Text: Lea and Blanchard to Edgar Allan Poe — August 16, 1841


Dear Sir, — We have yours of 13th int in which you are kind enough to offer us a “new collection of prose tales.”

In answer we very much regret to say that the state of affairs is such as to give little encouragement to new undertakings. As yet we have not got through the edition of the other work & up to this time it has not returned to us the expense of its publication. We assure you that we regret this on your account as well as our own, as it would give us great pleasure to promote your views in relation to publication.

We are
Very Resp
your obt St
Lea & Blanchard.

Edgar a Poe Esq

Office of Graham’s Magazine.
Philad. Aug. 11, [[16]] 1841.





[S:0 - MS, 18xx] - Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore - Misc - Letters - Lea and Blanchard to Poe (RCL321)