Text: Edgar Allan Poe to George Palmer Putnam — May 18, 1849 (LTR-315)


Fordham — May 18 — 49.

Geo. P. Putnam Esqre,

It has been suggested to Mrs. S. Anna Lewis, by several of her friends, that she should publish a new edition of her “Child of the Sea” &c including some compositions lately written — the whole in a handsome volume, with illustrations by Darley

My object, in this note, is to submit the idea to your consideration. — Mrs Lewis has an unusually large circle of personal friends, has been highly praised by the critics, is very popular as an authoress and daily growing more so: — no doubt, therefore, she will exercise, before long, a very extensive literary influence.

If the volume suggested were prepared in season for the next Holidays, [page 2:] I think you will agree with me that it could not fail of success.

Most Respy
Yr. Ob. St
Edgar A Poe.





[S:0 - MS, 18xx] - Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore - Works - Letters - Poe to G. P. Putnam (LTR315/RCL792)