Text: Edgar Allan Poe to Jesse E. Dow — June 24, 1839 (LTR-78b)


Phil. June 24th/39

My Dear Sir,

Will you be kind enough to send us some more of Old Ironsides as soon as you can — immediately if possible — as the compositors are waiting for it. What they have (”The Levanter”) will not make enough for an article.

Very truly your friend E A Poe

J. E. Dow Esqr



The article to which Poe refers was part of an extended series published in Burton’s Gentleman’s Magazineas “Sketches from the Log of Old Ironsides,” beginning in July 1839 (5:13-17) Most of the series is unsigned, with the only acknowledgment being: “By the author of ‘Old Ironsides off a Lee Shore’ “ (the earlier article having been printed in the Democratic Review of April 1839).


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