in Graham's, and the eight of the full series.) (signed)





1846 - December (vol. XXIX, no. 6)

  • Misc - "Marginalia" (first printing of this installment. This is the third of the installments to appear in Graham's, and the ninth of the full series.) (signed)









Vol. XXX (January - June, 1847)




1847 - May (vol. XXX, no. 5)

  • Criticism - Review of New Books
    • Review of P. P. Cooke - Froissart Ballads (?) (pp. 323-324) (Attributed to Poe by T. O. Mabbott as "possible.")









Vol. XXXII (January - June, 1848)




1848 - January (vol. XXXII, no. 1)

  • Misc - "Marginalia" (first printing of this installment. This is the fourth of the installments to appear in Graham's, and the tenth of the full series.)





1848 - February (vol. XXXII, no. 2)

  • Misc - "Marginalia" (first printing of this installment. This is the fifth of the installments to appear in Graham's, and the eleventh of the full series.)





1848 - March (vol. XXXII, no. 3)

  • Misc - "Marginalia" (first printing of this installment. This is the sixth and final of the installments to appear in Graham's, and the twelfth of the full series. The remaining five installments appeared in The Southern Literary Messenger.)









Vol. XXXIV (January - June, 1849)




1849 - April (vol. XXXIV, no. 4)

  • Criticism - Review of New Books
    • Review of Mrs. S. Anna Lewis - The Child of the Sea





1849 - May (vol. XXXIV, no. 5)

  • Misc - "Fifty Suggestions" (part I)





1849 - June (vol. XXXIV, no. 6)

  • Misc - "Fifty Suggestions" (part II)









Vol. XXXVI (January - June, 1850)




1850 - January (vol. XXXVI, no. 1)

  • Article - "About Critics and Criticism"  (Signed as, "By the Late Edgar Allan Poe")  (pp. 49-51)









Vol. XLIV (January - June, 1854)




1854 - February (vol. XLIV, no. 2)

  • Poem - "Annabel Lee" (p. 225)  (This poem is reprinted as part of G. R. Graham's article on "The Genius and Character of the Late Edgar Allan Poe," pp. 216-225.)












Notes:

A few reviews from the issues for January, February and March of 1841 have been attributed to Poe by such scholars as James A. Harrison. These reviews, however, are generally considered too early to be by Poe, whose association with Graham's did not begin until after the March issue was already at the printer. These reviews may have been written by the same reviewer who had previously worked for the Casket.







 
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