Text: Edgar Allan Poe to Francis Lieber — June 18, 1836 (LTR-069b)


Richmond June 18. 1836

Dear Sir,

At the request of Mr Thomas W. White Proprietor of the “Southern Literary Messenger” I take the liberty of addressing you, and of soliciting some little contribution for our Magazine.

It is our design to issue, as soon as may be, a number of the Messenger consisting altogether of articles from our most distinguished literati, and to this end have been promised, and have received aid from a variety of high sources — among others from Judge Hopkinson, from Paulding, from Mrs Sigourney &c &c. We are exceedingly anxious to include your name among the rest. Could you not send us some little spare scrap in your port-folio? — some historical anecdote — personal reminiscence — philological essay — in short any thing, with your name. We would be highly gratified if you could assist us in this matter.

With the highest respect

Yr. Ob. St.
Edgar A. Poe

Ed. S. L. M.

Dr. Francis Lieber.



A facsimile of this letter was printed in the Emerson Society Quarterly, Vol. 51 No. 2, 1968, pt. II, p. 51.


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