Text: Arch Ramsay to Edgar Allan Poe — November 30, 1846


Stonehaven, Scotland, Nov. 30, 1846.

Sir, — As a believer in Mesmerism I respectfully take the liberty of addressing you to know, if a pamphlet lately published in London (by Short & Co., Bloomsbury) under the authority of your name & entitled Mesmerim, in Articulo-Mortis, is genuine.

It details an acc’t of some most extraordinary circumstances, connected with the death of a Mr M Valdemar under mesmeric influence, by you. Hoax has been emphatically pronounced upon the pamphlet by all who have seen it here, & for the sake of the Science & of truth a note from you on the subject would truly oblige. In behalf of the Science,

Your very obt Svt
Arch Ramsay.

To Edgar A. Poe, Esq., New York.

Please address A. Ramsay, Stonehaven, Scotland.





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