Text: Edgar Allan Poe to Charles E. West — June 20, 1845 (LTR-200a)


Office of the Broadway Journal
June 20th —1845.

Dr Sir,

The previous letter to which you allude did not reach me — I trust, therefore, that you will exonerate me from the charge of discourtesy.

I shall be happy to oblige you in any way — and it will give me very great pleasure to act as one of a Committee in which I shall be associated with two gentlemen whom I so highly respect as Drs Griswold and Snodgrass.

My time is entirely at your disposal — whenever you will be kind enough to let me know that you require it.

Very respectfully

Yr ob. St.
Edgar A Poe

Chas. E. West Esq.



In the original, the first line of the paragraphs in the body of the letter are indented by about 2 inches.


[S:0 - MS, 18xx] - Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore - Works - Letters - Poe to C. E. West (LTR200a/RCL544b)