Text: Edgar Allan Poe to Unknown — about November 26, 1835 (LTR-51b)


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[[ ... ] ber. [[. . .]]
[[. . .] there can be no impropriety in telling
[[ ... ] the commencement of Vol. 2. the editorial
[[ ... ] have devolved upon myself, and
[[ ... ] you allude to are my own. I
[[ ... ] with your approbation of my labours.
[[ ... ] would be very glad to hear from you
[[ . . . ] I believe you had some little acquain-
[[tance  . . . br]]other W. H. L. Poe of Baltimore.

Very resply .
Yr. Ob. St
Edgar A. Poe


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Notes:

This letter fragment is printed here, with permission, from the collection of the Poe Foundation in Richmond, Virginia.

Volume II of the Southern Literary Messenger, to which the letter evidently refers, began with the December 1835 issue, which was available about November 26, 1835. “W. H. L. Poe” was Edgar’s older brother William Henry Leonard Poe, who died in Baltimore in 1831.

The paper is blue. The fragment is essentially the bottom right quarter of a standard page. At some point, it was mounted on laminate paper, a now out-dated conservation technique.


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[S:0 - MS, 18xx] - Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore - Works - Letters - Poe to Unknown (LTR51b/RCL107a)