Text: Edgar Allan Poe to James Russell Lowell — November 24, 1842 (LTR-148a)


Nov. 24, 1842.

My Dear Sir,

Through some accident, I have only just now received yours of the 19th.

About ten days ago, I wrote to the “Editor of the ’Boston Miscellany’, enclosing a brief tale, of the class you especially mention, and requesting him, if the article were not acceptable, to hand it to you: – I did this in anticipation of writing you in a few days. As my letter requested an immediate reply, and as I have received none, I am at a loss what to think.

The tale in question is entitled the “Tell-Tale Heart”. Might I beg of you the favor to call upon the Editor of the “Miscellany” and ascertain his determination? If he decline[[s]] the article, I should be glad to see it in your first number. But should there, now, be no longer time to get it in your first number, it will be unnecessary to say anything upon the subject to the “Miscellany”. In about a week I will forward something for your second number.

I am all anxiety to see your first number. In the meantime, believe me

Most cordially your friend
Edgar Allan Poe   

J. Russell Lowell Esqre





[S:0 - MS, 18xx] - Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore - Works - Letters - Poe to J. R. Lowell (LTR149/RCL407)