Text: Edgar Allan Poe to Eli Bowen — June 4, 1844 (LTR-178)


My Dear Mr. Brown [[Bowen]]:

I would take it as a very great favor if you could mail me an X by return of mail, if possible.

Yours truly,



The error of “Brown” for “Bowen” may be that of the New York Times, which first printed the letter on January 14, 1912. The location of the manuscript, if it still survives, is unknown.


[S:0 - MS, 18xx] - Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore - Works - Letters - Poe to E. Bowen (LTR178/RCL487)