Text: J. W. Ostrom, B. R. Pollin, and J. A. Savoye, “Abbreviations,” The Collected Letters of Edgar Allan Poe — Vol. I: 1824-1845 (2008), pp. vii-xii ( This material is protected by copyright)


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Abbreviations

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>> <<   inserted matter
[]   editorial interpolations
ABC   American Book-Prices Current
Allen   Allen, Hervey, Israfel: The Life and Times of Edgar Allan Poe
a.l.s. or A.L.S.   autograph letter signed.
Am. Lit.   American Literature
American Magazines   Mott, L. A., History of American Magazines
APXA   Appendix A, in volume II of the present edition (Entries are noted by last name of correspondent, example: “APXA-Allan”)
APXB   Appendix B, in volume II of the present edition (Entries are noted by number, examples: “RC-1” or “PN-2”)
APXC   Appendix C, in volume II of the present edition (Entries are noted by number, example: “SP-10”)
ATQ   American Transcendental Quarterly
BAL   Blank, J., The Bibliography of American Literature
Bixby   Bixby, W. K., Some Edgar Allan Poe Letters in the Collection of W. K. Bixby
BJ   The Broadway Journal (New York)
Burton’s   Burton’s Gentleman’s Magazine, and American Monthly Review (Philadelphia)
CL   Check List of the Correspondence of EAP, in volume II of the present edition (Entries are noted by number, example: “CL-485”)
DAB   Dictionary of American Biography
DLB   Dictionary of Literary Biography
DP   Pollin, B. R., Discoveries in Poe
EAP   In book and article titles, Poe’s name has generally been condensed to EAP if more than his last name only is used
Gill   Gill, W. F., The Life of Edgar Allan Poe
Graham’s   Graham’s Magazine (Philadelphia)
Godey’s   Godey’s Lady’s Book (Philadelphia)
G [ Memoir]   Griswold, R. W.,”Preface” and “Memoir”
H [ L&L]   Harrison, J. A., Life and Letters of Edgar Allan Poe
H [LL]   Harrison, J. A., Last Letters of Edgar Allan Poe to Sarah Helen Whitman
H [Works]   Harrison, J. A., ed., The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe
Heartman & Canny   Heartman, C. F., and J. R. Canny, A Bibliography of Edgar Allan Poe (1943 edition, unless otherwise specified)
Heartman & Rede   Heartman, C. F. and K. Rede, A Census of First Editions and Source Materials of Edgar Allan Poe in American Collections
Hull   Hull, W. D., A Canon of the Critical Works of Edgar Allan Poe
Ingram   Ingram, J. H., Edgar Allan Poe (1880)
The Letters   Ostrom, J. W., ed., The Letters of Edgar Allan Poe
Life   see Ingram
LTR   letter, in the present edition (Entries are noted by number, example: “LTR-201”)
M   “Marginalia” entry, as numbered by Pollin, ed., Writings, volume 2, The Brevities (Entries are noted by number, example “M-215”)
Miller, BPB   Miller, J. C., Building Poe Biography
MLN   Modern Language Notes
MissQ   Mississippi Quarterly
MS or MSS   manuscript or manuscripts
OED   Oxford English Dictionary
PCW   Pollin, B. R., Poe, Creator of Words
PD   Pollin, B. R., Dictionary of Names and Titles in Poe’s Collected Works
PE   Wilson, J. S., “The Letters of Edgar A. Poe to George W. Eveleth”
Phillips   Phillips, M. E., Edgar Allan Poe, the Man
PN   Promissory note, in volume II of the present edition (see Appendix B) (Entries are noted by number, example: “PN-1”)
The Poe Log   Thomas, D. and D. K. Jackson, The Poe Log
PS   Poe Studies (Later called Poe Studies: Dark Romanticism)
Quinn   Quinn, A. H., Edgar Allan Poe: A Critical Biography
Quinn & Hart   Quinn, A. H., and R. H. Hart, E. A. Poe Letters and Documents in the Enoch Pratt Free Library
RALS   Resources in American Literary Studies
RC   Receipt, in volume II of the present edition (see Appendix B) (Entries are noted by number, for example “RC-2”)
RF   Reference entry, in the Check List (Entries are noted by number, for example “RF-4”)
SAR   Studies in the American Renaissance
SLM   The Southern Literary Messenger (Richmond)
SLP   Field, E., Some Letters of Edgar Allan Poe to E. H. N. Patterson of Oquawka, Illinois
SP   Spurious, doubtful, or forged letter entry, in volume II of the present edition (see Spurious, etc. section of Check List) (Entries are noted by number, example: “SP-10”)
SPR   Spurious, doubtful, or forged letter text, in volume II of the present edition (see Appendix C) (Entries are noted by number, example: “SPR-55”)
Stanard   Stanard, M. N., ed., Edgar Allan Poe Letters Till Now Unpublished in the Valentine Museum
Such Friends   Rose, A. G. and J. A. Savoye, Such Friends as These
TOM   Thomas Ollive Mabbott
TOM [ ATMP]   Mabbott, T. O., ed., Al Aaraaf, Tamerlane, and Minor Poems
TOM [ EP]   Mabbott, T. O., “The Letters of George W. Eveleth to Edgar Allan Poe”
TOM [Iowa]   University of Iowa, Mabbott Collection, the papers and materials of T. O. Mabbott (including a variety of notes, books, and articles about Poe)
TOM [ Poems]   Mabbott, T. O., ed., The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. I: Poems
TOM [ RAOP]   Mabbott, T. O., ed., The Raven and Other Poems, 1942
TOM [ TAOP]   Mabbott, T. O., ed., Tamerlane and Other Poems
TOM [ T&S]   Mabbott, T. O., ed., The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vols. II-III: Tales and Sketches
W [1885]   Woodberry, G. E., Edgar Allan Poe
W [1909]   Woodberry, G. E., The Life of Edgar Allan Poe
Whitty   Whitty, J. H., ed., The Complete Poems of Edgar Allan Poe (1911 and 1917)
Writings   Pollin, B. R., ed., Collected Writings of Edgar Allan Poe (five volumes, listed separately in the bibliography)
Wyllie, Poe’s Tales   Wyllie, J. C., “A List of the Texts of Poe’s Tales”

See the bibliography for fuller information on books and articles.

Some additional abbreviations used only in the Check List are noted at the end of the introduction to that section.

 


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