Text: Edgar Allan Poe to Thomas Holley Chivers — June - July (?), 1845 (LTR-201a)


No. 195,
New York, East Broadway, August [[June]] 15th 18[45]

My Dear Friend, — I have just received your very polite letter informing me that you are in the city. How could you have remained here so long without calling to see me? Call upon me immediately, for I am <more than> anxious to see you. You will find me at 195, East Broadway. <Should you prefer it, if you will let me know where you are, I will call and see you.>

Believe me ever truly your friend,
E. A. Poe.

Dr. T. H. Chivers.



This letter survives only as a copy “Chivers presumably made . . . from memory when he was working on his ‘Life of Poe,’ which was not sent to a publisher until at least seven years later” (Chase and Parks, 1957, pp. 37-38).


[S:0 - MS, 18xx] - Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore - Works - Letters - Poe to T. H. Chivers (LTR201a/RCL547b)