Text: Thomas Ollive Mabbott (E. A. Poe), “Sources of Texts Collated - Newspapers and Magazines,” The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe — Vol. III: Tales and Sketches (1978), pp. 1401-1404 (This material is protected by copyright)


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NEWSPAPERS AND MAGAZINES

(in alphabetical order)

Alexander’s Weekly Messenger (Philadelphia). While Poe was at Burton’s, his co-editor and proprietor of the magazine, William E. Burton, was associated from December 1839 to May 1840 with a newspaper called Alexander’s Weekly Messenger and for a time, Alexander’s Express Messenger. Poe, among other things, contributed to it his first series of solutions of cryptograms and two pieces included in our collection of tales: Instinct vs Reason — A Black Cat; and Cabs.

American Monthly Magazine (New York, Philadelphia, Boston): Von Jung, the Mystific [Mystification, A].

American Museum of Science, Literature, and the Arts (Baltimore): Ligeia [A]; The Psyche Zenobia (with The Scythe of Time) [How to Write a Blackwood Article, A].

American Review: A Whig Journal (New York). This periodical, whose editor, George Hooker Colton, was the first to accept and print “The Raven,” carried the first printing of Some Words With a Mummy [A]; and The Facts of M. Valdemar’s Case [The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar, A].

Arthur’s Ladies’ Magazine (Philadelphia): The Sphinx [A].

Baltimore Saturday Visiter: MS. Found in a Bottle [A].

Broadway Journal (New York). Poe wrote for this journal from its founding in January 1845; he became co-editor in March; and the issue of October 25 had “Edgar A. Poe, Editor and Proprietor” at its masthead. But the magazine, which had a circulation of less than 1000 subscribers (Quinn, Poe, p. 456), lost money and terminated with the issue of January 3, 1846. Poe’s contributions were numerous, many of them revised and reissued earlier pieces. He used the signature Edgar A. Poe for thirty of the forty-three pieces of fiction he printed in the Broadway Journal, Littleton Barry for five, and left eight pieces unsigned.

The tales are listed here in the order of their appearance: Some Secrets of the Magazine Prison-House [A]; Some Passages in the Life of a Lion [Lionizing, D]; Berenice [D]; Bon-Bon [E]; The Oval Portrait [B]; House [page 1402:] Furniture [Philosophy of Furniture, B]; Three Sundays in a Week [B]; The Pit and the Pendulum [B]; Eleonora [B]; Shadow — A Parable [E]; The Assignation [E]; The Premature Burial [B]; Morella [F]; How to Write a Blackwood Article [D]; The Masque of the Red Death [B]; The Literary Life of Thingum Bob, Esq. [B]; The Business Man [B]; The Man that was Used Up [E]; Never Bet the Devil Your Head. A Moral Tale [B]; The Tell-Tale Heart [B]; William Wilson [E]; Why the Little Frenchman Wears His Hand in a Sling [C]; Silence — A Fable [D]; Diddling Considered as One of the Exact Sciences [B]; The Landscape Garden [B]; A Tale of Jerusalem [D]; Ligeia [E]; The Island of the Fay [B]; MS. Found in a Bottle [F]; The Duc de l’Omelette [E]; King Pest. A Tale Containing an Allegory [E]; The Thousand-and-Second Tale of Scheherazade [B]; The Power of Words [B]; Some Words With a Mummy [B]; Theatrical Rats [A]; The Devil in the Belfry [E]; The Spectacles [C]; A Tale of the Ragged Mountains [C]; Four Beasts in One — The Homo-Cameleopard [D]; The Oblong Box [B]; The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar [C]; Mystification [C]; Loss of Breath [D].

——— Also copy given to Mrs. Sarah Helen Whitman with manuscript revisions. Poe penciled the initial P. beside a number of unsigned things in this copy, which is now in the Huntington Library. The tales with revisions are Morella [G]; Ligeia [F]; The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar [C].

Burton’s Gentleman’s Magazine (Philadelphia). In May 1839 Poe became co-editor with William E. Burton, the proprietor. Besides many reviews and the anonymous serial, “The Journal of Julius Rodman,” before he was discharged late in May of 1840 Poe contributed to this magazine the following tales: The Man that Was Used Up [A]; The Fall of the House of Usher [A]; William Wilson. A Tale [B]; Morella. A Tale [D]; The Conversation of Eiros and Charmion [A]; Peter Pendulum, the Business Man [The Business Man, A]; The Philosophy of Furniture [A].

Columbian Lady’s and Gentleman’s Magazine (New York): Mesmeric Revelation [A]; The Angel of the Odd — An Extravaganza [A]; Byron and Miss Chaworth [A]; The Domain of Amheim [B].

Democratic Review. see United States Magazine and Democratic Review.

Dollar Newspaper (Philadelphia): “The Gold-Bug [A]; The Spectacles [A]; The Premature Burial [A].

Evening Mirror (New York): The Swiss Bell-Ringers.

Flag of Our Union (Boston). By 1849 this cheap but well-printed popular weekly was Poe’s chief market. He had no regard for it, but it paid well. The following tales appeared first in its pages: Hop-Frog [A]; Von Kempelen and His Discovery [A]; X-ing a Paragrab [A]; Landor’s Cottage [A].

Godey’s Magazine and Lady’s Book (Philadelphia). For Godey’s Poe wrote criticisms; the famous series, The Literati of New York City; and the following tales: The Visionary [The Assignation, A]; A Tale of the Ragged Mountains [B]; The Oblong Box [A]; “Thou Art the Man!” [B]; The Thousand-and-Second Tale of Scheherazade [A]; The Cask of Amontillado [A]; Mellonta Tauta [A]. [page 1403:]

Graham’s Magazine (Philadelphia). Late in 1840, George R. Graham purchased Burton’s Gentleman’s Magazine and combined it with his Casket to form Graham’s Magazine. Probably recommended by Burton, Poe began his contributions with the first number in December, and was announced as one of the editors in February 1841. In January 1842, after a misunderstanding, Poe resigned and with the May number ceased to be a regular editor. The tales that appeared in Graham’s were: The Man of the Crowd [A]; The Murders in the Rue Morgue [B]; A Descent into the Maelström [A]; The Island of the Fay [A]; The Colloquy of Monos and Una [A]; Never Bet Your Head. A Moral Tale [Never Bet the Devil Your Head, A]; Life in Death [The Oval Portrait, A]; The Mask of the Red Death. A Fantasy [The Masque of the Red Death, A]; The Imp of the Perverse [A]; The System of Dr. Tarr and Prof. Fether [B].

Ladies’ Companion, familiarly known as Snowden’s (New York): The Landscape Garden [A]; The Mystery of Marie Roget [A].

Methodist Review (New York): A Prediction [D].

New World (New York): Ligeia [D].

Notes and Queries (London): The Light-House [D].

Pioneer (Boston): The Tell-Tale Heart [A].

Public Ledger (Philadelphia): Moving Chapters; Desultory Notes on Cats.

Saturday Chronicle (Philadelphia): The Devil in the Belfry. An Extravaganza [A].

Saturday Courier (Philadelphia). The first five of the following tales, not having won in the contest conducted by the Courier for which they were submitted, were published anonymously (see Mabbott, I, 543): Metzengerstein [A]; The Duke de l’Omelette [A]; A Tale of Jerusalem [A]; A Decided Loss [A]; The Bargain Lost [A]; later another story appeared, Raising the Wind; or Diddling Considered as one of the Exact Sciences [Diddling, A].

Saturday Evening Post (Philadelphia): A Dream; A Succession of Sundays [Three Sundays in a Week, A]; The Black Cat [A].

Saturday Museum (Philadelphia): The Destruction of the World. (A Conversation between two Departed Spirits.) [The Conversation of Eiros and Charmion, C].

Southern Literary Messenger (Richmond). From the spring of 1835 Poe was a contributor, and from December 1835 to January 1837, editor. For it he wrote tales, articles, and book reviews in great number. It was his criticism that attracted attention and increased the sales of the magazine. The tales printed were: Berenice — A Tale [A]; Morella — A Tale [B]; Lion-izing. A Tale [A]; The Visionary — A Tale (The Assignation, B]; Bon-Bon — A Tale [A]; Loss of Breath. A Tale a la Blackwood [A]; King Pest the First. A Tale Containing an Allegory — By — [A]; Shadow. A Fable — By — [A]; MS. Found in a Bottle [C]; Metzengerstein. A Tale in Imitation of the German [B]; The Duc de l’Omelette [B]; Autography [A]; Epimanes [Four Beasts in One, B]; A Tale of Jerusalem [B]; The Literary Life of Thingum Bob, Esq. Late Editor of the “Goosetherumfoodle” By Himself [A]; [Preface to] Marginalia [C]; A Would-Be Crichton [A]. [page 1404:]

——— [The Duane copy of volumes I and II of the Southern Literary Messenger, with penciled changes in Poe’s hand, presumably made in 1839 to provide printer’s copy for Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque (1840), since all the changes indicated were adopted in that edition.] The bound volumes were owned for some time by William J. Duane and later by J. H. Whitty. They were examined by Woodberry, who made no use of them. I collated them before 1925, and again in 1968 when the “Duane Messengers,” now owned by H. Bradley Martin, were loaned for my use to the Grolier Club of New York City. The tales affected are: Berenice — A Tale [B]; The Visionary — A Tale [The Assignation, C]; Bon-Bon — A Tale [B]; Loss of Breath. A Tale a la Blackwood [B]; King Pest the First. A Tale Containing an Allegory — By — [B]; Shadow. A Fable [B]; Metzengerstein. A Tale in Imitation of the German [C].

United States Magazine and Democratic Review (New York): [Preface to] Marginalia [A]; The Power of Words [A].

 


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