Poe's Helen Remembers (1979), title page and table of contents


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Title page:

Poe’s Helen Remembers

 

Edited by John Carl Miller

University Press of Virginia

Charlottesville

[[1979]]

 

 



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Table of Contents

Contents

                                     PAGE
Preface    xvii
Acknowledgments    xix
Editorial Method    xxi
Introduction: Ingram’s “Providence” Comes to His Aid    xxv
1873   
  1. John H. Ingram to Sarah Helen Whitman, Dec. 20    1
1874   
  2. Sarah Helen Whitman to John H. Ingram, Jan. 13    5
  3. John H. Ingram to Sarah Helen Whitman, Jan. 26    9
  4. John H. Ingram to Sarah Helen Whitman, Jan. 28    12
  5. John H. Ingram to Sarah Helen Whitman, Feb. 3    15
  6. John H. Ingram to Sarah Helen Whitman, Feb. 11    17
  7. Sarah Helen Whitman to John H. Ingram, Feb. 11    19
  8. Sarah Helen Whitman to John H. Ingram, Feb. 16    27
  9. Sarah Helen Whitman to John H. Ingram, Feb. 19    30
  10. Sarah Helen Whitman to John H. Ingram, Feb. 20    34
  11. Sarah Helen Whitman to John H. Ingram, Feb. 24    38
  12. Sarah Helen Whitman to John H. Ingram, Feb. 27    40
  13. John H. Ingram to Sarah Helen Whitman, Feb. 27    43
  14. “More New Facts about Edgar Allan Poe,” by John H. Ingram, Feb. 21    47
  15. John H. Ingram to Sarah Helen Whitman, Mar. 2    55
  16. Sarah Helen Whitman to John H. Ingram, Mar. 3    58
  17. Sarah Helen Whitman to John H. Ingram, Mar. 4    59
  18. Sarah Helen Whitman to John H. Ingram, Mar. 6    61
  19. John H. Ingram to Sarah Helen Whitman, Mar. 6    63 [[62]]
  20. Sarah Helen Whitman to John H. Ingram, Mar. 10    66
  21. John H. Ingram to Sarah Helen Whitman, Mar. 11    68
  22. John H. Ingram to Sarah Helen Whitman, Mar. 11    71
  23. Sarah Helen Whitman to John H. Ingram, Mar. 13    75
  24. Sarah Helen Whitman to John H. Ingram, Mar. 16    76
  25. John H. Ingram to Sarah Helen Whitman, Mar. 16    79
  26. Sarah Helen Whitman to John H. Ingram, Mar. 17    85
  27. John H. Ingram to Sarah Helen Whitman, Mar. 19    85
  28. Sarah Helen Whitman to John H. Ingram, Mar. 20    87
  29. Sarah Helen Whitman to John H. Ingram, Mar. 23    89
  30. John H. Ingram to Sarah Helen Whitman, Mar. 24    90
  31. John H. Ingram to Sarah Helen Whitman, Mar. 25    92
  32. Sarah Helen Whitman to John H. Ingram, Mar. 27    93
  33. Sarah Helen Whitman to John H. Ingram, Mar. 30    97
  34. John H. Ingram to Sarah Helen Whitman, Mar. 31    100
  35. Sarah Helen Whitman to John H. Ingram, Apr. 2 and Apr. 3    103
  36. John H. Ingram to Sarah Helen Whitman, Apr. 2    106
  37. John H. Ingram to Sarah Helen Whitman, Apr. 4 and Apr. 7    109
  38. Sarah Helen Whitman to John H. Ingram, Apr. 7    112
  39. Sarah Helen Whitman to John H. Ingram, Apr. 10    114
  40. Sarah Helen Whitman to John H. Ingram, Apr. 14    117
  41. John H. Ingram to Sarah Helen Whitman, Apr. 14    119
  42. Sarah Helen Whitman to John H. Ingram, Apr. 17 and Apr. 21    121
  43. John H. Ingram to Sarah Helen Whitman, Apr. 21 and Apr. 22    125
  44. Sarah Helen Whitman to John H. Ingram, Apr. 24    129
  45. John H. Ingram to Sarah Helen Whitman, Apr. 28    131
  46. “Edgar Allan Poe’s Early Poems,” by John H. Ingram, May    135
  47. Sarah Helen Whitman to John H. Ingram, May 4    143
  48. Sarah Helen Whitman to John H. Ingram, May 5    146
  49. John H. Ingram to Sarah Helen Whitman, May 5    147
  50. Sarah Helen Whitman to John H. Ingram, May 6    151
  51. Sarah Helen Whitman to John H. Ingram, May 11    152
  52. Sarah Helen Whitman to John H. Ingram, May 14    156
  53. John H. Ingram to Sarah Helen Whitman, May 19    157
  54. Sarah Helen Whitman to John H. Ingram, June 2    161
  55. John H. Ingram to Sarah Helen Whitman, June 15    164
  56. “Edgar Poe,” by John H. Ingram, June    168
  57. Sarah Helen Whitman to John H. Ingram, June 16    180
  58. Sarah Helen Whitman to John H. Ingram, June 30    181
  59. John H. Ingram to Sarah Helen Whitman, July 6 and July 7    184
  60. John H. Ingram to Sarah Helen Whitman, July 14 and July 15    188
  61. Sarah Helen Whitman to John H. Ingram, July 21    190
  62. Sarah Helen Whitman to John H. Ingram, July 27    194
  63. Sarah Helen Whitman to John H. Ingram, July 31    195
  64. John H. Ingram to Sarah Helen Whitman, Aug. 3    198
  65. Sarah Helen Whitman to John H. Ingram, Aug. 7    202
  66. Sarah Helen Whitman to John H. Ingram, Aug. 18    203
  67. John H. Ingram to Sarah Helen Whitman, Sept. 4, 13 and 14    206
  68. Sarah Helen Whitman to John H. Ingram, Sept. 29, 30, and Oct. 1    212
  69. John H. Ingram to Sarah Helen Whitman, Oct. 7 and Oct. 13    215
  70. Sarah Helen Whitman to John H. Ingram, Oct. 22    220
  71. Sarah Helen Whitman to John H. Ingram, Nov. 6    221
  72. John H. Ingram to Sarah Helen Whitman, Nov. 10    222
  73. Sarah Helen Whitman to John H. Ingram, Nov. 13    225
  74. Sarah Helen Whitman to John H. Ingram, Nov. 24    226
  75. John H. Ingram to Sarah Helen Whitman, Nov. 27 and Nov. 30    227
  76. Sarah Helen Whitman to John H. Ingram, Nov. 30 and Dec. 4    231
  77. Sarah Helen Whitman to John H. Ingram, Dec. 13    233
  78. John H. Ingram to Sarah Helen Whitman, Dec. 16    236
  79. John H. Ingram to Sarah Helen Whitman, Dec. 28    238
1875   
  80. Sarah Helen Whitman to John H. Ingram, Jan. 4    242
  81. Sarah Helen Whitman to John H. Ingram, Jan. 7    245
  82. Sarah Helen Whitman to John H. Ingram, Jan. 15    247
  83. John H. Ingram to Sarah Helen Whitman, Jan. 27 and Jan. 29    250
  84. Sarah Helen Whitman to John H. Ingram, Feb. 14    255
  85. Sarah Helen Whitman to John H. Ingram, Mar. 9    259
  86. John H. Ingram to Sarah Helen Whitman, Mar. 14    260
  87. Review of Henry Curwen’s Sorrow and Song, by John H. Ingram, Mar. 13    265
  88. Sarah Helen Whitman to John H. Ingram, Mar. 26    266
  89. Sarah Helen Whitman to John H. Ingram, Mar. 30    267
  90. John H. Ingram to Sarah Helen Whitman, Apr. 7 and Apr. 8    269
  91. Review of R. H. Stoddard’s “Original Memoir” of Poe, by John H. Ingram, Apr. 3    271
  92. Sarah Helen Whitman to John H. Ingram, Apr. 14    274
  93. John H. Ingram to Sarah Helen Whitman, Apr. 22    275
  94. Sarah Helen Whitman to John H. Ingram, Apr. 27    281
  95. John H. Ingram to Sarah Helen Whitman, May 2 and May 3    282
  96. Sarah Helen Whitman to John H. Ingram, May 7    285
  97. Sarah Helen Whitman to John H. Ingram, May 11    288
  98. John H. Ingram to Sarah Helen Whitman, May 18 and May 20    289
  99. Sarah Helen Whitman to John H. Ingram, May 27    294
  100. Sarah Helen Whitman to John H. Ingram, June 2    300
  101. John H. Ingram to Sarah Helen Whitman, June 2    302
  102. Sarah Helen Whitman to John H. Ingram, June 25    310
  103. John H. Ingram to Sarah Helen Whitman, June 30    312
  104. John H. Ingram to Sarah Helen Whitman, July 6    315
  105. John H. Ingram to Sarah Helen Whitman, July 22    315
  106. Sarah Helen Whitman to John H. Ingram, Aug. 10    319
  107. Sarah Helen Whitman to John H. Ingram, Aug. 13    323
  108. John H. Ingram to Sarah Helen Whitman, Sept. 11    325
  109. John H. Ingram to Sarah Helen Whitman, Sept. 15    325
  110. Sarah Helen Whitman to John H. Ingram, Sept. 28    330
  111. Sarah Helen Whitman to John H. Ingram, Oct. 5    333
  112. John H. Ingram to Sarah Helen Whitman, Oct. 11    335
  113. Sarah Helen Whitman to John H. Ingram, Oct. 12    337
  114. John H. Ingram to Sarah Helen Whitman, Oct. 18    340
  115. Sarah Helen Whitman to John H. Ingram, Oct. 22    342
  116. Sarah Helen Whitman to John H. Ingram, Oct. 25    344
  117. Sarah Helen Whitman to John H. Ingram, Nov. 1    350
  118. John H. Ingram to Sarah Helen Whitman, Nov. 4    353
  119. John H. Ingram to Sarah Helen Whitman, Nov. 4    355
  120. John H. Ingram to Sarah Helen Whitman, Nov. 10 and Nov. 13    356
  121. “Poe’s Politian,” by John H. Ingram, November    357
  122. John H. Ingram to Sarah Helen Whitman, Nov. 18    364
  123. Sarah Helen Whitman to John H. Ingram, Nov. 20    366
  124. John H. Ingram to Sarah Helen Whitman, Nov. 25    370
  125. Sarah Helen Whitman to John H. Ingram, Nov. 26    371
  126. Sarah Helen Whitman to John H. Ingram, Nov. 30    371
  127. Sarah Helen Whitman to John H. Ingram, Dec. 7    372
  128. Sarah Helen Whitman to John H. Ingram, Dec. 14    374
  129. Sarah Helen Whitman to John H. Ingram, Dec. 21    375
  130. John H. Ingram to Sarah Helen Whitman, Dec. 21    376
  131. Sarah Helen Whitman to John H. Ingram, Dec. 28    378
  132. John H. Ingram to Sarah Helen Whitman, Dec. 29    379
1876   
  133. Sarah Helen Whitman to John H. Ingram, Jan. 4    382
  134. John H. Ingram to Sarah Helen Whitman, Jan. 13 and Jan. 15    384
  135. John H. Ingram to Sarah Helen Whitman, Jan. 19    386
  136. Sarah Helen Whitman to John H. Ingram, Feb. 1    389
  137. Sarah Helen Whitman to John H. Ingram, Feb. 13    390
  138. John H. Ingram to Sarah Helen Whitman, Feb. 14    392
  139. Reply from William F. Gill to John H. Ingram, Feb. 15    396
  140. Sarah Helen Whitman to John H. Ingram, Feb. 29    399
  141. Sarah Helen Whitman to John H. Ingram, Mar. 7    401
  142. John H. Ingram to Sarah Helen Whitman, Mar. 14    402
  143. Ingram’s Rejoinder to Gill’s Reply, Apr. 1    404
  144. Sarah Helen Whitman to John H. Ingram, Mar. 24    406
  145. John H. Ingram to Sarah Helen Whitman, Apr. 5    409
  146. Sarah Helen Whitman to John H. Ingram, Apr. 7    412
  147. Sarah Helen Whitman to John H. Ingram, Apr. 18    414
  148. John H. Ingram to Sarah Helen Whitman, Apr. 22    415
  149. John H. Ingram to Sarah Helen Whitman, May 2    417
  150. Sarah Helen Whitman to John H. Ingram, May 19    419
  151. John H. Ingram to Sarah Helen Whitman, May 31    422
  152. “The Unknown Poetry of Edgar Poe,” by John H. Ingram, June    424
  153. John H. Ingram to Sarah Helen Whitman, June 3    435
  154. Sarah Helen Whitman to John H. Ingram, June 16    435
  155. John H. Ingram to Sarah Helen Whitman, June 28 and June 29    437
  156. Sarah Helen Whitman to John H. Ingram, July 11 and July 18    440
  157. “The Bibliography of Edgar Poe,” by John H. Ingram, July 29    442
  158. John H. Ingram to Sarah Helen Whitman, Aug. 3    448
  159. Sarah Helen Whitman to John H. Ingram, Aug. 25    450
  160. John H. Ingram to Sarah Helen Whitman, Sept. 12    451
  161. Sarah Helen Whitman to John H. Ingram, Oct. 19    453
  162. John H. Ingram to Sarah Helen Whitman, Nov. 2    455
  163. Sarah Helen Whitman to John H. Ingram, Nov. 14 and Nov. 20    457
  164. John H. Ingram to Sarah Helen Whitman, Dec. 12    460
  165. Sarah Helen Whitman to John H. Ingram, Dec. 15    462
  166. Sarah Helen Whitman to John H. Ingram, Dec. 31    463
1877   
  167. Sarah Helen Whitman to John H. Ingram, Jan. 9    466
  168. John H. Ingram to Sarah Helen Whitman, Jan. 18    467
  169. Sarah Helen Whitman to John H. Ingram, Feb. 2    470
  170. John H. Ingram to Sarah Helen Whitman, Feb. 3    471
  171. John H. Ingram to Sarah Helen Whitman, Feb. 14    473
  172. Review of Eugene L. Didier’s Life and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, by John H. Ingram, Feb. 10    476
  173. Sarah Helen Whitman to John H. Ingram, Mar. 2    481
  174. Sarah Helen Whitman to John H. Ingram, Mar. 13    482
  175. John H. Ingram to Sarah Helen Whitman, Mar. 19    484
  176. John H. Ingram to Sarah Helen Whitman, Apr. 26    487
  177. Review of William F. Gill’s Life of Edgar Allan Poe, by John H. Ingram, Oct. 6    488
  178. Gill’s Reply to Ingram’s Review, Nov. 11    490
1878   
  179. Sarah Helen Whitman to John H. Ingram, Jan. 16    492
  180. John H. Ingram to Sarah Helen Whitman, Feb. 2    493
  181. Sarah Helen Whitman to John H. Ingram, Mar. 9    495
  182. John H. Ingram to Sarah Helen Whitman, Apr. 9 and Apr. 10    496
  183. Review of John H. Ingram’s “Unpublished Correspondence by Edgar A. Poe,” by Sarah Helen Whitman, May 4    498
  184. Rose Peckham to John H. Ingram, July 3    500
  185. Rose Peckham to John H. Ingram, Aug. 14    503
  186. “Mrs. Sarah Helen Whitman,” Obituary Notice by John H. Ingram, July 20    506
Index    511

 


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The following dedication appears on p. v, unnumbered:

To those mentors and friends,

professors in the University of Virginia

and giants in the earth,

James Southall Wilson,

Armistead Churchill Gordon, Jr.,

John Cook Wyllie, and

Frances Lewis Berkeley, Jr.


The following quotation appears on p. vi, unnumbered:

ALMANZOR. Stand off; I have not leisure yet to die.

Dryden, The Conquest of Granada

 


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The following text appears on the inside of the dust jacket:

[front flap:]

Edgar Poe’s life continues to fascinate, its events beclouded by myth and fantasy. Mrs. Sarah Helen Whitman, the gifted and charming poet of Providence, Rhode Island, was engaged to Poe in 1848 and was among those who knew him best. This volume offers the largely unknown and unpublished correspondence between Mrs. Whitman and John Henry Ingram, Poe’s English admirer, that is the basis for Poe biography.

The book makes fascinating reading. It offers information about Poe which has not been fully taken advantage of by Poe’s biographers, including Ingram, and it provides the most complete contemporary portrait of Poe available. The account is also special in its sensitive and incisive discussion of Poe from a woman’s perspective. The volume reveals much about Helen Whitman, herself a critic and poet of considerable stature, and it chronicles the peculiar relationship of Mrs. Whitman to Ingram.

The first biography of Poe by Rufus Wilmot Griswold, published in 1850, was a vicious and slanderous account that has become the source for many Poe myths. Ingram came to Poe’s defense and published his vindicatory biography in 1880. The letters begin in 1873 with Ingram’s impassioned appeal to Mrs. Whitman for assistance and end in 1878 shortly before her death. They deal with almost every question that has ever arisen about Poe as a writer and person. Supplementing the letters are rare contemporary articles, letters to newspapers, and important book reviews that hitherto have been virtually inaccessible.

The correspondence between Ingram and Mrs. Whitman is itself dramatic, from his wooing her for help to his deliberate [back flap:] destruction of her belief that she was Poe’s only love after the death of his wife. The drama concludes with her wry and witty attack on Ingram only fifty-four days before her death.

 


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