Check List of the Correspondence of Edgar Allan Poe — Part IV: 1845-1847


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1845 - [early]

RCL-512  

[Poe to G. R. Graham. Moved to RCL-457a.]

1845 - January 4  (letter text)

RCL-513  

Poe (NY, NY) to G. Bush (NY, NY). Libbie sale (Maxwell), 24 April 1895, item 647, cited; T. F. Madigan (NY) cat. 1939, item 117; Quinn, p. 420; L [1948], 1:273; L [1966], 2:709. MS at TxU-Hu. (Formerly in the collections of T. F. Madigan and Wm. H. Koester.) SH $32.50 (1895). (LTR48-188 // RCL41-436; RCL48-513.)

1845 - January 4  (letter text)

RCL-514  

Poe (NY, NY) to F. W. Thomas (Washington, DC). Anderson sale (Haber) 9 December 1909, item 290; Anderson sale (Emmet) 4 Dec 1922, item 346; Quinn, p. 435; L [1948], 1:274-275. MS at CSmH (HM 21866). SH $96 (1909); $140 (1922). (LTR48-189 // RCL41-435; RCL48-514.)

1845 - January 5 - May 3

RCL-515  

F. W. Thomas (Washington, DC) to Poe (NY, NY) (two letters). Cited in Poe to F. W. Thomas, 4 May 1845 (RCL-535). (RCL48-515.)

1845 - January 12

RCL-515a

A. M. Ide, Jr. (South Attleboro, MA) to Poe (NY, NY). Cited in Poe to A. M. Ide. Jr., 25 January 1845 (RCL-518a). (RCL08-515a.)

1845 - January 14  (letter text)

RCL-516  

R. W. Griswold (NY, NY) to Poe (NY, NY). G [Memoir] 3:vi (1850), and 1:xxii (1853) (significantly altered, and dated 11 January 1845); H [Works], 17:197-198 (prints both the MS and the Griswold text, thinking them two letters); Phillips, 2:933 (excerpts); Quinn, p. 444. MS at MB (Griswold). (RCL41-440; RCL48-516.)

1845 - January 16  (letter text)

RCL-517  

Poe (NY, NY) to R. W. Griswold (NY, NY). G [Memoir] 3:vi (1850), and 3:xxii (1853); H [Works], 17:198; Phillips, 2:934 (excerpts); Quinn, p. 445; L [1948], 1:275-276. MS at MB (Griswold). (LTR48-190 // RCL41-441; RCL48-517.)

1845 - January 17 or 18  (letter text)

RCL-517a

E. A. Duyckinck (NY, NY) to Poe (NY, NY). The Poe Log, p. 489. Perhaps the only Duyckinck to Poe letter (copy) extant. James B. Reece, in his dissertation on “Poe and the NY Literati” (p. 90), establishes the date of this letter based on the associated correction printed by Poe in the NY Evening Mirror for 18 January 1845. MS unlocated; copy at NN (in a notebook among the Duyckinck papers). (RCL81-544e; RCL08-517a.)

1845 - January 25

RCL-518  

Poe (NY, NY) to R. H. Horne (London, England). Cited in R. H. Horne to Poe, 17 May 1845 (RCL-538). (RCL41-442; RCL48-518.)

1845 - January 25  (letter text)

RCL-518a

Poe (NY, NY) to A. M. Ide, Jr. (South Attleboro, MA). Skinner, Inc. (Boston, MA) sale, 10 November 2001, item 76 (F); RALS (2003), 28:40-41, 42-44 (F). MS in the collection of Mrs. S. J. Tane (previously owned by descendants of Ide). SH $34,500 (2001). (LTR08-190a // RCL41-433; RCL48-522; RCL08-518a.)

1845 - before January 28

RCL-519  

Wm. Duane (Philadelphia, PA) to Poe (NY, NY). Implied in Poe to Wm. Duane, 28 January 1845 (RCL-520). (RCL41-443 and CL41-445; RCL48-519 and CL48-[518a].)

1845 - January 28  (letter text)

RCL-520  

Poe (NY, NY) to Wm. Duane, Jr. (Philadelphia, PA). W [1885], pp. 205-206; Catalogue of the Collection of Autographs Formed by F. J. Dreer, 1893, 2:39, cited; H [Works], 17:199 (summary); W [1909], 2:367; L [1948], 1:276. MS at PHi. (LTR48-191 // RCL41-444; RCL48-520.)

1845 - [February 3]  (letter text)

RCL-521  

Poe (NY, NY) to J. A. Shea (NY, NY). H [Works], 1:218 (from an unidentified newspaper clipping); Whitty [1911], p. 194; L [1948], 1:279; TOM [Poems], between 1:52-53 (F). MS at NNPM (MA 621, purchased in 1909). (LTR48-192 // RCL41-509; RCL48-521 and CL48-[525a].)

1845 - before February 16

RCL-522  

[Poe to A. M. Ide, Jr. Moved to RCL-518a.]

1845 - February 16  (letter text)

RCL-523  

A. M. Ide, Jr. (South Attleboro, MA) to Poe (NY, NY). MS at MB (Griswold). (RCL41-446; RCL48-523.)

1845 - February 18  (letter text)

RCL-523a

Poe (NY, NY) to E. A. Duyckinck (NY, NY). MS owned by Bauman Rare Books and Peter L. Stern Books. Listed in their sales catalog (Summer 2006) for $65,000. (LTR08-192a // RCL08-523a.)

1845 - February 24  (letter text)

RCL-524  

Poe (NY, NY) to R. W. Griswold (Philadelphia, PA). G [Memoir], 3:vi (1850), and 3:xxii (1853) (altered); H [Works], 17:200-201 (thinking the MS and Griswold’s text to be two letters, prints both); Phillips, 2:948-949 (excerpts); Quinn, pp. 446-448 (F); L [1948], 1:279-280. MS at MB (Griswold). (LTR48-193 // RCL41-447; RCL48-524 and CL48-[524a].)

1845 - February (?)  (letter text)

RCL-525  

Poe (NY, NY) to B. B. Minor (Richmond, VA). Cited by H [Works], 1:220-221; Phillips 2:950. No direct printing or MS known. A fragment of one brief phrase is quoted in Richmond Times, February 17, 1895, clipping at ViU (Ingram, item 886), and repeated in B. B. Minor, The SLM 1834-1864, NY and Washington: The Neale Publishing Company, 1905, pp. 138-139. (LTR08-193a // RCL41-448; RCL48-525.)

1845 - [March 1] (Saturday morning)  (letter text)

RCL-526  

Wm. M. Gillespie (NY, NY) to Poe (NY, NY). MS at MB (Griswold). (RCL41-449; RCL48-526 and CL48-[830o].)

1845 - (after February 28 - possibly March 6) Thursday Evening  (letter text)

RCL-526a

Poe (NY, NY) to Wm. M. Gillespie (NY, NY). L [1948], 1:306. [Possibly a “thank you” for a social invitation from Mrs. Osgood, whom he flattered in regard to her poems in a lecture, 28 February 1845.] MS unlocated. (Formerly in the collection of Miss Helen Ingersoll/Tetlow, and at one time on deposit at Longfellow House.) (LTR48-220b; LTR08-193b // RCL48-602b; RCL81-526a.)

1845 - about March

RCL-526b

B. B. Minor (Richmond, VA) to Poe (NY, NY). Implied by Minor’s notice in April SLM and Minor’s recollections in The SLM 1834-1864 (NY: Neale, 1905) p. 140. (RCL08-526b.)

1845 - March 8  (letter text)

RCL-527  

Poe (NY, NY) to Editor of BJ (NY, NY). BJ (8 March 1845) 1:159; Ingram, 1:292-293; L [1948], 1:280-282; Writings 3:35 (F of BJ printing). Because Poe was himself one of the editors of the BJ at this point, the present item might be better described as a signed editorial. (LTR48-194 // RCL41-450; RCL48-527.)

1845 - March 10  (letter text)

RCL-527a

Poe (NY, NY) to G. R. Graham (Philadelphia, PA). American Literature. (March 1957) 29:83-84; L [1966], 2:710-711. MS at TxU-Hu. (LTR66-194a // RCL66-527a.)

1845 - March 15  (letter text)

RCL-528  

Mrs. M. E. Hewitt (NY, NY) to Poe (NY, NY). TOM [HP], pp. 116-117. MS at MB (Griswold). (RCL41-451; RCL48-528.)

1845 - March 17  (letter text)

RCL-529  

Poe (NY, NY) to J. Hunt, Jr. (Ithaca, NY). Bainbridge Eagle (Bainbridge, NY) (29 April 1845) 1:2-3; Century Magazine (February 1903), 65:550; Phillips, 2:974-975; Quinn, p. 456; L [1948], 1:282-284; Chase & Parks, 1:89-91. MS at CSmH (HM 24213). (LTR48-195 // RCL41-452; RCL48-529.)

1845 - March 20  (letter text)

RCL-530  

Poe (NY, NY) to Mrs. M. E. Hewitt (NY, NY). Charles Hamilton Autographs cat., no. 60 (3 August 1972), item 123-A (F); L [1974], p. 523-524. MS unlocated. SH $55 (1953); $3,300 (1972). (LTR74-195a // RCL41-455; RCL48-532; RCL74-530.)

1845 - March 20  (letter text)

RCL-531  

Poe (NY, NY) to Mrs. A. C. Mowatt (?) (NY, NY). Parke-Bernet sale, 27 October 1953, item 39; L [1966], 2:711-712 and L [1974], p. 524-525. At one point, the correspondent was thought to be M. E. Hewitt, but Ostrom later argued that Mowatt is more likely. MS-fragment at TxU-Hu (formerly in the collection of Wm. H. Koester). SH $55 (1953). (LTR66-195a; LTR74-195b // RCL41-453; RCL48-530; RCL74-531.)

1845 - [March 20] Thursday Evening  (letter text)

RCL-532  

Mrs. A. C. Mowatt (NY, NY) to Poe (NY, NY). H [Works], 17:207-208; American Literature (March 1957) 29:83-84. MS at MB (Griswold). (RCL41-454; RCL48-531 and CL48-[533a]; RCL74-532.)

1845 - March 21  (letter text)

RCL-533  

Mrs. M. E. Hewitt (NY, NY) to Poe (NY, NY). TOM [HP], pp. 117-118. MS at MB (Griswold). (RCL41-456; RCL48-533.)

1845 - April 2

RCL-533a

Poe (NY, NY) to W. Dinneford (NY, NY). Cited in W. Dinneford to Poe, 15 April 1845 (RCL-533b). This letter was first noted, in Writings, 4:75. (RCL08-533a.)

1845 - April 15  (letter text)

RCL-533b

W. Dinneford (NY, NY) to Poe (NY, NY). BJ, April 19, 1845, p. 251. (See CL-533a.) (RCL08-533b.)

1849 - April 19  (letter text)

RCL-534  

Poe (NY, NY) to R. W. Griswold (Philadelphia, PA). H [Works], 17:202-203; Quinn, pp. 449-450; L [1948], 1:284-286. Altered version printed in Griswold, preface, (1850) 3:vi and (1853) 1:xxii, reprinted by H [Works], 17:169-170, misdated as 1844. MS at MB (Griswold). (LTR48-196 // RCL41-457 and CL41-432; RCL48-534.)

1845 - [May 4]  (letter text)

RCL-535  

Poe (NY, NY) to F. W. Thomas (Washington, DC). Century Magazine (October 1894), 48:863; H [Works], 17:203-205; W [1909], 2:133-135; Phillips, 2:1009-1010 (partial); L [1948], 1:286-287. MS at MB (Griswold). (LTR48-197 // RCL41-458; RCL48-535.)

1845 - May 12  (letter text)

RCL-536  

F. W. Thomas (Washington, DC) to Poe (NY, NY). Phillips, 2:1010 (excerpts). MS at MB (Griswold). (RCL41-459; RCL48-536.)

1845 - May 14  (letter text)

RCL-537  

Poe (NY, NY) to F. W. Thomas (Washington, DC). Bangs sale (Griswold), 11 April 1896, item 104 (1 sentence quoted); Phillips, 2:1010; Am. Art Assoc. sale (Burgess), 16-17 December 1929, item 285 (F); L [1948], 1:288-289. MS at TxU-Hu. (Formerly in the collection of Wm. H. Koester). SH $38 (1896); $1500 (1929). (LTR48-198 // RCL41-460; RCL48-537.)

1845 - May 17  (letter text)

RCL-538  

R. H. Horne (London, England) to Poe (NY, NY). Century Magazine (October 1894), 48:858-859; H [Works], 17:208-210; W [1909], 2:116-119. MS at MB (Griswold). (RCL41-461; RCL48-538.)

1845 - May 24

RCL-539  

J. Keese (NY, NY) to Poe (NY, NY). Cited in Poe to J. Keese, 26 May 1845 (RCL-540). (RCL48-539.)

1845 - May 26  (letter text)

RCL-540  

Poe (NY, NY) to J. Keese (NY, NY). J. F. Drake cat no. 237, 1934, item 233, cited; Am. Art Assoc. sale (Haber), 13-14 November 1935, item 299 (omitting salutation and close); L [1948], 1:289. MS at TxU-Hu (formerly in the collection of Wm. H. Koester). SH $285 (1935). (LTR48-199 // RCL41-462; RCL48-540.)

1845 - May 29  (letter text)

RCL-541  

Mrs. M. E. Hewitt (NY, NY) to Poe (NY, NY). TOM [HP], p. 118. MS at MB (Griswold). (RCL41-463; RCL48-541.)

1845 - about May - June

RCL-542  

R. H. Stoddard (NY, NY) to Poe (NY, NY) (with MS of Stoddard’s “Ode on a Grecian Flute”). Cited in Stoddard, “EAP,” Harper’s Monthly (September 1872) 45:565; Stoddard, Recollections, ed. Ripley Hitchcock (NY: A. S. Barnes, 1903), p. 146. The Poe Log dates this letter as early July. (RCL41-464; RCL48-542.)

1845 - June 1  (letter text)

RCL-543  

A. M. Ide, Jr. (South Attleboro, MA) to Poe (NY, NY). MS at MB (Griswold). (RCL41-465; RCL48-543.)

1845 - June 9  (letter text)

RCL-544  

Poe (NY, NY) to J. Keese (NY, NY). Am. Art Assoc. sale (Wakeman), 29 April 1924, item 944 (misdated as 1844); L [1948], 1:289-290. MS at TxU-Hu (formerly in the collection of G. B. McCutcheon, sold by J. F. Drake, Inc., tipped in a copy of American Review, February 1845; later in the collection of Wm. H. Koester). SH $100 (1924). (LTR48-200 // RCL41-405; RCL48-544 and CL48-[487a].)

1845 - before June 20

RCL-544a

C. E. West (NY) to Poe (NY, NY) (two letters). Cited in Poe to C. E. West, 20 June 1845 (RCL-544b). (RCL74-544a.)

1845 - June 20  (letter text)

RCL-544b

Poe (NY, NY) to C. E. West (NY, NY). The Muse Anthology of Modern Poetry: Poe Memorial Edition, NY: Carlyle Straub, 1938, “addenda,” item 2 (F); TOM [Poems] 1:397-398; L [1974], p. 525-526. MS at NNYSL (given by Christian Zabriskie in 1944). (LTR74-200a // RCL74-544b.)

1845 - after June 20 (?)

RCL-544c

C. E. West (NY, NY) to Poe (NY, NY). Implied by Poe to C. E. West, 20 June 1845 (RCL-544b), which requests a reply. (RCL74-544c.)

1845 - June 25  (letter text)

RCL-544d

Miss A. C. Lynch (NY, NY) to Poe (NY, NY). MS on deposit at ViRP. (RCL81-544d.)

1845 - [early 1845]

RCL-544e

[E. A. Duyckinck to Poe. Moved to RCL-517a.]

1845 - [June 26] Thursday morning  (letter text)

RCL-545  

Poe (NY, NY) to E. A. Duyckinck (NY, NY) (often misdated as “November 13? 1845”). NYPL Bltn. (January 1902) 6:8; W [1909], 2:156-157; H [Works], 17:222-223; Phillips, 2:1070 (excerpts); Quinn, pp. 493-494; L [1948], 1:290. Date corrected by TOM [RAOP], p. xii. MS at NN. (LTR48-201 // RCL41-495; RCL48-545 and CL48-[583a].)

1845 - before June 27

RCL-546  

Poe (NY, NY) to Miss A. C. Lynch (NY, NY). Cited in Miss A. C. Lynch to Poe, 27 June 1845 (RCL-547). (RCL48-546; RCL66-546.)

1845 - [June 27] Friday morning  (letter text)

RCL-547  

Miss A. C. Lynch (NY, NY) to Poe (NY, NY). H [Works], 17:258-259 (erroneously implied as 1846); Phillips, 2:1095 (excerpts); The Poe Log, p. 542. MS at MB (Griswold). (RCL41-466; RCL48-547, CL48-602d and CL48-[830a]; RCL66-547.)

1845 - [June - July?]  (letter text)

RCL-547a

T. H. Chivers (NY, NY) to Poe (NY, NY). Cited in Poe to T. H. Chivers, June - July ? 1845 (RCL-547b). Chivers' letter seems not to be CL-556. The inclusive dates, not necessarily accurate, are based on fragments in the Chivers Papers (CSmH, HM 24238 and others). (Formerly, CL-547a and CL-547b were combined as CL-547a.) (RCL48-547a.)

1845 - [June - July?]  (letter text)

RCL-547b

Poe (NY, NY) to T. H. Chivers (NY, NY). Chase & Parks, pp. 37—38 (where it is dated as 15 August 1845). The Poe letter seems to have been composed by Chivers from memory. The approximate dating suggests the period while Poe lived at 195 East Broadway, NY (see CL-545, CL-554, CL-583.) MS unlocated; Chivers' copy of MS at NcD (Chivers collection). (LTR08-201a // RCL08-547b, formerly combined as CL-547a.)

1845 - [June - July?]

RCL-547c

F. S. Osgood (Providence, RI) to Poe (NY, NY). Implied by Poe’s comment to Chivers, recorded in Chivers’ Life of Poe, ed. R. B. Davis (NY: E. P. Dutton, 1952), p. 60. (RCL08-547c.)

1845 - before July 5  (letter text)

RCL-548  

Poe (office of BJ, NY, NY) to E. J. Thomas (NY, NY). Philadelphia Spirit of the Times (10 July 1846) 16:1, cols. 4-6; Ingram, 2:84; H [Works], 17:250-251; Phillips, 2:1158; L [1948], 1:290-291. (LTR48-202 // RCL41-467 and CL41-540; RCL48-548, CL48-[547a] and CL48-[644b].)

1845 - July 5  (letter text)

RCL-549  

E. J. Thomas (NY, NY) to Poe (NY, NY). Philadelphia Spirit of the Times (10 July 1846) 16:1, cols. 4-6; Ingram, 2:85; H [Works], 17:251; Phillips, 2:1158-1159; Allen, 2:708. (RCL41-468 and CL41-541; RCL48-549 and CL48-[644c].)

1845 - July 10  (letter text)

RCL-550  

F. W. Thomas (Washington, DC) to Poe (NY, NY). MS at MB (Griswold). (RCL41-469; RCL48-550.)

1845 - about July 15

RCL-551  

T. W. Field (NY, NY) to Poe (NY, NY). Cited in Poe to T. W. Field, 9 August 1845 (RCL-554). (RCL41-[A35]; RCL48-551.)

1845 - July 17  (letter text)

RCL-551a

Miss A. C. Lynch (NY, NY) to Poe (NY, NY). MS at NNPM (MA 2279). (RCL81-551a.)

1845 - about July

RCL-552  

N. Poe (Baltimore, MD) to Poe (NY, NY). Cited in Poe to N. Poe, 8 August 1845 (RCL-553). (RCL41-470; RCL48-552.)

1845 - August 8  (letter text)

RCL-553  

Poe (NY, NY) to N. Poe (Baltimore, MD). W [1909], 2:373-374; Quinn & Hart, p. 22; L l:291-292. MS at MdBE (Amelia F. Poe). (LTR48-203 // RCL41-471; RCL48-553.)

1845 - after August 2  (letter text)

RCL-553a

T. H. Chivers (NY, NY) to Poe (NY, NY) (with MS of Chivers' play “Leoni, or the Orphan of Venice”). Chase & Parks, 1:38-39, where it is dated as after July 18, although with the note that it is “extremely uncertain.” The rough dating is established by an apparent reference to a review printed in the BJ (2 August 1845) 2:55-56. MS at CSmH (HM 24283). (RCL08-553a.)

1845 - August 9  (letter text)

RCL-554  

Poe (NY, NY) to T. W. Field (NY, NY). W. E. Benjamin, A Catalogue of Autograph Letters, no. 30 (April 1890), cover (F) (a copy of cat. at MWA); Munsey’s Magazine, July 1897, 17:527 (F); Phillips, 2:1034; L [1948], 1:292; Sotheby’s (NY) sale (Martin), 30-31 January 1990, item 2220 (with CL-147 and CL-164); 19th Century Shop cat., 9 May, 1992, item 60 (F); Sothbey's (NY), 3 June 2014 (lot 132). MS unlocated. (A forged copy of the MS is at TxU-Hu.) SH $47,500 (1990); $15,000 (1992); est. $7,000-10,000 (2014). (LTR48-204 // RCL41-472; RCL48-554.)

1845 - August 9  (letter text)

RCL-555  

Miss. M. Fuller (NY, NY) to Poe (NY, NY). Phillips, 2:1166-1167; see also L [1974], p. 526-527. TOM interpreted the “X” as Fuller’s “famous asterisk.” Not in Margaret Fuller’s hand, but possibly by an amanuensis to keep Fuller’s incognito consistent with the “X”-signature of the letter. Poe, however, docketed the letter “Miss Fuller.” Still, R. N. Hudspeth, “A Calendar of the Letters of Margaret Fuller,” SAR 1977, ed. J. Myerson (Boston: Twayne, 1978), p. 135, omits the letter. MS not at MB; thus unlocated. (RCL41-473; RCL48-555; RCL66-555; RCL74-555.)

1845 - August 10

RCL-556  

T. H. Chivers (Philadelphia, PA) to Poe (NY, NY). Cited in T. H. Chivers to Poe, 9 September 1845 (RCL-564). The date of the letter is fixed by an entry on Poe’s “Memoranda” of the subscribers and contributors to his Penn/Stylus Magazine. On this list, Poe writes the comment: “When I write to Chivers, ask him what are the names in his letter of August 10.45.” Chivers' letter apparently contained the names of six potential subscribers, whose names on Poe’s list are bracketed, with the note: “see Chivers August 10/45.” This item was previously dated as “before August 11.” (RCL41-477; RCL48-556 and CL48-[561a].)

1845 - August 11

RCL-557  

T. H. Chivers (Oaky Grove, GA) to Poe (NY, NY). Implied in Poe to T. H. Chivers, 29 August 1845 (RCL-563) and cited in T. H. Chivers to Poe, 9 September 1845 (RCL-564). (RCL48-557 and CL48-[561b].)

1845 - August 11  (letter text)

RCL-558  

Poe (NY, NY) to T. H. Chivers (Oaky Grove, GA). NY Observer (26 April 1900) p. 528; W [1909], 2:153; L [1948], 1:292-293; Chase & Parks, pp. 40-41. This is the letter cited in Poe to T. H. Chivers, 29 August 1845 (RCL-563). MS at CSmH (HM 21863). (LTR48-205 // RCL41-474 and CL41-478; RCL48-558.)

1845 - August 14, Thursday Morning  (letter text)

RCL-559  

L. Osborn (NY, NY) to Poe (NY, NY). Anderson sale (Haber), 7-8 December 1909, part 2, item 1316; and subsequent sales along with CL-560. MS at PP (Gimbel) (lacking the signature). (RCL41-475; RCL48-559.)

1845 - August 15  (letter text)

RCL-560  

Poe (NY, NY) to L. Osborn (NY, NY). Henkels sale, 8-10 May 1895, item 290, cited; Anderson sale (Haber), 7-8 December 1909, part 2, item 1316; L [1948], 1:293-295; L [1974], p. 527-528; Charles Hamilton Autographs sale (cat. 36), 18 September 1969 (F of page 2); Sotheby’s sale (NY), 20 November 1974, item 370. MS at PP (Gimbel). SH (with CL-559) $30 (1895); $180 (1909); $12,000 (1969, offered at $6,500); $8,500 (1974); $10,500 (1977). (LTR48-206 // RCL41-476; RCL48-560.)

1845 - August 16  (letter text)

RCL-561  

L. Osborn (NY, NY) to Poe (NY, NY). Bangs sale (Griswold), 11 April 1896, item 75, cited. MS at RPB (given by TOM on January 26, 1965). (RCL48-561.)

1845 - before August 23

RCL-561a

Poe (NY, NY) to B. B. Minor (Richmond, VA) Cited in L. Minor to J. Bisco, August 23, 1845 (RF-10): “Mr. Poe wrote me that you had paid him $10. for contributions to the Messenger. You did right in that instance. But hereafter, please pay no money to anyone for me, without my order. The arrangement I contemplated making with Mr. Poe was never consummated. His engagements with the B. Journal prevented his giving his attention to the Messenger, without making the two works too similar in their critical departments, for separate publications.” No direct printing or MS of Poe’s letter is known. The $10 to which Minor refers is probably documented by the second of four receipts Poe signed to J. Bisco, a receipt dated April 7, 1845, included with Minor’s letter in a 1941 auction. (RCL08-561a.)

1845 - August 25

RCL-562  

T. H. Chivers (Oaky Grove, GA) to Poe (NY, NY). Cited in Poe to T. H. Chivers, 29 August 1845 (RCL-563). (RCL41-479; RCL48-562.)

1845 - August 29  (letter text)

RCL-563  

Poe (NY, NY) to T. H. Chivers (Oaky Grove, GA). Century Magazine (February 1903), 65:545-546; L [1948], 1:295-297; Chase & Parks, 1:42-44. MS at CSmH (HM 24214). (LTR48-207 // RCL41-480; RCL48-563.)

1845 - before August 30

RCL-563a

A. M. Ide (South Attleboro, MA) to Poe (NY, NY) (as editor). Cited in BJ (30 August 1845) 2:126: “We are somewhat at a loss to comprehend A. M. J. [sic] of Attleboro'. To what previous poems does he allude? We thank him cordially for his last favor. It shall appear forthwith. The rhythmical information desired is unattainable in book form. See meanwhile one of the three numbers (we believe the third) of 'The Pioneer' published at Boston by Mr. Lowell.” Since the contents of A. M. Ide, Jr. to J. Bisco, 13 August 1845 (RF-9) seem not to fit the editorial inquiry of the BJ, this is presumably a different letter. The article referred to on “rhythmical information” is Poe’s “Notes Upon English Verse,” Pioneer (March 1843). Ide probably sent his poem “The Village Street,” which appeared not directly in the next, but as the first item in the following issue, 13 September 1845, 2:145. (RCL08-563a.)

1845 - September 9  (letter text)

RCL-564  

T. H. Chivers (Oaky Grove, GA) to Poe (NY, NY). H [Works], 17:210-215; Damon, Chivers, Friend of Poe (1930) facing p. 150 (F of last page, with address). Chase & Parks, 1:51-56. MS at MB (Griswold, item 174). (RCL41-481; RCL48-564.)

1845 - [September] 10, Wednesday  (letter text)

RCL-565  

Poe (NY, NY) to E. A. Duyckinck (NY, NY). NYPL Bltn. (January 1902) 6:7; H [Works], 17:215-216; Quinn, p. 481; L [1948], 1:297. MS at NN (Duyckinck). (LTR48-208 // RCL41-482; RCL48-565.)

1845 - September 10

RCL-566  

E. A. Duyckinck (NY, NY) to Poe (NY, NY). Cited in Poe to E. A. Duyckinck, 11 September 1845 (RCL-567). (RCL48-566.)

1845 - [September 11] Thursday morning  (letter text)

RCL-567  

Poe (NY, NY) to E. A. Duyckinck (NY, NY). Henkels sale, 16 January 1920, item 219; Anderson sale (Patterson), 15 May 1922, item 512, cited. TOM [RAOP], 1942, p. vii; L [1948], 1:297. MS unlocated; transcript by TOM at NN. SH $230 (1920); $65 (1922). (LTR48-209 // RCL41-721; RCL48-567 and CL48-[830d].)

1845 - [September 11 (?) Thursday afternoon]

RCL-567a

[Poe to E. A. Duyckinck. Moved to SP-81.]

1845 - September 28  (letter text)

RCL-568  

Poe (NY, NY) to R. W. Griswold (Philadelphia, PA). TOM [RAOP] p. viii; L [1948], 1:298. MS at MB (Griswold). (LTR48-210 // RCL41-483; RCL48-568.)

1845 - September 29  (letter text)

RCL-569  

F. W. Thomas (Washington, DC) to Poe (NY, NY). MS at MB (Griswold). (RCL41-484; RCL48-569.)

1845 - after September 29

RCL-569a

Poe (NY, NY) to F. W. Thomas (Washington, DC). Cited in Poe to F. W. Thomas, 24 August 1845 (RCL-655a). (RCL08-569a.)

1845 - September-October (?)

RCL-570  

Boston Lyceum Committee (Boston, MA) to Poe (NY, NY) (two letters). Implied in Phillips, 2:1050-1051. No extant letter, MS or printing; but reasonable. Phillips’ information is based on N. W. Coffin, “A Remembrance of EAP,” Boston Journal (5 December 1868). (RCL48-570.)

1845 - September-October (?)

RCL-571  

Poe (NY, NY) to Boston Lyceum Committee (Boston, MA). Implied in Phillips, 2:1050 (see CL-570). (RCL48-571.)

1845 - September-October (?)  (letter text)

RCL-571a

Poe (NY, NY) and Mrs. F. S. Osgood (NY, NY). Implied in Phillips 2:1051, but questionable. Fragment quoted by G [Memoir] 3:xxii (1850) and 1:xxxviii (1853). (LTR08-210a // RCL81-571a.)

1845 - September-October (?)

RCL-571b

Mrs. F. S. Osgood (NY, NY) to Poe (NY, NY). Implied in Phillips 2:1051, but questionable (see CL-571a). (RCL08-571b, formerly combined as CL81-571a.)

1845 - October 1  (letter text)

RCL-572  

L. Osborn (NY, NY) to Poe (NY, NY). Bangs sale (Griswold), 11 April 1896, item 76, cited; Am. Art Assoc. sale (Burgess), 16-17 December 1929, item 289, cited. MS unlocated (owned by TOM as late as 1965.) (RCL48-572.)

1845 - October 11  (letter text)

RCL-572a

E. S. (Derby, CT) to Poe (NY, NY, as editor of the BJ). BJ (25 October 1845) 2:248. (This letter replies to the charge of plagiarism made by Poe in his unsigned article on J. P. Webster, published in the BJ of 4 October 1845, 2:198-199. The identity of “E. S.” is unknown.) (CL08-572a.)

1845 - before October 16 (?)

RCL-572b

T. H. Chivers (Oaky Grove, Washington, GA) to Poe (NY, NY). Chase & Parks, pp. 56-57. A fragment of a draft, addressed but possibly not sent. The date is based on a reference to Poe’s Boston lecture of 16 October 1845. MS-fragment at CSmH (HM 24238). (RCL08-572b.)

1845 - about October 20

RCL-573  

Mrs. S. J. Hale (Philadelphia, PA) to Poe (NY, NY). Cited in Poe to Mrs. S. J. Hale, 26 October 1845 (RCL-575). (RCL41-486; RCL48-573.)

1845 - October 20  (letter text)

RCL-573a

Wm. W. Caldwell, Jr. (Newburyport, MA) to Poe (NY, NY). The Poe Log, p. 580 (excerpts). MS at ViRP. (RCL08-573a.)

1845 - October 26  (letter text)

RCL-574  

Poe (NY, NY) to R. W. Griswold (Philadelphia, PA). G [Memoir] 3:vi (1850) and 1:xxii (1853); H [Works], 17:216; Phillips, 2:1065 (partial); L [1948], 1:298. Both G [Memoir] and H [Works], print the letter without the postscript. MS at MB (Griswold). (LTR48-211 // RCL41-487 and CL41-[A36]; RCL48-574.)

1845 - October 26  (letter text)

RCL-575  

Poe (NY, NY) to Mrs. S. J. Hale (Philadelphia, PA). Am. Art Assoc. sale (Haber), 13-14 November 1935, item 300 (F); Phillips, 2:1067 (excerpts); L [1948], 1:298-299. MS at TxU-Hu (formerly in the collections of G. B. McCutcheon and Wm. H. Koester). SH $385 (1935). (LTR48-212 // RCL41-488; RCL48-575.)

1845 - October 26  (letter text)

RCL-576  

Poe (NY, NY) to J. P. Kennedy (Baltimore, MD). H [Works], 17:217; W [1909], 2:153-154; Phillips, 2:1065 (excerpt); L [1948], 1:299-300. MS at MdBJ-P; transcript by A. F. Poe at ViU (Ingram, item 26). (LTR48-213 // RCL41-489; RCL48-576.)

1845 - October 30  (letter text)

RCL-577  

T. H. Chivers (Oaky Grove, GA) to Poe (NY, NY). H [Works], 17:217-220; Chase & Parks, 1:57-61. MS at MB (Griswold, item 175). (Formerly in the collection of C. B. Foote.) (RCL41-490 and CL41-485; RCL48-577, CL48-[569a] and CL48-[577a].)

1845 - October

RCL-578  

L. Osborn (NY, NY) to Poe (NY, NY). Cited in Bangs sale (Griswold), 11 April 1896, item 77, where it is described as “speaks of his comedy, and wants the numbers of the 'Journal' in which it appeared laid aside for him.” MS unlocated. (RCL41-491; RCL48-578.)

1845 - before late October

RCL-579  

Mrs. F. S. Osgood (NY, NY) to Poe (NY, NY). Cited in Poe to Mrs. F. S. Osgood, late October 1845 (RCL-580). (RCL48-579.)

1845 - [late October]  (letter text)

RCL-580  

Poe (NY, NY) to Mrs. F. S. Osgood (NY, NY). Bangs sale (Griswold), 11 April 1896, item 103 (1 sentence quoted); Literary Review (5 March 1921) p. 14; Phillips 2:1088; L [1948], 1:300. MS at TxU-Hu. (LTR48-214 // RCL41-508 and CL41-727; RCL48-580, CL48-602c and CL48-[830j].)

1845 - November 10  (letter text)

RCL-581  

Mrs. M. E. Hewitt (NY, NY) to Poe (NY, NY). Phillips, 2:1067 (partial); TOM [HP] p. 119. MS at MB (Griswold). (RCL41-493; RCL48-581.)

1845 - November 12  (letter text)

RCL-582  

L. Osborn (NY, NY) to Poe (NY, NY). Bangs sale (Griswold), 11 April 1896, item 78, cited; NY Herald, 6 November 1921. MS at NjP (given by TOM on July 6, 1960); transcript by TOM at MB. (RCL41-494; RCL48-582; RCL66-582.)

1845 - [November] 13, Thursday morning  (letter text)

RCL-583  

Poe (85 Amity St., NY, NY.) to E. A. Duyckinck (NY, NY). NYPL Bltn. (January 1902) 6:7-8; H [Works], 17:221-222; W [1909], 2:157-159; Phillips, 2:1069-1070 (excerpts); L [1948], 1:300-301. SH $110 (1920). MS at NN (Duyckinck). (LTR48-215 // RCL41-496; RCL48-583.)

1845 - November 14

RCL-584  

Mrs. S. J. Hale (Philadelphia, PA) to Poe (NY, NY). Cited in Poe to Mrs. S. J. Hale, 16 January 1846 (RCL-611). (RCL41-497; RCL48-584.)

1845 - November 15  (letter text)

RCL-585  

Poe (NY, NY) to T. H. Chivers (Oaky Grove, GA). Century Magazine (February 1903), 65:546-547; Quinn, pp. 490-491; L [1948], 1:302-303; Chase & Parks, 1:65-66. MS at CSmH (HM 24215). (LTR48-216 // RCL41-498; RCL48-585 and CL48-[585a].)

1845 after July 14, 1839 - before November 1845

RCL-585a

Poe (Philadelphia or NY) to G. Poe, Jr. (Mobile, AL or Georgetown, DC). Implied in Poe to G. Poe, Jr., 30 November 1845 (RCL-586). (RCL66-585a.)

1845 - before November 30

RCL-585b

G. Poe, Jr. (Mobile, AL, or Georgetown, DC) to Poe (NY, NY). Implied in Poe to G. Poe, Jr., 30 November 1845 (RCL-586). (RCL66-585b; omitted in CL81; RCL08-585b.)

1845 - November 30  (letter text)

RCL-586  

Poe (NY, NY) to G. Poe, Jr. (late of Mobile, AL / Georgetown, DC). H [Works], 17:223-224; Phillips, 2:1071 (excerpts); Quinn & Hart, p. 23; L [1948], 1:303-304. MS at MdBE (Amelia F. Poe). (LTR48-217 // RCL41-499; RCL48-586.)

1845 - November  (letter text)

RCL-587  

Poe (NY, NY) to C. Campbell (Petersburg, VA) (anastatic circular, postmarked December 5, 1845). Circular at NNPM (MA 6043, purchased in 1911). (See also CL-588, 589, 589a, 589b and 590.) (LTR08-217a // RCL41-[A37]; RCL48-587.)

1845 - November  (letter text)

RCL-588  

Poe (NY, NY) to G. Watterston (Washington, DC) (anastatic circular, postmarked December 5, 1845). The South in the Building of the Nation 12:294 (F); L [1948], 1:304. Circular at DLC (Watterston Papers, vol. III). (See also CL-587, etc.) (LTR48-218 // RCL41-500; RCL48-588.)

1845 - November  (letter text)

RCL-589  

Poe (NY, NY) to Wm. Green (Culpeper, C.H., VA) (anastatic circular, postmarked December 5, 1845). Circular at CSmH (Alonzo Brock Papers, BR Box 64). (See also CL-587, etc.) (LTR08-218a // RCL41-501; RCL48-589.)

1845 - November  (letter text)

RCL-589a

Poe (NY, NY) to Wm. P. Smith (Gloucester, C.H., VA) (anastatic circular, postmarked December 8, 1845). Circular at InU (Lilly). (This item is noted by David A. Randall, “The J. K. Lilly Collection of EAP,” The Indiana University Bookman, March 1960, pp. 46-58, item 55, although without mentioning the postmark.) (See also CL-587, etc.) (LTR08-218b // RCL08-589a.)

1845 - November  (letter text)

RCL-589b

Poe (NY, NY) to J. B. Morris (Baltimore, MD) (anastatic circular, postmarked December 8, 1845). Circular at DLC (Banteholder Collection). (See also CL-587, etc.) (LTR08-218c // RCL08-589b.)

1845 - November  (letter text)

RCL-590  

Poe (NY, NY) to — ? (— ?) (anastatic circular). Robertson, EAP: A Study (San Francisco: Bruce Brough, 1921), p. 324 (F); Robertson [Bibliography] 2:230. TOM [Iowa] commented that he thought Dr. Robertson’s facsimile may be based on the Watterson (RCL-588) or Morris (RCL-589b) copies of the letter, both at DLC. Heartman & Canny [1940], p. 75, seems to think they saw another copy. (See also CL-587, etc.) (LTR08-218d // RCL48-590.)

1845 - November 1845 - July 1846

RCL-591  

T. H. Chivers (Oaky Grove, GA) to Poe (NY, NY) (at least six letters). Cited in Poe to T. H. Chivers, 22 July 1846 (RCL-649). (RCL41-502; RCL48-591.)

1845 - December 1  (letter text)

RCL-592  

Poe (NY, NY) to F. Halleck (NY, NY). Wilson, Life & Letters of Halleck, 1869, p. 431; NY Observer, 26 April 1900, p. 528 (with Halleck misspelled as Hallock); Phillips 2:1071; L [1948], 1:304-305. MS unlocated. (LTR48-219 // RCL41-503; RCL48-592.)

1845 - December 1  (letter text)

RCL-593  

J. P. Kennedy (Baltimore, MD) to Poe (NY, NY). H [Works], 17:224-225; W [1909], 2:154-155; Phillips, 2:1065-1066. MS at MB (Griswold). (RCL41-504; RCL48-593.)

1845 - December 10  (letter text)

RCL-594  

Poe (NY, NY) to E. A. Duyckinck (NY, NY). Anderson sale (Lossing), 27 May 1914, item 208 (excerpt); Charles Hamilton cat., no. 82 (14 November 1974), item 289; L [1948], 1:305; Mastronet, Inc., 14 November 2002. Not a fragment, as has been stated. Sometimes misdated as 1846. MS unlocated. (Prior to Mastronet sale, the MS was in the collection of J. Rezniroff of University Archives, another online auction house.) SH $52 (1914); $750 (1974); $10,100 (2002). (LTR48-220 // RCL41-567; RCL48-594 and CL48-[659a].)

1845 - December 11

RCL-594a

J. L. Chester (Philadelphia, PA) to Poe (NY, NY). Cited in Poe to J. L. Chester, 10 January, 1846 (RCL-608a). (RCL08-594a.)

1845 - about December 15  (letter text)

RCL-595  

Mrs. E. F. Ellet (NY, NY) to Poe (NY, NY). MS at MB (Griswold). (RCL48-595.)

1845 - December 16  (letter text)

RCL-596  

R. H. Collyer (Boston, MA) to Poe (NY, NY). BJ (27 December 1845) 2:390; Ingram 2:49-50; H [Works], 17:225-226. MS unlocated. (RCL41-505; RCL48-596.)

1845 - December 16  (letter text)

RCL-597  

Mrs. E. F. Ellet (NY, NY) to Poe (NY, NY). MS at MB (Griswold). (RCL48-597.)

1845 - December 19  (letter text)

RCL-598  

C. G. Percival (Utica, NY) to Poe (NY, NY). Bangs sale (Griswold), 11 April 1896, item 113 1/2, cited. MS at ViU. (RCL48-598.)

1845 - December 21  (letter text)

RCL-599  

G. W. Eveleth (Phillips, ME) to Poe (NY, NY). Bangs sale (Griswold), 11 April 1896, item 112 (one of a collection of 12 letters from Eveleth). TOM [EP] pp. 172-174. MS at NN. (RCL41-506; RCL48-599.)

1845 - December 22  (letter text)

RCL-600  

Mrs. M. E. Hewitt (NY, NY) to Poe (NY, NY). TOM [HP] p. 119. MS at MB (Griswold). (RCL41-507 and CL41-559; RCL48-600.)

1845 - [about 1845 (?)]

RCL-601  

[Poe to N. P. Willis. Moved to RCL-632a.]

1845 - [about 1845]

RCL-602  

[N. P. Willis to Poe. Moved to RCL-632b.]

1845 - [1845] Saturday morning  (letter text)

RCL-602a

Poe (NY, NY) to — ? (— ?). Anderson sale, 14 December 1909, item 467 (in a copy of TG&A); Anderson sale, 17-18 January 1928, item 369 (F) (still in a copy of TG&A); L [1948], 1:305-306. Poe’s correspondent may be E. A. Duyckinck. MS unlocated. SH $80 (1909); $575 (1928). (LTR48-220a // RCL48-602a.)

1845 - [1845]

RCL-602b

[Poe to Wm. Gillespie. Moved to CL-526a.]

1845 - [about 1845 - 1846]  (letter text)

RCL-603  

[Poe to — ?. Moved to SP-86.]

1845- about late 1845 - early 1846

RCL-603a

Poe (NY, NY) to — ? (NY, NY). MS in collection of M. Deas (formerly in the collection of E. W. Evans.) SH $8,000 (2005). (LTR08-221a // RCL08-603a.)



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~~ 1846 ~~

1846 - [January-April 14]

RCL-604  

[P. P. Cooke to Poe (three letters). Moved to CL-618a.]

1846 - January 2  (letter text)

RCL-604a 

Poe (85 Amity St., NY, NY) to N. Poe (Baltimore, MD). Heritage Auction (Beverly Hills, CA), Oct. 8-9, 2014, item 49209 (F). SH est. $20,000-30,000. (LTRnn-221b // RCLnn-604a.)

1846 - January 3  (letter text)

RCL-605  

Poe (85 Amity St., NY, NY) to C. G. Percival (Utica, NY). W [1909], 2:374; Richmond Times-Dispatch, 21 July 1935, sec. 5, p. 15; L [1948], 2:309. MS unlocated; envelope at CSmH (bound with HM 2514). Whitty and Ostrom state that the MS is at ViRVal, but that institution claims no record of the letter. CL41 gives the MS as at ViRP, which also disavows ownership. The envelope was apparently separated from the letter and sold with some other MS, probably the fragments of “Marginalia” M-253-255, from an Am. Art Assoc. sale (Austin), 23 April 1917, item 586, as noted in ABC (1917), p. 1032. (This letter is probably the item noted in the sales catalog of Charles De F. Burns, NY, of March 1882, item 421, where it is dated only as 1846 and described as a 1 page, 4 to. ALS “Relative to analysis and solution of a cryptograph.” It is probably also the same letter as noted in the Sullivan Brothers & Libbie sale (M. M. Jones, of Utica NY), March 22-24, 1881, item 959, with Jones having mostly likely obtained it directly from Percival.) SH $115 (1917, envelope only, with another MS). (LTR48-222 // RCL41-512; RCL48-605.)

1846 - January 5  (letter text)

RCL-606  

G. W. Eveleth (Phillips, ME) to Poe (NY, NY). Bangs sale (Griswold), 11 April 1896, item 112 (one of a collection of 12 letters from Eveleth); TOM [EP], p. 174. MS at NN. SH $9 (1896). (RCL41-513; RCL48-606.)

1846 - January 8  (letter text)

RCL-607  

Poe (NY, NY) to E. A. Duyckinck (NY, NY). NYPL Bltn. (January 1902) 6:8; H [Works], 17:227; Quinn, p. 496; L [1948], 2:309-310. MS at NN. (LTR48-223 // RCL41-514; RCL48-607.)

1846 - before January 10 (?)

RCL-608  

R. Leighton, Jr. (Boston, MA) to Poe (NY, NY) (asking Poe for autograph). Implied in Poe to R. Leighton, Jr., 10 January 1846 (RCL-608b). (RCL41-[A38]; RCL48-608.)

1846 - January 10  (letter text)

RCL-608a

Poe (NY, NY) to J. L. Chester (Philadelphia, PA). The Autograph Bulletin (published by T. F. Madigan), January 1924, item 99; EAP Review (Fall 2001) 2:28. MS unlocated. (LTR08-223a // RCL08-608a.)

1846 - January 10  (letter text)

RCL-608b

Poe (NY, NY) to R. Leighton, Jr. (Boston, MA). Am. Art Assoc. sale (RCLarke), 3 December 1931, item 348; Christie’s (NY) sale (Doheny) 21-22 February 1989, item 2082. MS unlocated. (Formerly in the collection of T. F. Madigan. and at CCamarSJ, but sold at the Doheny auction. It was donated to CCamarSJ by Countess E. Doheny about 1940.) SH $125 (1931); $8,500 (1989). [MS offered for sale for $15,000 in 1994 by J. Maddelena, a California autograph dealer. The sale of the letter was noted in the PSA Newsletter (Fall 1994) 22:4.] (LTR08-223b // RCL41-515; RCL48-610; RCL08-608b.)

1846 - January 10  (letter text)

RCL-609  

Poe (NY, NY) to F. Halleck (NY, NY). L [1948], 2:310. Validity suspected by TOM. MS at TxU-Hu (formerly in the collection of Wm. H. Koester, purchased through J. Flemming of the Rosenbach Co., about 17 May 1945). (LTR48-224 // RCL48-609.)

1846 - [January 10]

RCL-610  

[Poe to R. Leighton, Jr. Moved to RCL-608b to maintain sequence with the printed letters.]

1846 - January 10  (letter text)

RCL-610a

Poe (NY, NY) to C. E. Lester (NY, NY). Parke-Bernet sale (Mercantile Library Association), 20-21 January 1947, item 616; L [1948], 2:310-311. Validity suspected by TOM. MS at TxU-Hu (formerly in the collection of Wm. H. Koester). SH $350 (1947). (LTR48-224a // RCL48-610a.)

1846 - January 12  (letter text)

RCL-610b

Poe (NY, NY) to P. P. Cooke (The Vineyard, near Millwood, Clarke County, VA). No letter; just a cutting from an envelope or address leaf. Only “Jan 12” legible in the postmark. G. A. Baker & Co. sale, 21 October 1941, item 327; L [1974], pp. 528, cited. MS-fragment at TxU-Hu. SH $12 (1941). (LTR74-224b // RCL74-610b.)

1846 - January 10 - April (?)

RCL-610c

A Gentleman (London, England) to Poe (NY, NY). Implied by Poe to a Gentleman (RCL-610d). (RCL74-610c.)

1846 - January 10 - April 11  (letter text)

RCL-610d

Poe (NY, NY) to a Gentleman (London, England). Fragment as first printed in the Popular Record of Modern Science [London], no. 54 (11 April 1846): 225-226; L [1974], p. 528-529. (LTR74-224c // RCL74-610d.)

1846 - January 15  (letter text)

RCL-610e

Poe (NY, NY) to — ? (— ?) [probably L. A. Godey]. A three-line promissory note. MS at MB (Griswold). (PN04-6 // RCL81-610e.)

1846 - January 16  (letter text)

RCL-611  

Poe (NY, NY) to Mrs. S. J. Hale (Philadelphia, PA). Anderson sale (Hale), 25 January 1917, item 51; NY Times, 28 January 1917, p. 14 (in an article by Joyce Kilmer); Phillips, 2:1083; L [1948], 2:311-312. MS at CSmH (HM 24216). SH $295 (1917). (LTR48-225 // RCL41-516; RCL48-611.)

1846 - January 30  (letter text)

RCL-612  

Poe (NY, NY) to — ? (— ?) [possibly E. A. Duyckinck]. L [1948], 2:312-313. Validity suspected by TOM. MS-fragment at InU. (LTR48-226 // RCL48-612.)

1846 - February 26  (letter text)

RCL-613  

A. M. Ide, Jr. (South Attleboro, MA) to Poe (NY, NY). MS at MB (Griswold). (RCL41-517; RCL48-613.)

1846 - before March 19 (?)

RCL-614  

Poe (NY, NY) to C. Dickens (London, England). Implied in C. Dickens to Poe, 19 March 1846 (RCL-615). (RCL48-614.)

1846 - March 19  (letter text)

RCL-615  

C. Dickens (London, England) to Poe (NY, NY). MS at PHi. (RCL48-615.)

1846 - before April 3

RCL-616  

Postmaster (Phillips, ME) to Poe (NY, NY). Cited in G. W. Eveleth to Poe, 3 April 1846 (RCL-617). This is the third letter cited. The other two are CL-599 and CL-606. (RCL41-[A40]; RCL48-616.)

1846 - April 3  (letter text)

RCL-617  

G. W. Eveleth (Phillips, ME) to Poe (NY, NY). Bangs sale (Griswold), 11 April 1896, item 112 (one of a collection of 12 letters from Eveleth); TOM [EP], pp 174-175. MS at NN. (RCL41-519; RCL48-617.)

1846 - April 15 [14]  (letter text)

RCL-618  

Mrs. M. E. Hewitt (NY, NY) to Poe (NY, NY). Phillips, 2:1099 (excerpts); TOM [HP] p. 120. MS at MB (Griswold). (RCL41-520.)

1846 - before April 16

RCL-618a

P. P. Cooke (Millwood, VA) to Poe (NY, NY). Three letters, cited in Poe to P. P. Cooke, 16 April 1846 (RCL-621). (RCL81-618a.)

1846 - before April 16

RCL-619  

Poe (NY, NY) to Wm. T. Porter (NY, NY) (with a MS of P. P. Cooke’s “Turkey-Hunter”). Cited in Poe to P. P. Cooke, 16 April 1846 (RCL-621). Porter was the editor of The Spirit of the Times. (RCL48-619.)

1846 - before April 16

RCL-620  

Wm. T. Porter (NY, NY) to Poe (NY, NY) (returning Cooke’s MS from CL-619). Cited in Poe to P. P. Cooke, 16 April 1846 (RCL-621). (RCL48-620.)

1846 - April 16  (letter text)

RCL-621  

Poe (NY, NY) to P. P. Cooke (Millwood, VA) (misdated by Poe as April 16, 1842). L [1948], 2:313-315; Sotheby’s (NY) sale (Martin), 30-31 January 1990, item 2224 (F of first page). MS at Shapell Manuscript Foundation. SH $22,000 (1990). (LTR48-227 // RCL41-521; RCL48-621 and CL48-362c.)

1846 - April 16  (letter text)

RCL-622  

Poe (NY, NY) to G. W. Eveleth (Phillips, ME). Ingram 2:72; uncertain sale catalog, about Sept. 1885; Literary World, Sept. 5, 1885, 16:304; H [Works], 17:230; Anderson sale (Sanderson), 1 May 1916, item 641; PE, p. 6; Phillips, 2:1100 (excerpts); Am. Art Assoc. sale (Terry), 2-3 May 1934, part 1, item 214 (F); Quinn, p. 521; L [1948], 2:315; Hamilton, Great Forgers & Famous Fakes, 1980, p. 117 (F, as an authentic example of Poe’s handwriting). Poe misspells Eveleth’s name as “Evelett.” MS at TxU-Hu (formerly in the collection of Wm. H. Koester); transcript by J. H. Ingram at ViU (Ingram, item 28). (Note, this one letter was not part of the set of 12 listed in the Bangs sale (Griswold), 11 April 1896, item 112.) SH $20 (1885); $132.50 (1916); $675 (1934). (LTR48-228 // RCL41-522 and CL41-523; RCL48-622.)

1846 - before April 18 (?)

RCL-622a

J. E. Root (Troy, NY) to Poe (NY, NY). Implied by Poe to J. E. Root, 18 April 1846 (RCL-622b). (RCL66-622a.)

1846 - April 18  (letter text)

RCL-622b

Poe (NY, NY) to J. E. Root (Troy, NY). L [1966], 2:713-714. MS at MH-H (given to Harvard on November 1, 1943 by Wm I. Morse). (LTR66-228a // RCL66-622b.)

1846 - April 25

RCL-623  

Miss M. Neal (Portland, ME) to Poe (NY, NY). Cited in Miss M. Neal to Mrs. F. S. Osgood, 25 April 1846 (RF-12). (RCL41-524; RCL48-623.)

before April 28 (?)

RCL-624  

J. A. Maubey [or Marbray ?] (— ?) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA; forwarded to NY, NY). Implied in Poe to J. A. Maubey, 28 April 1846 (RCL-629). (RCL48-624.)

1846 - before April 28

RCL-625  

G. F. Barstow and F. Jewett [for the Societies of the U. of VT, Burlington, VT] to Poe (NY, NY). Cited in Poe to E. A. Duyckinck, 28 April 1846 (RCL-628). (RCL41-528; RCL48-625 and CL48-[630a].)

1846 - April 28  (letter text)

RCL-626  

Poe (NY, NY) to G. F. Barstow and F. Jewett (Societies of the U. of VT, Burlington, VT). American Literature. (January 1961) 32:455; L [1966], 2:714. MS at PP (Gimbel). (LTR66-228b // RCL41-[A41]; RCL48-626.)

1846 - about April 28

RCL-627  

Poe (NY, NY) to J. Keese (NY, NY) (sent via Duyckinck). Cited in Poe to E. A. Duyckinck, 28 April 1846 (RCL-628). (RCL41-[A39]; RCL48-627.)

1846 - April 28  (letter text)

RCL-628  

Poe (NY, NY) to E. A. Duyckinck (NY, NY). NYPL Bltn. (January 1902) 6:8-9; H [Works], 17:230-232; Phillips, 2:1100 (excerpts); L [1948], 2:316-317. MS at NN. (LTR48-229 // RCL41-525; RCL48-628.)

1846 - April 28  (letter text)

RCL-628a

Poe (NY, NY) to L. A. Godey (Philadelphia, PA). L [1974], p. 529-531. MS at PP (Gimbel). (LTR74-229a // RCL41-530; RCL48-633 and CL48-[644a]; RCL74-628a.)

1846 - April 28  (letter text)

RCL-629  

Poe (NY, NY) to J. A. Maubey [or Marbray] (— ?). Anderson sale (Smith), 14 March 1921, item 332 (with the poem “The Toilette” and correspondence relating to it); T. F. Madigan, Autograph Bulletin, April 1922, item 139 (with a portrait of Poe); L [1948], 2:317. MS at TxU-Hu (formerly in the collection of Wm. H. Koester). SH $72.50 (1921). (LTR48-230 // RCL41-526; RCL48-629.)

1846 - April 29 (?)

RCL-629a

Poe (NY, NY) to L. A. Godey (Philadelphia, PA) (with some entries for “The Literati”). Implied in Poe to L. A. Godey, 28 April 1846 (RCL-628a). (RCL74-629a.)

1846 - late April (?)

RCL-629b

Poe (NY, NY) to J. E. Snodgrass (Baltimore, MD). Implied by a notice in Baltimore Saturday Visiter (9 May 1846) closely resembling Poe’s request to Duyckinck in CL-628. (RCL08-629b), but with slightly differing details.

1846 - April  (letter text)

RCL-630  

Miss E. B. Barrett (London, England) to Poe (NY, NY). Century Magazine (October 1894), 48:859; H [Works], 17:229-230; W [1909], 2:163-165; Phillips, 2:1077 (excerpts). MS at NN. (RCL41-527; RCL48-630.)

1846 - May 1

RCL-630a

L. A. Godey (Philadelphia, PA) to Poe (NY, NY). Docketed on Poe’s letter to Godey, 28 April 1846 (RCL-628a). (RCL74-630a.)

1846 - before May 25 (?)

RCL-631  

T. Honland (Cambridge, MA) to Poe (NY, NY). Implied in Poe to T. Honland, 25 May 1846 (RCL-632). (RCL48-631.)

1846 - May 25  (letter text)

RCL-632  

Poe (NY, NY) to T. Honland (Cambridge, MA). Adrian H. Joline, Meditations of an Autograph Collector (NY: Harpers, 1902) p. 159; Anderson sale (Joline), 15 December 1914, item 832, inserted in a copy of W [1909]; L [1948], 2:317. MS unlocated. (LTR48-231 // RCL41-529; RCL48-632.)

1846 - before May 26

RCL-632a

Poe (NY, NY) to N. P. Willis (NY, NY). Implied by N. P. Willis to Poe, 26 May (or later) 1846 (RCL-632b). (RCL41-510; RCL48-601; RCL08-632a.)

1846 - May 26 or later  (letter text)

RCL-632b

N. P. Willis (NY, NY) to Poe (NY, NY). H [Works], 17:206; Phillips 2:1028. MS at MB (Griswold). (RCL41-511; RCL48-602; RCL08-632b.)

1846 - [May (?)]

RCL-633  

[Poe to L. A. Godey. Moved to CL-628a and CL-629a. (Renumbered in CL74-633.)]

1846 - June 6  (letter text)

RCL-633a

Poe (NY, NY) to T. P. Kettell (NY, NY). Offered for private sale in 2004. MS at ViRP. (LTR08-231a // RCL08-633a.)

1846 - June 9  (letter text)

RCL-634  

G. W. Eveleth (Phillips, ME) to Poe (NY, NY). Bangs sale (Griswold), 11 April 1896, item 112 (one of a collection of 12 letters from Eveleth); New Shakespeareana (May-September 1910), vol. IX, nos. 2-3, pp. 58-59; Phillips 2:1100 (excerpts). Cited in Poe to G. W. Eveleth, 15 December 1846 (RCL-660). MS unlocated. (RCL41-532; RCL48-634, CL48-[622a] and CL48-[638a].)

1846 - June 12  (letter text)

RCL-635  

Poe (NY, NY) to Mrs. V. Poe (NY, NY). Appleton’s Journal (May 1878), ns 4:421; Ingram 2:88-89; H [Works], 17:232; W [1909], 2:217; Phillips, 2:1118-1119; L [1948], 2:318. MS unlocated; transcript by Mrs. Houghton (M. L. Shew) at ViU (Ingram, item 29). (The note in H [Works], that the MS was in the Griswold collection seems to be an error.) (LTR48-232 // RCL41-533; RCL48-635.)

1846 - June 15  (letter text)

RCL-636  

Poe (NY, NY) to J. M. Field (St. Louis, MO). Lillian Whiting, Life of Kate Field (1899) pp. 21-22; Anderson sale (Stedman), 24 January 1911, item 2281; Anderson sale (Emmet) 4 December 1922, item 347; Phillips 2:1131-1132; L [1948], 2:318-321. Several paragraphs, adapted from Poe’s letter, were published in the St. Louis Daily Reveillé of 30 June 1846, reprinted in the Weekly Reveillé of 6 July 1846. MS at CSmH (HM 21872). (Formerly in the collections of L. Whiting and K. Field.) SH $490 (1911); $455 (1922). (LTR48-233 // RCL41-534; RCL48-636.)

1846 - before June 16 (?)

RCL-637  

Dickinson College Literary Societies (Carlisle, PA) to Poe (NY, NY). Cited in Poe to — ?, 16 June 1846 (RCL-638). (RCL48-637.)

1846 - June 16  (letter text)

RCL-638  

Poe (NY, NY) to — ? (— ?) (possibly E. A. Duyckinck). Anderson sale (Joline), 15 December 1914, item 832 (prints partial text); Anderson sale (Sanderson), 1-3 May 1916, item 642; L [1948], 2:321 and L [1966], 2:715; S. T. Freeman & Co. (Philadelphia) sale (Snyder), 29 June 1949, item 528 (tipped in Stedman & Woodberry [Works, 1914 reprint], vol. I). At one time, Poe’s correspondent was suggested as Horace Greeley. Validity suspected by TOM. MS at TxU-Hu (formerly in the collection of Wm. H. Koester). SH $125 (1914); $525 (1949). (LTR48-234 // RCL41-535; RCL48-638; RCL66-638.)

1846 - June 17  (letter text)

RCL-639  

N. Hawthorne (Salem, MA) to Poe (NY, NY). Century Magazine (October 1894), 48:860; H [Works], 17:232-233; W [1909], 2:211-212; Phillips, 2:1138; Sotheby’s (NY) sale (Martin), 30-31 January 1990, item 2228 (F). MS unlocated. (RCL41-518 and CL41-537; RCL48-639 and CL48-[613a].)

1846 - about June 24

RCL-639a

L. A. Godey (Philadelphia, PA) to Poe (NY, NY) (enclosing a copy of “Mr. English’s reply to Mr. Poe” from the Morning Telegraph of 23 June 1846). Cited in “Mr. Poe’s Reply to Mr. English and Others,” The Philadelphia Spirit of the Times (10 July 1846) (Poe’s “reply” dated 27 June). Also implied by Poe’s comment in Living Writers that he wrote the reply at Godey’s request (SAR 1991, p. 163). (RCL08-639a.)

1846 - June 27  (letter text)

RCL-640  

Poe (NY, NY) to H. B. Hirst (Philadelphia, PA). Anderson sale (Hirst descendant), 9-11 May 1921, item 566 (F); Current Opinion (June 1921) 70:823 (F); Phillips, 2:1137; L [1948], 2:321-322. MS at CSmH (HM 21867). SH $195 (1921). (LTR48-235 // RCL41-538; RCL48-640.)

1846 - before June 29 (?)

RCL-641  

Poe (NY, NY) to E. Littell (Boston, MA). Implied in Poe to E. A. Duyckinck, 29 June 1846 (RCL-643). (RCL48-641.)

1846 - about June 29 (?)

RCL-642  

E. Littell (Boston, MA) to Poe (NY, NY). Cited in Poe to E. A. Duyckinck, 29 June 1846 (RCL-643). (RCL41-[A43]; RCL48-642.)

1846 - before June 29

RCL-642a

E. A. Duyckinck (NY, NY) to Poe (NY, NY). Implied by Poe to E. A. Duyckinck, 29 June 1846 (RCL-643), perhaps in reply to Poe to E A. Duyckinck, 28 April 1846 (RCL-628). (RCL08-642a.)

1846 - [June] 29, Monday  (letter text)

RCL-643  

Poe (NY, NY) to E. A. Duyckinck (NY, NY). NYPL Bltn. (January 1902) 6:9; H [Works], 17:255; L [1948], 2:323. MS at NN. (LTR48-236 // RCL41-539; RCL48-643.)

1846 - about June 29 (?)

RCL-644  

Poe (NY, NY) to L. A. Godey (Philadelphia, PA) (with Poe’s “reply” to English). Implied in Poe to E. A. Duyckinck, 29 June 1846 (RCL-643), and in Poe to L. A. Godey, 16 July 1846 (RCL-646). (RCL41-542; RCL48-644 and CL48-[644d].)

1846 - before July 16 (?)

RCL-645  

L. A. Godey (Philadelphia, PA) to Poe (NY, NY). Implied by Poe to L. A. Godey, 16 July 1846 (RCL-646). (RCL41-543; RCL48-645 and CL48-[644e].)

1846 - July 16  (letter text)

RCL-646  

Poe (NY, NY) to L. A. Godey (Philadelphia, PA). G [Memoir] 3:xxiii (1850), and 1:xxxix (1853) (partial); Century Magazine (October 1894), 48:860; H [Works], 17:257-258; W [1909], 2:191-193; Phillips, 2:1159-1160 (excerpts); L [1948], 2:323-324. MS at MB (Griswold). (LTR48-237 // RCL41-544; RCL48-646.)

1846 - July 17  (letter text)

RCL-647  

Poe (NY, NY) to J. Bisco (NY, NY). Parke-Bernet sale, 15-16 January 1941, item 321 (F). Sotheby’s (NY) sale (Martin), 24 January 1990, item 2206 (tipped into J. Bisco’s copy of the BJ); L [1948], 2:325. MS in the collection of M. Kirsner (after being bought by the 19th Century Shop, the letter was sold separately.) SH $1,800 (1941); $24,000 (1990). (LTR48-238 // RCL41-545; RCL48-647.)

1846 - July 17 (?)

RCL-648  

L. A. Godey (Philadelphia, PA) to Poe (NY, NY). Implied by an addressed envelope (no letter) at MB (Griswold). Poe’s Living Writers MS contains the comment, “G returns the letter, and refuses me the 100 papers . . .” (SAR 1991, p. 163). (RCL41-546; RCL48-648.)

1846 - July 22  (letter text)

RCL-649  

Poe (NY, NY) to T. H. Chivers (Oaky Grove, GA). Century Magazine (February 1903), 65:547; Quinn, pp. 512-513; L [1948], 2:325-327; Chase & Parks, 1:66-69. MS at CSmH (HM 24217). (LTR48-239 // RCL41-549; RCL48-649.)

1846 - before July 23

RCL-650  

Poe (Fordham, NY) to Wm. G. Simms (NY, NY). Cited in Wm. G. Simms to Poe, 30 July 1846 (RCL-652). (RCL41-547; RCL48-650 and CL48-[648a].)

1846 - about July 23

RCL-651  

Poe (West Farms, NY) to Wm. G. Simms (NY, NY). The second of two letters, cited in Wm. G. Simms to Poe, 30 July 1846 (RCL-652). (RCL41-548; RCL48-651 and CL48-[648b].)

1846 - July 30  (letter text)

RCL-652  

Wm. G. Simms (NY, NY) to Poe (Fordham, NY). Century Magazine (October 1894), 48:860-861; H [Works], 17:259-262; W [1909], 2:199-204; Phillips, 2:1163-1164; The Letters of Wm. G. Simms, ed. Mary C. Simms Oliphant, et al. (Columbia: U. of SC Press, 1952-1956) 2:174-177. MS at MB (Griswold). [A draft, with some differences, is at ScU (Caroliniana).] (RCL41-550; RCL48-652.)

1846 - August 4  (letter text)

RCL-653  

P. P. Cooke (Millwood, VA) to Poe (NY, NY). Century Magazine (October 1894), 48:861-862; H [Works], 17:262-264; W [1909], 2:204-207; Phillips, 2:1168-1169 (excerpts). MS at MB (Griswold). (RCL41-551; RCL48-653.)

1846 - August 9  (letter text)

RCL-654  

Poe (NY, NY) to P. P. Cooke (Millwood, VA). Century Magazine (October 1894), 48:862-863; Libbie sale (French) 23-25 April 1901, item 1307 (excerpts); H [Works], 17:265-268; W [1909], 2:207-211; Phillips, 2:1169-1171; L [1948], 2:327-330. Griswold quotes a paragraph from this letter, with an important alteration, G [Memoir] 3:xxxi (1850), and 1:xlvii (1853). H [Works], 17:228, reprints part of this letter from Griswold’s memoir, mistakenly thinking it a separate letter and misidentifying the correspondent as Griswold. MS at NN (Berg). (Formerly in the collections of F. R. Halsey, J. Kern, and O. D. Young.) SH $210 (1901); $19,000 (1929). (LTR48-240 // RCL41-568 and CL41-552; RCL48-654 and CL48-666c.)

1846 - August 14  (letter text)

RCL-655  

F. W. Thomas (Washington, DC) to Poe (NY, NY). MS at NN. (Formerly in the collection of A. Wm. Anthony.) (RCL41-196 and CL41-553; RCL48-655.)

1846 - August 24  (letter text)

RCL-655a

Poe (NY, NY) to F. W. Thomas (Washington, DC). Christie’s (NY) sale, 18 December 2003 (”property of a lady”), item 145 (F) (estimated price $18,000-25,000); J. N. Bartfield Fine Books, April 2004 (offered for $50,000). MS unlocated. (LTR08-240a // RCL08-655a.)

1846 - August 24  (letter text)

RCL-656  

F. W. Thomas (Washington, DC) to Poe (NY, NY). MS at MB (Griswold). (RCL41-203 and CL41-554; RCL48-656 and CL48-[249a].)

1846 - October 13  (letter text)

RCL-657  

G. W. Eveleth (Phillips, ME) to Poe (NY, NY). Bangs sale (Griswold), 11 April 1896, item 112 (one of a collection of 12 letters from Eveleth); TOM [EP], pp. 175-176. MS at NN. (RCL41-555; RCL48-657.)

1846 - November 30  (letter text)

RCL-658  

A. Ramsay (Stonehaven, Scotland) to Poe (NY, NY). H [Works], 17:268-269; Phillips, 2:1187-1188 (excerpts). MS at MB (Griswold). (RCL41-557; RCL48-658.)

1846 - [December 7]

RCL-659  

[Poe to A. N. Howard. Moved to SP-93.]

1846 - December 15  (letter text)

RCL-660  

Poe (NY, NY) to G. W. Eveleth (Phillips, ME). Ingram 1:275-276 and 2:103-106 (partial); H [Works], 17:206-207 and 269-272 (partial); Anderson sale (Thacher), 13 March 1914, item 285 (with name given as “Evelett”); PE, pp. 40-45; Anderson sale (Arnold), 10-11 November 1924, item 664 (F of page 3); Phillips, 2:1189-1190 (partial) and 2:942 (excerpts); Quinn, pp. 521-524; L [1948], 2:331-334. MS at NN (Berg); transcript by G. W. Eveleth at ViU (Ingram, item 30, sent 1 October 1878, in item 340). SH $700 (1914); $1,750 (1924). (LTR48-241 // RCL41-558; RCL48-660.)

1846 - December 23  (letter text)

RCL-661  

N. P. Willis (NY, NY) to Poe (NY, NY). Stedman & Woodberry [Works], 1:76; H [Works], 17:272; Phillips, 2:1194 (partial, and misdated as December 30). MS at MB (Griswold). (RCL41-560 and CL41-572; RCL48-661, CL48-[660b], CL48-[666a], CL48-[666b], CL48-[670b] and CL48-[830u].)

1846 - December 24  (letter text)

RCL-662  

Poe (Fordham, NY) to E. A. Duyckinck (NY, NY). NYPL Bltn. (January 1902) 6:9-10; H [Works], 17:273; L [1948], 2:334. MS at NN. (LTR48-242 // RCL41-561; RCL48-662.)

1846 - December 24  (letter text)

RCL-663  

Poe (NY, NY) to Wm. D. Ticknor (Boston, MA). Allen 2:725; L [1948], 2:335. MS at DLC (O. W. Holmes papers). (LTR48-243 // RCL41-562; RCL48-663.)

1846 - December 30  (letter text)

RCL-664  

Poe (Fordham, NY) to E. A. Duyckinck (NY, NY). NYPL Bltn. (January 1902) 6:10; H [Works], 17:275-276; W [1909], 2:229-231; Phillips, 2:1199-1200; L [1948], 2:336-337. MS at NN. (LTR48-244 // RCL41-563; RCL48-664.)

1846 - December 30  (letter text)

RCL-665  

Poe (NY, NY) to A. Ramsay (Stonehaven, Scotland). Bookman (September 1916) 44:20-21; Whitty (1917), p. 205; Robertson [Bibliography] 2:234 (F); Phillips, 2:1118; L [1948], 2:337. MS at PP (Gimbel). (LTR48-245 // RCL41-564; RCL48-665.)

1846 - December 30  (letter text)

RCL-666  

Poe (NY, NY) to N. P. Willis (NY, NY). Home Journal (9 January 1847); G [Memoir] 3:xxv (1850) and 1:xli (1853); Gill, pp. 188-189; Ingram 2:100-101; Stedman & Woodberry [Works], 1:76-77; H [Works], 17:274-275; Phillips, 2:1198-1199 (partial); L [1948], 2:338-339. (LTR48-246a // RCL41-565; RCL48-666.)

1846 - 1846 (?)

RCL-666a

Poe (Fordham, NY) to Mrs. S. A. Lewis (NY, NY). Cited, and partially quoted, in Mrs. Lewis' account, Ingram (1880), 2:219. (LTR08-246a // RCL08-666a.)



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1847 - January 17  (letter text)

RCL-667  

Poe (Fordham, NY) to C. A. Bristed (NY, NY). Parke-Bernet sale, 4 December 1945, item 77; L [1948], 2:339-340. MS at TxU-Hu. (Formerly in the collection of Wm. H. Koester.) SH $300 (1945). (LTR48-247 // RCL48-667.)

1847 - January 19  (letter text)

RCL-668  

G. W. Eveleth (Phillips, ME) to Poe (NY, NY). Bangs sale (Griswold), 11 April 1896, item 112 (one of a collection of 12 letters from Eveleth); TOM [EP], pp. 177-180; Phillips, 2:1189 (excerpts). MS at NN. (RCL41-569; RCL48-668.)

1847 - before January 29 (?)

RCL-669  

Mrs. M. L. Shew (NY, NY) to Poe (Fordham, NY). Implied by Poe to Mrs. M. L. Shew, 29 January 1847 (RCL-670). (RCL41-570; RCL48-669 and CL48-[668a].)

1847 - January 29  (letter text)

RCL-670  

Poe (Fordham, NY) to Mrs. M. L. Shew (NY, NY). Appleton’s Journal (May 1878), ns 4:421; Ingram 2:107 (F); Joline, Meditations, 1902, p. 160 (quoted); H [Works], 1:265; Bangs sale, 26 January 1899, item 21; H (1903) 1:265 (F); W [1909], 2:223-224; Anderson sale (Joline), 23 February 1916, item 476; Phillips, 2:1201; Allen, 2:726-727; L [1948], 2:340. MS at CSmH (HM 24221); transcript by Mrs. Houghton (M. L. Shew) at ViU (Ingram, item 32). SH $25.50 (1899); $560 (1916). (LTR48-248 // RCL41-571; RCL48-670.)

1847 - before February 16

RCL-670a

Poe (NY, NY) to G. W. Eveleth (Phillips, ME) (with 2 newspapers, one being the Home Journal of 9 January 1847). Cited in Poe to G. W. Eveleth, 16 February 1847 (RCL-671). (RCL08-670a.)

1847 - before February 16

RCL-670b

Poe (NY, NY) to T. H. Chivers (Washington, GA) (with the Home Journal of 9 January 1847). Implied in T. H. Chivers to Poe, 21 February 1847 (RCL-673). (RCL41-574; RCL08-670b.)

1847 - February 16  (letter text)

RCL-671  

Poe (NY, NY) to G. W. Eveleth (Phillips, ME). Ingram 1:167; W. E. Benjamin, A Catalogue of Autograph Letters, about Sept. 1888; The Critic, Sept. 15, 1888, p. 127 (quoting most of the text of the letter, from the Benjamin catalog); H [Works], 17:277-278; Anderson sale (Coffin), 1 January 1927, item 322 (purchased by J. F. Drake); PE, pp. 45-46; L [1948], 2:343-344. MS at NN (Berg); transcript by G. W. Eveleth at ViU (Ingram, item 33). SH $3,600 (1927). (LTR48-249 // RCL41-573; RCL48-671.)

1847 - February 21  (letter text)

RCL-672  

Poe (NY, NY) to H. Greeley (NY, NY). W [1909], 2:426-427 (excerpts); Phillips 2:1208-1209 (excerpts); L [1948], 2:344-346. MS at NNPM (MA 644-15, purchased in 1910). (Formerly in the collection of G. Wells.) (LTR48-250 // RCL41-576; RCL48-672.)

1847 - February 21  (letter text)

RCL-673  

T. H. Chivers (Washington, GA) to Poe (NY, NY). H [Works], 17:278-280; Phillips, 2:1213; Damon, Chivers, Friend of Poe (1930), between pp. 234-235 (F); Chase & Parks, 1:69-71. MS at MB (Griswold, item 176). (RCL41-577; RCL48-673 and CL48-[670a].)

1847 - February 21  (letter text)

RCL-674  

G. W. Eveleth (Phillips, ME) to Poe (NY, NY). Bangs sale (Griswold), 11 April 1896, item 112 (one of a collection of 12 letters from Eveleth); TOM [EP], pp. 181-182; Phillips, 2:1208 (excerpts). MS at NN. (RCL41-578; RCL48-674.)

1847 - February 21

RCL-675  

Mrs. J. E. Locke (Lowell, MA) to Poe (NY, NY). Cited in Poe to Mrs. J. E. Locke, 10 March 1847 (RCL-677). Misdated by Phillips 2:1214 as February 20. (RCL41-575; RCL48-675, CL48-[671a] and CL48-[671b].)

1847 - February 24

RCL-676  

J. F. Reinman and J. H. Walker (Springfield, OH) to Poe (NY, NY). Cited in Poe to J. F. Reinman and J. H. Walker, 11 March 1847 (RCL-680). (RCL41-579; RCL48-676.)

1847 - about after January - late February

RCL-676a

Mrs. E. Shelton (Richmond, VA) to Poe (Fordham, NY). According to Mrs. S. A. Weiss, “After his wife’s death she [Mrs. Shelton] was continually inquiring about him of Mr. Thos. Mackenzie, and even sent messages — remembrances and regards — and hoped he would visit Richmond. Possibly letters may have passed between — them . . .” (Independent, August 25, 1904, p. 445). This item is accepted with reservations. (RCL08-676a.)

1847 - March 10  (letter text)

RCL-677  

Poe (NY, NY) to Mrs. J. E. Locke (Lowell, MA) (draft of letter of same date). G [Memoir] 3:xxv-xxvi (1850) and 1:xli-xlii (1853) (applying corrections); Ingram 2:116-117; H [Works], 17:280-282; Phillips 2:1214 (excerpts) and 2:1215-1219 (F); L, 2:346-348. MS of original draft at MB (Griswold). (LTR48-251 // RCL41-580; RCL48-677.)

1847 - March 10 (?)

RCL-678  

Poe (NY, NY) to Mrs. J. E. Locke (Lowell, MA). Clean copy of draft in CL 677, presumably mailed. (RCL41-581; RCL48-678.)

1847 - March 11  (letter text)

RCL-679  

Poe (NY, NY) to G. W. Eveleth (Phillips, ME) (with a copy of Poe’s “Reply” to T. D. English). Ingram 2:87 (partial, and out of order); W. E. Benjamin sale catalog (of James R. Osgood collection), 1885, cited, with a few lines quoted; Anderson sale (Toedteberg), 14 October 1904, item 584; Anderson sale (Poor), 19 November 1908, item 895 (excerpts) (tipped in a copy of TG&A); Am. Art. Assoc sale (Wallace), 22 March 1920, item 1033 (still in TG&A); PE, pp. 46-47; Phillips, 2:1221 (excerpt, dated as “late March, 1847”); L [1948], 2:348-349. Early references perpetuate Poe’s error of “Evelette.” MS at TxU-Hu (formerly in the collection of Wm. H. Koester); transcript by G. W. Eveleth at ViU (Ingram, item 35). SH $55 (1904); $251 (1908); $460 (1920). (LTR48-252 // RCL41-582; RCL48-679.)

1847 - [March 28]

RCL-679a

[Poe to E. L. Fancher. Incorrectly assigned in L [1966], 2:716. Renumbered as CL-680a.]

1847 - March 11  (letter text)

RCL-680  

Poe (NY, NY) to J. F. Reinman and J. H. Walker (Springfield, OH). Ingram 2:118; Phillips 2:1220; L [1948], 2:349-350. MS unlocated (at one time on file with the Philosophian Society, OSW, the MS is unlocated, and presumed lost); transcript by Wm. H. Browne at ViU (Ingram, item 36). (LTR48-253 // RCL41-583; RCL48-680.)

1847 - March 28  (letter text)

RCL-680a

Poe (Fordham, NY) to E. L. Fancher (NY, NY) (misdated by Poe as 1846). American Literature. (January 1965) 36:514; L [1966], 2:716; Sotheby’s (NY) sale, 16 December 1992, item 100 (F). MS unlocated; transcript by TOM at IaU. (MS formerly at OMC, in the Slack collection.) SH $14,000 (1992). (LTR66-253a // RCL66-679a; RCL81-680a.)

1847 - April 4  (letter text)

RCL-681  

T. H. Chivers (Washington, GA) to Poe (NY, NY). H [Works], 17:282-284; Chase & Parks, 1:71-73. MS at MB (Griswold, item 177). (RCL41-584; RCL48-681.)

1847 - after April 4

RCL-681a

Wm. H. Fonerden (Washington, GA) to Poe (NY, NY). Implied by T. H. Chivers to Poe, 4 April 1847 (RCL-681), and Fonerden’s name in Such Friends (p. 24). William Henry Fonerden was editor of the Atlanta Enterprise. (RCL08-681a.)

1847 - April 14  (letter text)

RCL-682  

A. Ramsay (Stonehaven, Scotland) to Poe (NY, NY). H [Works], 17:284-285. MS at MB (Griswold). (RCL41-585; RCL48-682.)

1847 - about May [Saturday night]

RCL-682a

Mrs. M. L. Shew (NY, NY) to Poe (NY, NY). Cited in Poe to Mrs. M. L. Shew, May 1847 (RCL-683). (RCL41-586; RCL48-685; RCL08-682a.)

1847 - [May] Sunday night  (letter text)

RCL-683  

Poe (NY, NY) to Mrs. M. L. Shew (NY, NY). Appleton’s Journal (May 1878), ns 4:422 (misdated as 1848); Ingram 2:153-154; H [Works], 17:297; Phillips, 2:1268-1269; L [1948], 2:350-351. Ingram and H omit two phrases. H [Works], claims to be from Griswold collection, but is clearly a reprint of Ingram. MS unlocated; transcript by D. Houghton at ViU (Ingram, item 37). (LTR48-254 // RCL41-587; RCL48-683 and CL48-[710a].)

1847 - about May (?)

RCL-684  

Poe (NY, NY) to H. Barney (NY, NY). Cited in Mrs. M. L. Shew to Ingram, 23 January 1875 (RF-25). Hiram Barney was Mrs. Shew’s uncle, and a senior member of a NY law firm. Ingram notes on her letter that she sent “only a copy.” (RCL48-684.)

1847 - [about May]

RCL-685  

[Mrs. M. L. Shew to Poe. Moved to RCL-682a to proceed CL-683.]

1847 - [June]

RCL-685a

[Poe to C. P. Bronson. Moved to RCL-688a.]

1847 - July 27  (letter text)

RCL-686  

G. W. Eveleth (Phillips, ME) to Poe (NY, NY). TOM [EP] pp. 182-184. MS at NN. (RCL41-588; RCL48-686.)

1847 - August 10  (letter text)

RCL-687  

Poe (NY, NY) to R. T. Conrad (Philadelphia, PA). Bangs sale, 16 February 1898, item 691; H [Works], 1:270-271; Quinn, pp. 531-532; L [1948], 2:351-352. MS at ViU. SH $16 (1898). (LTR48-255 // RCL41-589; RCL48-687.)

1847 - August 31  (letter text)

RCL-688  

Poe (NY, NY) to R. T. Conrad (Philadelphia, PA). Kovach cat. no. 1, 22 September 1933, item 1 (F); Phillips, 2:1229 (excerpts); L [1948], 2:352; Christie’s (NY) sale (Doheny), 18 October 1988, item 1546 (F). MS unlocated. (Formerly in the collection of Capt. Pleadwell, and at CCamarSJ, but sold at the Doheny auction. It was donated to CCamarSJ by Countess E. Doheny about 1940.) SH $19,900 (1988). (LTR48-256 // RCL41-590; RCL48-688.)

1847 - [October-November] Monday  (letter text)

RCL-688a

Poe (Fordham, NY) to C. P. Bronson (NY, NY). Home Journal (21 July 1860) p. 3; Henkels sale, 5 December 1898, item 242; Dodd, Mead & Co., cat. 59, March 1901, item 269 (excerpt); American Literature. (May 1948) 20:167; L [1948], 2:351 and L [1966], 2:716-717; Sotheby’s (London) sale, 31 July 1961, item 349; TOM [Poems] 1:412. Bronson’s daughter was Mrs. M. E. LeDuc, who apparently sold the letter about November 1888; see Poe Studies, no. 1 (June 1976) 9:27. Mrs. LeDuc claimed the letter was dated June 1847, but for some reason a later date is assigned by the Home Journal article. MS at TxU-Hu (formerly in the collection of Wm. H. Koester, purchased in 1962). SH $7.50 (1898); ₤320 (1961). (LTR48-254a; LTR08-256a // RCL48-685a; RCL66-688a.)

1847 - October-November (?)

RCL-688b

Poe (Fordham, NY) to Mrs. C. Kirkland (NY, NY). Implied in Poe to C. P. Bronson, Monday [October-November] 1847 (RCL-688a). (RCL66-688b.)

1847 - October-November (?)

RCL-688c

Poe (Fordham, NY) to G. H. Colton (NY, NY). Probable cover letter sent with MS of “Ulalume” for publication, which followed, American Review, December 1847. (RCL66-688c.)

1847 - before November (?)

RCL-689  

Poe (NY, NY) to Mrs. S. A. Lewis (NY, NY). Cited in Ingram 2:219 (where it is misdated “1849”). (RCL48-689.)

1847 - before November 12  (letter text)

RCL-689a

Poe (NY, NY) to N. P. Willis (NY, NY). Implied in N. P. Willis to Poe, 12 November 1847 (RCL-689b). (RCL41-426 and CL41-428; RCL48-508; RCL08-689a.)

1847 - November 12

RCL-689b

N. P. Willis (NY, NY) to Poe (NY, NY). Gill, p. 130 (F); H [Works], 17:194. Renumbered based on revised dating, see Reece, 1954, p. 82. Also cited in Poe to N. P. Willis, 8 December 1847, CL-693. MS unlocated. (RCL41-429 and CL41-[A45]; RCL48-509; RCL08-689b.)

1847 - before November 27

RCL-690  

Mrs. S. A. Lewis (NY) to Poe (NY, NY). Cited in Poe to Mrs. S. A. Lewis, 27 November 1847 (RCL-691). (RCL41-[A44]; RCL48-690.)

1847 - November 27  (letter text)

RCL-691  

Poe (NY, NY) to Mrs. S. A. Lewis (NY, NY). Ingram [Works, 1874-1875] 1:lxxxii (misdated as 1848); Ingram, 2:127-128; H [Works], 17:286; Phillips, 2:1249; L [1948], 2:352-353. MS at CtY. SH £320 (1960-1961). (LTR48-257 // RCL41-592 and CL41-593; RCL48-691 and CL48-[691a].)

1847 - [November]

RCL-692  

[N. P. Willis to Poe. Delete, same as CL-689a. (RCL48-692.)]

1847 - December 8  (letter text)

RCL-693  

Poe (Fordham, NY) to N. P. Willis (NY, NY). W [1885], p. 281; H [Works], 17:324-325 (only a brief paraphrasing, and misdated as 1849); W [1909], 2:233; Phillips, 2:1246-1247; L [1948], 2:353-354; L [1966], 2:718. MS at MH-H. (LTR48-258 // RCL41-596; RCL48-693 and CL48-[751a].)

1847 - about late 1846-1847

RCL-693a

Poe (Fordham, NY) to H. T. Herbert (NY, NY). Implied by Poe’s comment in the MS of Living Writers (RF-13), “Herbert ? . . . write to him” (SAR 1991, p. 177). (RCL08-693a.)

1847 - about late 1846-1847

RCL-693b

Poe (Fordham, NY) to J. Neal (Portland, ME). Implied by Poe’s comment in the MS of Living Writers (RF-13), “Write to Neal . . .” (SAR 1991, p. 172). As for CL666c-CL666i, there is a possibility that Poe did not send the letter. (RCL08-693b.)

1847 - about late 1846-1847

RCL-693c

Poe (Fordham, NY) to N. C. Brooks (Baltimore, MD). Implied by Poe’s comment in the MS of Living Writers (RF-13), “Write to . . . Brooks . . .” (SAR 1991, p. 172). (RCL08-693c.)

1847 - about late 1846-1847

RCL-693d

Poe (Fordham, NY) to F. W. Thomas (Washington, DC). Implied by Poe’s comment in the MS of Living Writers (RF-13), “Write to . . . Thomas ab[out] Welby, Prentice” (SAR 1991, p. 172). (RCL08-693d.)

1847 - about late 1846-1847

RCL-693e

Poe (Fordham, NY) to L. J. Cist (Cincinnati, OH). Implied by Poe’s comment in the MS of Living Writers (RF-13), “Write to . . . Cist ab[out] Mrs. Nichols, Hall” (SAR 1991, p. 172). (RCL08-693e.)

1847 - about late 1846-1847

RCL-693f

Poe (Fordham, NY) to Mrs. S. J. Hale (Philadelphia, PA). Implied by Poe’s comment in the MS of Living Writers (RF-13), “[Write] To Mrs. S. J. Hale for autog[raph]” (SAR 1991, p. 172). (RCL08-693f.)

1847 - about late 1846-1847

RCL-693g

Poe (Fordham, NY) to P. Benjamin (NY, NY). Implied by Poe’s comment in the MS of Living Writers (RF-13), which states that Poe should “[Write] To Benj[ami]n ab[out] self and [Cornelius] Mathews” (SAR 1991, p. 172). (RCL08-693g.)

1847 - about late 1846-1847

RCL-693h

Poe (Fordham, NY) to A. M. Ide (South Attleboro, MA). Implied by Poe’s comment in the MS of Living Writers (RF-13), “[Write] To Ide . . .” (SAR 1991, p. 172). (RCL08-693h.)



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Notes:

The present Check List is a revision and an expansion of Ostrom’s A Check List of Letters to and from Poe (published as No. 4 in the Bibliographical Series sponsored by the Alderman Library of the University of Virginia, 1941) and subsequent editions (1948, 1966, 1974, and 1981). As a result of considerable study and analysis of Poe’s correspondence and various other resources, the original list has been essentially eclipsed, and even the revised versions have now been supplanted. (The present Check List was originally developed as a web-based version of Ostrom’s 1981 “Revised Check List,” with numerous corrections made by Jeffrey A. Savoye. That corrected and improved Check List was incorporated in the 2008 edition of The Collected Letters of Edgar Allan Poe.) Additional corrections to the present Check List are solicited, and may be provided through the Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore.

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