Text: Edgar Allan Poe to Lydia H. Sigourney — November 10, 1841 (LTR-128)


Philadelphia. Nov. 10, 1841.

Dear Madam,

Since my connexion, as editor, with “Graham's Magazine”, of this city, I have been sadly disappointed to find that you deem us unworthy your correspondence. Month after month elapses, and, although our list numbers “good names,” we still miss that of Mrs Sigourney. Is there no mode of tempting you to send us an occasional contribution? Mr Graham desires me to say that he would be very especially obliged if you could furnish, “him with a poem, however brief, for the January number. His compensation — for the days of gratuitous contributions are luckily gone by — will be at least as liberal as that of any publisher in America. May I hope to hear from you in reply? Excuse, dear Madam, this villanous steel pen, and believe me with high respect    

Yr Mo ob St
Edgar A Poe

Mrs L. H. Sigourney





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