Text: J. W. Ostrom, B. R. Pollin, and J. A. Savoye, “Illustrations 37-38,” The Collected Letters of Edgar Allan Poe — Vol. II: 1824-1845 (2008), between pp. 684 and 685, II-A (This material is protected by copyright)


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Rufus Wilmot Griswold, ca. 1855

37. Rufus Wilmot Griswold, ca. 1855

Courtesy of Jeffrey A. Savoye

This engraved portrait was first printed in The Knickerbocker Gallery: A Testimonial to the Editor of the Knickerbocker Magazine from its Contributors (New York: Samuel Hueston, 1855). It is based on a painting by Miner Kilbourne Kellogg (1814-1889).

James Russell Lowell in 1845

38. James Russell Lowell in 1845

Courtesy of the Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore

This daguerreotype of Lowell was taken in Philadelphia at the studio of William and Frederick Langenheim about May of 1845. The sitting of Lowell (and his wife Maria) is documented by a letter of May 12, 1845 to Lowell’s sister-in-law, in which he describes both likenesses as “excellent.”

 


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Notes:

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