Text: Edgar Allan Poe to Frances Sargent Osgood — October 1845 (LTR-214)


My Dear Madam,

Through some inadvertence at the Office of the B. Journal, I failed to receive your kind and altogether delightful note until this morning.

Thank you a thousand times for your sweet poem, and for the valued words of flattery which accompanied it.

Business, of late, has made of me so great a slave that I shall not be able to spend an evening with you until Thursday next.

[[The signature from this letter is missing.]]



The identity of F. S. Osgood as the person addressed by this letter has been assigned by a note of “Poe to Mrs Osgood.” The writer of this note is not Poe, but may be R. W. Griswold.


[S:0 - MS, 18xx] - Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore - Works - Letters - Poe to F. S. Osgood (LTR214/RCL580)