Articles and Essays, 1827-1850



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It should be noted that information and views expressed in these articles and essays reflect the research and opinions of the authors.

Items here are listed chronologically. Reprinted items are listed under the earliest date of publication.


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~~ 1827-1829 ~~

 


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~~ 1840-1849 ~~

  • E. A. Poe's New Work,” by James E. Heath, Southern Literary Messenger (Richmond, VA), vol. 6, no. 1, January 1840, p. 126, col. 1
  • [Notice of Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque,” by Morton McMichael, Godey's Lady's Book (Philadelphia, PA), vol. 20, no. 1, January 1840, p. 46, col. 1
  • “[Review of Burton's Magazine for March],” by A. B., Daily National Intelligencer (Washington, D.C.), March 16, 1840
  • “[Review of Burton's Gentleman's Magazine for May,” by Anonymous, Daily National Intelligencer (Washington, DC), May 8, 1840
  • [Review of Graham's Magazine for May,” by Anonymous, Baltimore Sun (Baltimore, MD), May 10, 1841
  • [Review of Graham's Magazine for July,” by Anonymous, Boston Morning Post (Boston, MA), June 24, 1841
  • [Review of Graham's Magazine for September,” by Anonymous, Boston Morning Post (Boston, MA), vol. XX, no. 50, August 27, 1841
  • [Review of Graham's Magazine for September,” by Anonymous, Evening Post (New York, NY), August 30, 1841
  • “[Mr. Poe's ‘Autography’ — an exchange
  • Autographs,” by Anonymous, New-York Mirror (New York, NY), vol. 20, no. 1, January 1, 1842, p. 3, col. 1
  • “[Review of Graham's Magazine for February]” by Anonymous, Boston Morning Post (Boston, MA), January 29, 1842
  • “[Review of Graham's Magazine for March]” by Anonymous, New York Tribune (New York, NY), February 26, 1842
  • “[Review of Graham's Magazine for April]” by Anonymous, New York Tribune (New York, NY), March 29, 1842
  • “[Review of Graham's Magazine for April]” by J. E. Snodgrass, Baltimore Saturday Visiter (Baltimore, MD), April 2, 1842
  • “[Review of Graham's Magazine]” by Anonymous, Brother Jonathan (New York, NY), April 9, 1842
  • “[Review of The Gift for 1843]” by Anonymous, Charleston Courier (Charleston, SC), October 4, 1842
  • “Edgar A. Poe” by Rufus W. Griswold, brief introductory notice to The Poets and Poetry of America
    • Edgar A. Poe” (1842) The Poets and Poetry of America (1st edition)
    • Edgar A. Poe” (1847) The Poets and Poetry of America (8th edition)
    • Edgar A. Poe” (1850) The Poets and Poetry of America (10th edition)
    • Edgar Allan Poe” (1855) The Poets and Poetry of America (16th edition)
  • “Edgar Allan Poe” by Henry Beck Hirst, Saturday Museum (Philadelphia)
    • Edgar Allan Poe” (February 25, 1843) (this version does not survive as a full issue. See notes on the article for an more complete explanation.)
    • Edgar Allan Poe” (March 4, 1843) (this version mostly matches the earlier form, but with one additional block of text, one additonal poem, and several minor changes in text. See notes on the article for an more complete explanation.)
  • [Notice of “Notes Upon English Verse”], by Anonymous, Boston Post (Boston, MA), March 6, 1843
  • [Review of The Gift for 1843], by Anonymous, Foreign and Colonial Quarterly Review (London, UK), April 1843
  • Prose Romances of Poe” by George Lippard, Citizen Soldier, July 26, 1843
  • [Review of Poe's Prose Romances], by Anonymous, Pennsylvania Inquirer and National Gazette (New Orleans, LA), July 26, 1843
  • American Biography: Edgar Allan Poe” by Joseph E. Snodgrass, Baltimore Saturday Visiter, July 29, 1843.
  • [Review of Poe's Prose Romances], by Anonymous, Ladies' National Magazine (Philadelphia, PA), September 1843
  • Mr. Poe's Lecture” by Anonymous, Philadelphia Saturday Museum, November 25, 1843
  • Mr. Poe's Lecture” by George Lippard, Citizen Soldier, November 29, 1843
  • [Review of Poe's Lecture]” by Academicus, Delaware State Journal, January 2, 1844
  • Lecture by Mr. Poe” by George Lippard, Citizen Soldier, January 10, 1844
  • The Ghost of a Grey Tadpole” a parody with Poe's name, but actually by Thomas Dunn English, Republican and Daily Argus (Baltimore, MD), February 1, 1844
  • “Edgar Allan Poe” by James Russell Lowell
    • Our Contributors — Edgar Allan Poe”  (February 1845, Graham's Magazine)
    • Edgar A. Poe
      • Part I (January 20, 1845, Evening Mirror (New York))
      • Part II (January 21, 1845, Evening Mirror (New York))
    • “Edgar A. Poe”  (February 1, 1845, New-York Weekly Tribune)   (excerpts of the article, with Poe's poems “To Helen” and “The Haunted Palace.” The short introduction reads: “This number of Graham's Magazine has a likeness of EDGAR A. POE, with a critique upon that critic and a brief outline of his career thus far, by James Russell Lowell. [/] This article is frank, earnest, and contains many just thoughts, expressed with force and point. We quote the following ...”)
    • “Edgar A. Poe” (1847) (a copy of the Graham's article, with two minor corrections by Lowell, signed and dated, possibly for use in Poe's proposed book on “Literary America.”)
    • Edgar A. Poe” (Works of the Late Edgar Allan Poe, 1850)
  • Premature Burials” by Anonymous, New England Farmer and Horticultural Register (January 22, 1845)
  • [Notice of Poe's Lecture on the Poets and Poetry of America]” by N. P. Willis, Evening Mirror, February 27, 1845
  • [Review of Poe's Lecture on the Poets and Poetry of America]” by Horace Greeley (???) New-York Daily Tribune, March 1, 1845
  • [Review of Poe's lecture on the] Poets and Poetry of America” by N. P. Willis, Evening Mirror, March 1, 1845
  • Plagiarism” by Outis New-York Evening Mirror, March 1, 1845
  • “[Review of Poe's Tales]” by Lawrence Labree, Rover, June 28, 1845
  • [Review of Poe's Tales]” by Margaret Fuller, New York Daily Tribune, July 11, 1845
  • [Review of Poe's Tales]” by Charles Anderson Dana, Harbinger (New York, NY), July 12, 1845
  • “[Review of Poe's Tales]” by Anonymous, Spectator (London, UK), August 2, 1845 (a very brief review)
  • “[Review of Poe's Tales]” by William Jerden (?), Literary Gazette, August 9, 1845 (a very brief review)
  • “[Review of Poe's Tales]” by Anonymous, Atlas (London, UK), August 9, 1845 (a brief review, primarily quoting from “A Descent into the Maesltrom”)
  • [Review of Poe's Tales]” by Freeman Hunt, Hunt's Merchants' Magazne and Commercial Review, August 1845, 13:205
  • The Intellectual History, Condition, and Prospects of the Country” by Rufus Wilmot Griswold, Daily National Intelligencer (Washington, DC), August 30, 1845, p. 2, cols. 1-2
  • “[Review of Poe's Tales]” by Anonymous, The Critic (London, UK), September 6 and 20, 1845, pp. 378-380 and 420-422
  • “[Review of Poe's Tales]” by George H. Colton, American Review, September 1845
  • [Review of Poe's Tales]” by Anonymous, Graham's Magazine, September 1845
  • Literary: ‘Old Kit’ and James Russell Lowell” by Lawrence Labree, Illustrated Magazine of Literature and Art, October 11, 1845
  • A Failure” by Cornelia Wells Walter, Daily Evening Transcript, October 17, 1845 (this item is a comment on Poe's performance at the Boston Lyceum)
  • Edgar A. Poe” by “*P*,” Daily Evening Transcript, October 18, 1845 (this item is a comment on Poe's performance at the Boston Lyceum)
  • Mr. Poe's Poem” by Anonymous, Boston Courier (Boston, MA), October 18, 1845 (this item is a comment on Poe's performance at the Boston Lyceum)
  • Quizzing the Bostonians” by Cornelia Wells Walter, Daily Evening Transcript (Boston, MA), October 30, 1845 (this item is another comment on Poe's performance at the Boston Lyceum)
  • “[Review of Poe's The Raven and Other Poems]” by George Pope Morris, Evening Mirror (New York, NY), November 21, 1845, vol. III, no. 349, p. 2, cols. 3-4
  • “[Review of Poe's The Raven and Other Poems]” by Margaret Fuller, New-York Daily Tribune, November 26, 1845, vol. V, no. 197, p. 1, cols. 4-5
  • [Notice of The Raven and Other Poems” by Lawrence Labree, Illustrated Magazine of Literature and Art, December 6, 1845
  • [Review of Poe's The Raven and Other Poems]” by John Sullivan Dwight, Harbinger (New York, NY), December 6, 1845
  • [Notice of Poe's Tales” by William Gilmore Simms, Southern and Western Magazine, December 1845
  • [Review of Tales” by Anonymous, Literary Annual Register and Catalogue Raison of New Publications, London: E. Churton, 1845
  • [Review of The Raven and Other Poems]” by Lewis Gaylord Clark, Knickerbocker Magazine, January 1846, vol. 27, no. 1, pp. 69-72
  • [Review of The Raven and Other Poems]” by Freeman Hunt, Hunt's Merchants' Magazne and Commercial Review, January 1846, 14:107
  • [Review of The Raven and Other Poems]” by Lucius Alonzo Hine, Quarterly Journal and Review (Cincinnati, OH), January 1846, pp. 92-96
  • “[Review of Poe's The Raven and Other Poems]” by Jesse Clement, Western Literary Messenger, January 10, 1846
  • Hypercriticism” by Anonymous, Alexandria Gazette, January 26, 1846, vol. 47, no. 22, p. 1, col. 5 (reprinted from the Hartford Review)
  • “[Review of Poe's Tales]” by Martin Farquhar Tupper, Literary Gazette, January 31, 1846 (a more extended review, with substantial extracts)
  • [Review of The Raven and Other Poems]” by Thomas Kibble Hervey, Athenaeum (London, UK), February 28, 1846
  • “[Review of The Raven and Other Poems]” by Anonymous, The Critic (London, UK), April 4, 1846
  • “[Review of Poe's Raven and Other Poems]” by William Jerden (?), Literary Gazette, March 14, 1846 (a brief review)
  • The Evening Mirror and T. D. English's Literati War
  • [Comment on Poe's Literati of New York City], by Anonymous, Daily Picayune (New Orleans, LA), July 15, 1846
  • [Review of Poe's Tales], by E. D. Forgues, La Revue des deux mondes (Paris, France), October 13, 1846 (an English translation of the article originally written and published in French)
  • “Mr. Poe” by N. P. Willis, Home Journal (New York, NY), January 9, 1847
  • “Edgar A. Poe” by Rufus W. Griswold, brief introductory notice to The Prose Writers of America
    • Edgar A. Poe” (1847) The Prose Writers of America (1st edition, issued March 3, 1847)
    • Edgar A. Poe” (1851) The Prose Writers of America (4th edition, issued May-June, 1851)
  • [Review of Poe's Tales], by William Henry Smith, Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (Edinburgh), November 1847 (the portion about Poe's Tales is included in a review of the American Library)
  • Edgar A. Poe” by Phillip Pendleton Cooke (Southern Literary Messenger, Jan. 1848)
  • Poe's Last Poem” [Review of “Ulalume”] by Henry Beck Hirst (???), Philadelphia Saturday Courier, January 22, 1848
  • [Report on Poe's Lecture on “The Universe”] by John H. Hopkins (Evening Express (New York), February 4, 1848)
  • [Announcement of Poe's Lecture on “The Universe”] by N. P. Willis (?) (Home Journal (New York, NY), February 12, 1848)
  • Mr. Poe's Lecture [on ‘The Universe’]” by Anonymous (Literary World (New York), February 5, 1848)
  • To the Author of ‘The Raven’,” by Miss Harriet B. Winslow Graham's Magazine, April 1848 (a poem)
  • Hints for Authors” by Thomas Dunn English, John-Donkey (New York, NY), June 1, 1848 (with the satirical “A Tale of Tadpole”)
  • [Notice of The Moral for Authors” by Anonymous, Daily Morning Post (Pittsburgh, PA), June 18, 1848
  • [Review of Eureka]” by Anonymous (New York Morning Express (New York, NY), July 12, 1848)
  • “[Notice of Eureka]” by Anonymous, Evening Post (New York, NY), July 15, 1848
  • “[Review of Eureka]” by Anonymous, Albion (Albion, NY), July 15, 1848
  • [Review of Eureka]” by Epes Sargent (?), Evening Transcript (Boston, MA), July 20, 1848, p. 2, cols. 1-2
  • “[Notice of Eureka]” by Anonymous, Buffalo Courier (Buffalo, NY), July 24, 1848
  • [Review of Eureka” by John H. Hopkins (?), Literary World (New York, NY), July 29, 1848, p. 502, cols. 1-3
  • [Notice of Eureka” by Anonymous, Brooklyn Daily Eagle and Kings County Democrat (Brooklyn, NY), July 31, 1848, p. 2, col. 4
  • [Review of Eureka]” by Anonymous (New Church Repository and Monthly Review (New York, NY), August 1848)
  • [Review of Eureka]” by Anonymous (Daily Tribune (New York, NY), August 3, 1848)
  • Mr. Poe's Eureka” by N. P. Willis (?) (Home Journal (New York), August 12, 1848)
  • [Review of Eureka]” by Anonymous, Gazette of the Union, Golden Rule, and Odd Fellows's Family Companion (New York, NY), August 26, 1848)
  • [Review of Eureka]” by Freeman Hunt, Hunt's Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review, August 1848, 19:237
  • [Review of Eureka]” by Anonymous, United States Magazine and Democratic Review, vol. XXIII, whole no. 122, August 1848, p. 192
  • “[Review of Eureka]” by Anonymous, Cheltenham Chronicle and Gloucestershire Graphic (Cheltenham, UK), October 5, 1848
  • Literary and Political Police” by George Lippard, Quaker City, December 30, 1848
  • [Review of Eureka]” by John Milton Emerson, The Indicator (Amherst College), February 1849
  • Mr. Poe's Lecture,” Norfolk Beacon (Norfold, VA), September 17, 1849
  • [Mr. Poe's Lecture]” by John M. Daniel (Richmond Semi-Weekly Examiner (Richmond, VA), September 25, 1849)
  • Death of Edgar A. Poe,” Baltimore Patriot and Commercial Gazette (Baltimore, MD), vol. 70, no. 83, October 8, 1849, p. 2, cols. 2-3
  • “Death of Edgar A. Poe” by “Ludwig” (Rufus Wilmot Griswold)
    • Death of Edgar A. Poe” (October 9, 1849, New York Daily Tribune)
    • “Death of Edgar A. Poe” (October 16, 1849, New York Daily Tribune, California edition)
    • Edgar A. Poe” (October 10, 1849, New York Daily Tribune)
    • Death of Edgar Allan Poe” (October 20, 1849, New York Weekly Tribune) (with some additional material omitted from the first edition but printed in the Tribune for October 10, 1849)
  • [Obituary of Edgar A. Poe]” by Anonymous Semi-Weekly Union (Washington, DC), October 9, 1849 (A brief obituary, probably with information supplied by J. E. Snodgrass)
  • [Notice of Poe's Death” by Anonymous, Evening Post (New York, NY), October 9, 1849
  • [Obituary of Edgar A. Poe]” by John M. Daniel (Richmond Semi-Weekly Examiner (Richmond, VA), October 12, 1849) (Although the obituary is unsigned, Daniel was the editor of the Examiner, and much of it is essentially recycled, along with the Examiner article of October 19, into the article printed under his name in the Southern Literary Messenger for March 1850)
  • Characteristics of Edgar A. Poe” by John M. Daniel (Richmond Semi-Weekly Examiner (Richmond, VA), October 19, 1849) (Although the article is unsigned, Daniel was the editor of the Examiner, and much of it is essentially recycled, along with the Examiner obituary of October 12, into the article printed under his name in the Southern Literary Messenger for March 1850)
  • “Death of Edgar Poe” by Nathaniel P. Willis
    • Death of Edgar Poe” by Nathaniel P. Willis, Home Journal, October 20, 1849.
    • Death of Edgar A. Poe” (Works of the Late Edgar Allan Poe, 1850)
    • “Edgar Poe” (Hurry-Graphs; or, Sketches of Scenery, Celebrities, & Society, Taken from Life, London: Henry G. Bohn, 1851)
  • Memoir of Edgar A. Poe” by Henry Beck Hirst, M’Makin's Model American Courier (Philadelphia, PA), October 20, 1849
  • [Edgar A. Poe]” by George Lippard, Quaker City (Philadelphia, PA), October 20, 1849, vol. 2, no. 5, p. 2, cols. 3-4
  • Death of Edgar A. Poe” by Anonymous, Richards’ Weekly Gazette (Ahtens, GA), October 20, 1849
  • [Death of E. A. Poe]” by Anonymous (possibly the editor, James Clark), Huntingdon Journal (Huntington, PA), October 23, 1849
  • Edgar A. Poe” by Benjamin Lindsey, Jr., Daily Mercury (New Bedford, MA), October 20, 1849 (reprinted in the Weekly Mercury for October 26, 1849)
  • Death of Poe” by E. H. N. Patterson, Oquawka Spectator (Oquawka, Illinois), October 24, 1849
  • Miserrimus” by Richard H. Stoddard, Daily Tribune (New York, NY), October 27, 1849 (a poem)
  • The Late Edgar A. Poe” by John R. Thompson (Southern Literary Messenger, November 1849)
  • Literary Fame” by E. H. N. Patterson, Oquawka Spectator (Oquawka, Illinois), November 7, 1849
  • The Late Edgar A. Poe” by Rufus Wilmot Griswold, Literary American (New York, NY), November 10, 1849 (these few paragraphs reprinted in Griswold's memoir of Poe first published in 1850)
  • Edgar Allan Poe” by Anonymous, Daily Tribune (New York, NY), November 13, 1849 (a poem)
  • On the Death of Edgar A. Poe” by Sarah T. Bolton, Home Journal (New York), November 17, 1849 (a poem)
  • Edgar Allan Poe” by Anonymous, New York Semi-Weekly Tribune (New York), November 17, 1849 (a poem)
  • Reminiscences of Edgar A. Poe” by Frances S. Osgood, Saroni's Musical Times (New York), December 8, 1849
  • “[Preview notice of The Works of the Late Edgar Allan Poe]” by Charles F. Briggs, Holden's Dollar Magazine (New York), December 1849

 


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~~ 1850 ~~

  • [Review of The Works of the Late Edgar Allan Poe]” by Anonymous, New-York Spectator, January 17, 1850
  • [Review of The Works of the Late Edgar Allan Poe]” by George Ripley, New-York Daily Tribune, January 19, 1850
  • [Review of The Works of the Late Edgar Allan Poe]” by Evert A. Duyckinck, Literary World (New York, NY), January 26, 1850
  • [Review of The Works of the Late Edgar A. Poe]”, by Anonymous, Albion, a Journal of Politics and Literature (January 19, 1850)
  • Edgar A. Poe” by Henry Clay Preuss, Richmond Enquirer (Richmond VA), January 29, 1850 (the first version of this poem)
  • Caelicola” by Thomas Holley Chivers, Peterson's Magazine (Philadelphia, PA), February 1850 (a poem)
  • [[An]] Estimate of Edgar Poe” by Anonymous, Home Journal (New York, NY), February 2, 1850 (chiefly reprinting a letter from the Newark Daily Advertiser)
  • Edgar Allan Poe” by John M. Daniel, Southern Literary Messenger, March 1850
  • “The Late Edgar Allan Poe” by George Rex Graham
    • The Late Edgar Allan Poe” by George Rex Graham, Graham's Magazine (March 1850)
    • “Graham's Estimate of Poe,” Boston Notion (May 4, 1850)  (reprinted from Graham's)
    • “[Introduction]” by George Rex Graham, Poems [by Edgar Allan Poe] (New York: H. M. Caldwell, 1850) (used along with Willis's article as a memoir)
  • [Review of The Works of the Late Edgar A. Poe]”, by Anonymous, American Artisan (New York, NY) (March 9, 1850)
  • Estimates of Edgar A. Poe” by Nathaniel P. Willis and John R. Thompson, Home Journal (March 30, 1850)
  • [Review of The Works of Edgar A. Poe” by George Washington Peck, American Whig Review (New York, NY), vol. 5, no. 3, March 1850, pp. 301-315
  • The New School of Poetry” by Anonymous, Literary Union (Syracuse, NY), vol. 1, no. 4, April 1850, pp. 181-195
  • Cryptography — Mr. Poe as a Cryptographer” by Rev. Warren H. Cudworth, Lowell Weekly Journal (April 19, 1850)
  • Edgar A. Poe” by John Neal, Portland Daily Advertiser (Portland, Maine), April 26, 1850
  • The Valley of Diamonds, Part XVI” by Thomas Holley Chivers, Georgia Citizen (Macon, GA), July 12, 1850 (an early article in which Chivers claims that Poe stole the idea of “The Raven” from his own poem “To Allegra Florence in Heaven”)
  • The Literati” by Anonymous, Public Ledger and Daily Transcript (Philadelphia, PA), September 16, 1850 (brief review of volume 3 of The Works of the Late Edgar Allan Poe, edited by R. W. Griswold)
  • The Literati” by Anonymous, Oneida Morning Herald (Utica, NY), September 16, 1850 (brief review of volume 3 of The Works of the Late Edgar Allan Poe, edited by R. W. Griswold)
  • [Review of The Literati]” by Evert A. Duyckinck, Literary World (New York, NY), September 21, 1850
  • [Review of Literati” by Freeman Hunt, Hunt's Merchants' Magazne and Commercial Review, September 1850, 23:363
  • “Edgar Allan Poe” by Rufus Wilmot Griswold
    • Edgar Allan Poe” by Rufus Wilmot Griswold (International Magazine, October 1850) (issued almost simultaneously with the “Memoir,” but lacking the “Preface” material.)
    • Preface and Memoir” (Works of the Late Edgar Allan Poe, 1850)
  • [Review of The Literati]” by Charles Jacobs Peterson, Peterson's Magazine (Philadelphia, PA), November 1850
  • “Editorial: To the Rev. Rufus Wilmot Griswold” by George Rex Graham
    • Editorial: To the Rev. Rufus Wilmot Griswold” by George Rex Graham, Graham's Magazine (November 1850)
    • “Edgar Poe Again” by Mrs. M. Louise Crossley, Sunny South (Atlanta, GA) (vol. V, whole no. 215, August 23, 1879, p. 2, col. 5) (reprints Graham's letter in full, with a brief introduction)
  • Edgar Allan Poe” by Thomas Powell, The Living Writers of America, New York: Stringer and Townsend, 1850

 


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