Text: J. W. Ostrom, B. R. Pollin, and J. A. Savoye, “Check List, 1844-1849 and not dated,” The Collected Letters of Edgar Allan Poe — Vol. II: 1846-1849 (2008), pp. 1153-1160 (This material is protected by copyright)


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Check List

Date 1844 CL.
No.

461a

Jan.

J. R. Lowell (Cambridge, MA) to Poe (?) (Philadelphia, PA). Goodspeed sale cat., no. 237. There is some question as to whether or not this letter is addressed to Poe. MS unlocated. (CL48-461a.)

462

Jan. 13

Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to J. B. Sutherland (Philadelphia, PA). L [1948], 1:240-241. (Sutherland was a naval officer in the Custom House.) MS at PHC. (LTR48-166 // CL48-462.)

463

before Jan. 31 (or early 1846)

Poe (Philadelphia, PA?) to Mr. Clark(e?) (Philadelphia, PA or Baltimore, MD?). Robert H. Dodd sale cat., no. 27, March 1918; Parke-Bernet sale (Groves), 5-6 April 1943, item 374; L [1948], 1:241. MS-fragment at TxU-Hu (formerly in the collection of Wm. H. Koester). SH $210 (1943). (LTR48-167 // CL48-463.)

464

[Jan. 31]

Poe (Baltimore, MD) to I. Munroe (Baltimore, MD). L [1948], 1:241-242. Munroe was editor of the Baltimore Patriot. MS unlocated; transcript by J. C. French at MdBJ (French). (LTR48-168 // CL48-464.)

464a

[Feb. 1, Thursday morning, 7 a.m.]

Poe (Baltimore, MD) to J. P. Kennedy (Baltimore, MD). Sotheby’s (London) sale, 2-3 June 1924, item 321; L [1948], 1:242 and L [1966], 2:704. MS at ViU (Clement Dixon Johnston). (LTR48-168a // CL48-464a.)

464b

before Feb. 9

Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to J. R. Lowell (Cambridge, MA). Implied by J. R. Lowell to Poe, 6 March 1844 (CL-470). (CL08-464b.)

465

before Feb. 18 (?)

G. Lippard (Philadelphia, PA) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA). Implied by Poe to G. Lippard, 18 Feb. 1844 (CL-466). (CL48-465.)

466

Feb. 18

Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to G. Lippard (Philadelphia, PA). G. Lippard, Herbert Tracy (Philadelphia: R. G. Berford, 1844) pp. 167-168; Modern Language Notes, 1917, 32:270 (excerpt); Phillips, 1:854 (excerpts); Heartman & Canny [1940], pp. 93-94 (quoted); L [1948], 1:242-243. (LTR48-169 // CL41-384; CL48-466.)

466a

Feb. 18

Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to L. J. Cist (Cincinnati, OH). Christie’s (NY) sale, 9 Dec. 1998, item 47 (F). MS in the collection of the “California Collector.” SH $16,000 (1998). (LTR08-169a // CL08-466a.)

467

Feb. 23

J. Tomlin (Jackson, TN) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA). Century Mag. (Sept. 1894), 48:736-737; H [Works], 17:158; W [1909], 2:55-56. MS at MB (Griswold). (CL41-385; CL48-467.)

468

March 1

Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to J. C. Myers, S. Williams, or Wm. Graeff, Jr. (Reading, PA). Anderson sale (Arnold), 19 April 1904, item 688; Merwin-Clayton sale, 20 Nov. 1905, item 426; Am. Art Assoc. sale (Manierre), 18-19 March 1925, item 569 (F, of first page); Israfel in Berkshire, J. B. Nolan (1948), p. 12, 13 (F); L [1948], 1:244. Poe slightly misspells the third name as Greaff. MS at TxU-Hu (formerly in the collection of Wm. H. Koester). SH $40 (688); $34 (1905). (LTR48-170 // CL41-386; CL48-468.)

469

March 5

S. Williams & W. Graeff, Jr. (Reading, PA) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA). Cited in Poe to S. Williams & Wm. Graeff, 7 March 1844 (CL-471). (CL48-469.)

470

March 6

J. R. Lowell (Elmwood, Cambridge, MA) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA). Scribner’s Mag. (Aug. 1894) 16:173-174; H [Works], 17:158-160; W [1909], 2:56-59. MS at TxU-Hu. (CL41-387; CL48-470.)

471

March 7

Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to S. Williams & Wm. Graeff, Jr. (Reading, PA). Phillips 1:858; J. B. Nolan, Israfel in Berkshire (1948), p. 14; L [1948], 1:244-245; Hanzel sale (Joyce), 23 Sept. 1973, item 139; Sotheby’s (NY) sale, 13 April 2004, item 191. MS unlocated; transcript by T. F. Madigan at ViU. SH $3,700 (1974); $33,600 (2004). (LTR48-171 // CL41-388; CL48-471.)

472

after March 7

(?) S. Williams & Wm. Graeff, Jr. (Reading, PA) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA). Implied in Poe to S. Williams & Wm. Graeff, 7 March 1844 (CL-471), and by the lecture delivered 13 March. (CL48-472.)

473

March 15

Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to C. Mathews (NY, NY). Anderson sale (McKee), 20 Feb. 1905, item 7748; Bixby, pp. 22-23 (F); Phillips, 2:965; Quinn, p. 402; L l:245-246. MS at CSmH (HM 21864). SH $38 (1905). (LTR48-172 // CL41-390; CL48-473.)

473a

after March 15

C. Mathews (NY, NY) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA). Implied by Poe to C. Mathews, 15 March 1844 (CL-473) and Poe to R. H. Horne, late March 1844 (CL 475). (CL08-473a.)

474

March 22

A. M. Ide, Jr. (South Attleboro, MA) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA). H [Works], 17:162-164. MS at MB (Griswold). (CL41-391; CL48-474.)

475

late March

Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to R. H. Horne (London, England). Cited in R. H. Horne to Poe, 16 April 1844 (CL-478). (CL41-392; CL48-475 and CL48-[473a].)

476

March 30

Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to J. R. Lowell (Cambridge, MA). W [1885], pp. 197-199; H [Works], 17:161-162 (summary); W [1909], 2:60-63; Phillips, 1:862 (excerpts); L [1948], 1:246-248. MS at MH-H. (LTR48-173 // CL41-393; CL41-389 and CL41-396; CL48-476 and CL48-[472a].)

477

April 7, Sunday morning, just after breakfast

Poe (NY, NY) to Mrs. M. Clemm (Philadelphia, PA). W [1885], pp. 201-204; H [Works], 17:165-167; W [1909], 2:65-68; Phillips, 2:868-870 (condensed); Allen, 2:582-583; Quinn, pp. 406-407; Quinn & Hart, p. 20 (F); L [1948], 1:251-253. MS at MdBE (Amelia F. Poe). (LTR48-174 // CL41-394; CL48-477.)

478

April 16

R. H. Horne (London, England) to Poe (Philadelphia; forwarded to NY, before 14 May). Columbia Spy (14 May 1844) (excerpt); Century Mag. (Oct. 1894), 48:857-858; W [1909], 2:50-52. MS at MB (Griswold). (CL41-395; CL48-478.)

479

April 27

R. H. Horne (London, England) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA; forwarded to NY, NY, 20 May). Century Mag. (Oct. 1894), 48:858; Anderson sale (Forman), 15 March 1920, item 551; H [Works], 17:167-169; W [1909], 2:52-55. The letter, along with Poe’s MS for “The Spectacles,” was given to H. B. Forman by R. H. Horne. MS at MB (Griswold). (CL41-397; CL48-479.)

479a

April 30

L. J. Cist (Cincinnati, OH) to Poe (Graham’s Office, Philadelphia, PA, forwarded to NY, NY). Cited in Poe to L. J. Cist, 3 June 1844 (CL-485). (CL66-479a.)

479b

May 21

Poe (NY, NY) to N. P. Willis (NY, NY). Stedman & Woodberry [Works, 1903 reprint], 4:154 (facing) (F). Cat. of the Library of Charles Templeton Crocker (Hillsborough, CA: n.p., 1918), p. 232 (with minor inaccuracies). Sold by John Howell in 1975 to another dealer, M. F. Neville. SH $7,500 (1975); $26,000 (1997). MS unlocated. (LTR08-174a // CL81-479b.)

480

ca. May 23

J. R. Lowell (Cambridge, MA) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA) (forwarded to NY). Cited in Poe to J. R. Lowell, 28 May 1844 (CL-481). (CL41-398; CL48-480.)

481

May 28

Poe (NY, NY) to J. R. Lowell (Cambridge, MA). W [1885], pp. 208-209; H [Works], 17:174 (summary); W [1909], 2:69-71; L [1948], 1:253-254. MS at MH-H. (LTR48-175 // CL41-399; CL48-481 and CL48-[479b].)

482

May 29

Poe (NY, NY) to Mrs. S. J. Hale (Philadelphia, PA). NY Times (Mag. section) 28 Jan. 1917, p. 14 (excerpt); Anderson sale (Hale), 25 Jan. 1917 (excerpts, with several minor errors) item 48; Phillips 2:877; Am. Lit. (March 1957) 29:82-83; L [1948], 1:254-255 and L [1966], 2:705; House of El Dieff (Jamaica, NY), about 9 Aug. 1955. MS at TxU-Hu (formerly owned by M. A. McDonald about 1920, and bequeathed to his son, R. McDonald; and later in the collection of Wm. H. Koester, purchased through the House of El Dieff). SH $200 (1917). (LTR48-176 // CL41-400; CL48-482.)

483

May 30

Mrs. S. J. Hale (Philadelphia, PA) to Poe (NY, NY). Cited in Poe to Mrs. S. J. Hale, 31 May 1844 (CL-484). (CL41-401; CL48-483.)

483a

May 31

Poe (NY, NY) to E. L. Carey (Philadelphia, PA). Am. Lit. (Nov. 1952) 24:364-365; L [1966], 2:706. MS at PHi. (LTR66-176a // CL66-483a.)

484

May 31

Poe (NY, NY) to Mrs. S. J. Hale (Philadelphia, PA). Anderson sale (Hale), 25 Jan. 1917, item 49 (F as frontispiece); NY Times, 28 Jan. 1917, p. 14; Anderson sale (Clawson), 29 Nov. 1920, item 347 (grouped with other items); Phillips, 2:878; Quinn, pp. 417-418; L [1948], 1:255. MS at CSmH (HM 21875). SH $305 (1917); $910 (1920). (LTR48-177 // CL41-402; CL48-484.)

485

June 3

Poe (NY, NY) to L. J. Cist (Cincinnati, OH). Henkels sale, 8-10 May 1895, item 289; Anderson sale (Sturges), 16 Jan. 1923, item 215, cited; Am. Lit. (Jan. 1955) 26:560-561; L [1966], 2:706-707. MS ViU (Barrett). SH $26 (1895); $100 (1923). (LTR66-177a // CL41-403; CL48-485.)

486

June 3 (?)

Poe (NY, NY) to G. R. Graham (Philadelphia, PA). Implied in Poe to L. J. Cist, 3 June 1844 (CL-485). (CL41-404; CL48-486; CL66-486.)

487

[June 4]

Poe (NY, NY) to E. Bowen (Columbia, PA). NY Times (14 Jan. 1912); J. E. Spannuth, Doings of Gotham (Pottsville, PA: J. E. Spannuth, 1929), p. 55; L [1948], 1:255-256. This letter is an extra note pencilled on the MS of Poe’s article, printed in the Columbia Spy (18 June 1844). MS unlocated. (LTR48-178 // CL41-406; CL48-487 and CL48-[487b].)

488

June 15

T. H. Chivers (Oaky Grove, Washington, GA) to Poe (NY, NY). H [Works], 17:170-173; Chase & Parks, 1:21-25. This letter is dated May 15, but postmarked June 15. MS at MB (Griswold, item 171); MS draft at CSmH (HM 24227). (CL41-407; CL48-488 and CL48-[479a].)

489

June 27

J. R. Lowell (Elmwood, Cambridge, MA) to Poe (NY, NY). Scribner’s Mag. (Aug. 1894) 16:174-175; H [Works], 17:180-182; W [1909], 2:87-89. MS at TxU-Hu. (CL41-409; CL48-489.)

490

July 2

Poe (NY, NY) to J. R. Lowell (Cambridge, MA). W [1885], pp. 211-214; H [Works], 17:182-184 (summary); W [1909], 2:90-95; L [1948], 1:256-259. MS at MH-H. (LTR48-179 // CL41-412; CL48-490.)

491

July 10

Poe (NY, NY) to T. H. Chivers (Oaky Grove, GA). Century Mag. (Jan. 1903), 65:441-442; L [1948], 1:259-260; Chase & Parks, 1:25-27. MS at CSmH (HM 24212). (LTR48-180 // CL41-413; CL48-491.)

492

Aug. 6

T. H. Chivers (Oaky Grove, GA) to Poe (NY, NY). H [Works], 17:184-186; Chase & Parks, 1:27-32. MS at MB (Griswold, item 172). (CL41-414; CL48-492 and CL48-[492a].)

493

Aug. 18

Poe (NY, NY) to J. R. Lowell (Cambridge, MA). W [1885], pp. 215-216; H [Works], 17:186-187 (summary); W [1909], 2:96-98; L [1948], 1:261. MS at MH-H. (LTR48-181 // CL41-415; CL48-493.)

494

Aug. (?)

Swedenborgians (Philadelphia, PA) to Poe (NY, NY). Cited in Aristidean (Oct. 1845) 1:317. (CL48-494.)

495

Sept. 2

F. W. Thomas (Washington, DC) to Poe (NY, NY). Phillips 2:905 (excerpts). MS at MB (Griswold). (CL41-416; CL48-495.)

496

Sept. 8

Poe (NY, NY) to F. W. Thomas (Washington, DC). Century Mag. (Oct. 1894), 48:863; Bangs sale (Griswold), 11 April 1896, item 102 (excerpt); Libbie sale (French), 2 May 1901, item 1004; H [Works], 17:187-188; W [1909], 2:98-100; Allen, 2:617; L [1948], 1:262-263 and L [1966], 2:708-709. MS unlocated. (Formerly in the collection of O. O. Fisher.) SH $57 (1896); SH $50 (1901). (LTR48-182 // (CL41-417; CL48-496.)

497

Sept. 24

T. H. Chivers (Oaky Grove, GA) to Poe (NY, NY). H [Works], 17:188-190; Phillips, 2:907 (excerpts); Chase & Parks, 1:32-36. MS at MB (Griswold, item 173). (CL41-418; CL48-497.)

498

Sept. 27

J. R. Lowell (Cambridge, MA) to Poe (NY, NY). W [1909], 2:100. MS at NN. (Formerly in the collection of A. Wm. Anthony.) (CL41-419; CL48-498.)

499

Oct. 10

F. W. Thomas (Washington, DC) to Poe (NY, NY). Phillips 2:905-906 (excerpts). MS at MB (Griswold). (CL41-420; CL48-499.)

500

Oct. 15

Wm. Duane (Philadelphia, PA) to Poe (NY, NY). Cited in Poe to Wm. Duane, 28 Oct. 1844 (CL-503). (CL41-421; CL48-500.)

501

before Oct. 24

S. D. Craig (Quogue, NY) to Poe (NY, NY). Implied in Poe to S. D. Craig, 24 Oct. 1844 (CL-502). (CL41-422; CL48-501 and CL48-[500a].)

502

Oct. 24

Poe (NY, NY) to S. D. Craig (Quogue, NY). H [Works], 17:190; Phillips, 2:915-916 (excerpts); L [1948], 1:263. MS unlocated; transcript by Mrs. M. Clemm at MB (Griswold). (LTR48-183 // CL41-423; CL48-502.)

503

Oct. 28

Poe (NY, NY) to Wm. Duane, Jr. (Philadelphia, PA). W [1885], pp. 204-205; H [Works], 17:191 (summary); W [1909], 2:366; L [1948], 1:263-264. MS at PHi. (LTR48-184 // CL41-424; CL48-503.)

504

Oct. 28

Poe (NY, NY) to J. R. Lowell (Cambridge, MA). W [1885], pp. 216-218; H [Works], 17:191-192 (summary); W [1909], 2:103-106; L [1948], 1:264-266. MS at MH-H. (LTR48-185 // CL41-425; CL48-504 and CL48-[500b].)

505

before Nov. 2 [probably late Oct.]

Poe (NY, NY) to C. Anthon (NY, NY) (draft of a letter, with cancellations and corrections). Century Mag. (Oct. 1894), 48:855-857; Bangs sale (Griswold), 11 April 1896, item 105 (1 sentence quoted); Joline, Meditations, 1902, pp. 161-162 (2 excerpts); H [Works], 17:175-180 (following Century Mag.); W [1909], 2:72-79 (follows the draft, but cites source as from Griswold MSS, perhaps before the collection was given to MB); Anderson sale (Joline), 15 Dec. 1914, item 831; Anderson sale (Robinson), 29 April 1918, item 773; Phillips, 2:879-881 (partial); Quinn, pp. 423-426; L [1948], 1:266-272; L [1948], 1:facing 212 (F of page 5). Woodberry prints as a clean final letter, but probably just applied Poe’s corrections. Various sources misdate this letter as June 1844. MS at CSmH (HM 21870). SH $24 (1896); $225 (1914); $300 (1918). (LTR48-186 // CL41-410; CL48-505 and CL48-[489a].)

506

before Nov. 2

Poe (NY, NY) to C. Anthon (NY, NY). A clean copy of CL-505, established as sent, see C. Anthon to Poe, 2 Nov. 1844 (CL-507). (CL41-411; CL48-506 and CL48-[489b].)

507

Nov. 2

C. Anthon (NY) to Poe (NY, NY). H [Works], 17:193; W [1909], 2:80-81; Phillips, 2:881-882; Quinn, p. 427. Century Mag. (Oct. 1894), 48:857; MS at MB (Griswold). (CL41-427; CL48-507.)

508

[before Nov. 12 (?)]

[Poe (NY, NY) to N. P. Willis (NY, NY). Moved to CL-689a.]

509

[Nov. 12]

[N. P. Willis to Poe. Moved to CL-689b.]

510

Dec. 10

F. W. Thomas (Washington, DC) to Poe (NY, NY). MS at MB (Griswold). (CL41-430; CL48-510.)

511

Dec. 12

J. R. Lowell (Elmwood, Cambridge, MA) to Poe (NY, NY). Scribner’s Mag. (Aug. 1894) 16:175-176; H [Works], 17:194-195; W [1909], 2:106-108. MS at TxU-Hu. (CL41-431; CL48-511.)

1845

512

[early]

[Poe to G. R. Graham. Moved to CL-457a.]

513

Jan. 4

Poe (NY, NY) to G. Bush (NY, NY). Libbie sale (Maxwell), 24 April 1895, item 647, cited; T. F. Madigan (NY) cat. 1939, item 117; Quinn, p. 420; L [1948], 1:273; L [1966], 2:709. MS at TxU-Hu. (Formerly in the collection of T. F. Madigan.) SH $32.50 (1895). (LTR48-188 // CL41-436; CL48-513.)

514

Jan. 4

Poe (NY, NY) to F. W. Thomas (Washington, DC). Anderson sale (Haber) 9 Dec. 1909, item 290; Anderson sale (Emmet) 4 Dec 1922, item 346; Quinn, p. 435; L [1948], 1:274-275. MS at CSmH (HM 21866). SH $96 (1909); $140 (1922). (LTR48-189 // CL41-435; CL48-514.)

515

Jan. 5 - May 3

F. W. Thomas (Washington, DC) to Poe (NY, NY) (two letters). Cited in Poe to F. W. Thomas, 4 May 1845 (CL-535). (CL48-515.)

515a

Jan. 12

A. M. Ide, Jr. (South Attleboro, MA) to Poe (NY, NY). Cited in Poe to A. M. Ide. Jr., 25 Jan. 1845 (CL-518a). (CL08-515a.)

516

Jan. 14

R. W. Griswold (NY, NY) to Poe (NY, NY). G [Memoir] 3:vi (1850), and 1:xxii (1853) (significantly altered, and dated 11 Jan. 1845); H [Works], 17:197-198 (prints both the MS and the Griswold text, thinking them two letters); Phillips, 2:933 (excerpts); Quinn, p. 444. MS at MB (Griswold). (CL41-440; CL48-516.)

517

Jan. 16

Poe (NY, NY) to R. W. Griswold (NY, NY). G [Memoir] 3:vi (1850), and 3:xxii (1853); H [Works], 17:198; Phillips, 2:934 (excerpts); Quinn, p. 445; L [1948], 1:275-276. MS at MB (Griswold). (LTR48-190 // CL41-441; CL48-517.)

517a

Jan. 17 or 18

E. A. Duyckinck (NY, NY) to Poe (NY, NY). The Poe Log, p. 489. Perhaps the only Duyckinck to Poe letter (copy) extant. James B. Reece, in his dissertation on “Poe and the NY Literati” (p. 90), establishes the date of this letter based on the associated correction printed by Poe in the NY Evening Mirror for 18 Jan. 1845. MS unlocated; copy at NN (in a notebook among the Duyckinck papers). (CL81-544e; CL08-517a.)

518

Jan. 25

Poe (NY, NY) to R. H. Horne (London, England). Cited in R. H. Horne to Poe, 17 May 1845 (CL-538). (CL41-442; CL48-518.)

518a

Jan. 25

Poe (NY, NY) to A. M. Ide, Jr. (South Attleboro, MA). Skinner, Inc. (Boston, MA) sale, 10 Nov. 2001, item 76 (F); RALS (2003), 28:40-41, 42-44 (F). MS in the collection of Mrs. S. J. Tane (previously owned by descendants of Ide). SH $34,500 (2001). (LTR08-190a // CL41-433; CL48-522; CL08-518a.)

519

before Jan. 28

Wm. Duane (Philadelphia, PA) to Poe (NY, NY). Implied in Poe to Wm. Duane, 28 Jan. 1845 (CL-520). (CL41-443 and CL41-445; CL48-519 and CL48-[518a].)

520

Jan. 28

Poe (NY, NY) to Wm. Duane, Jr. (Philadelphia, PA). W [1885], pp. 205-206; H [Works], 17:199 (summary); W [1909], 2:367; L [1948], 1:276. MS at PHi. (LTR48-191 // CL41-444; CL48-520.)

521

[Feb. 3]

Poe (NY, NY) to J. A. Shea (NY, NY). H [Works], 1:218 (from an unidentified newspaper clipping); Whitty [1911], p. 194; L [1948], 1:279; TOM [Poems], between 1:52-53 (F). MS at NNPM (MA 621, purchased in 1909). (LTR48-192 // CL41-509; CL48-521 and CL48-[525a].)

522

before Feb. 16

[Poe to A. M. Ide, Jr. Moved to CL-518a.]

523

Feb. 16

A. M. Ide, Jr. (South Attleboro, MA) to Poe (NY, NY). MS at MB (Griswold). (CL41-446; CL48-523.)

523a

Feb. 18

Poe (NY, NY) to E. A. Duyckinck (NY, NY). MS owned by Bauman Rare Books and Peter L. Stern Books. Listed in their sales catalog (Summer 2006) for $65,000. (LTR08-192a // CL08-523a.) 523a Feb. 24 Poe (NY, NY) to R. W. Griswold (Philadelphia, PA). G [Memoir], 3:vi (1850), and 3:xxii (1853) (altered); H [Works], 17:200-201 (thinking the MS and Griswold’s text to be two letters, prints both); Phillips, 2:948-949 (excerpts); Quinn, pp. 446-448 (F); L [1948], 1:279-280. MS at MB (Griswold). (LTR48-193 // CL41-447; CL48-524 and CL48-[524a].)

525

Feb. (?)

Poe (NY, NY) to B. B. Minor (Richmond, VA). Cited by H [Works], 1:220-221; Phillips 2:950. No direct printing or MS known. A fragment of one brief phrase is quoted in Richmond Times, Feb. 17, 1895, clipping at ViU (Ingram, item 886), and repeated in B. B. Minor, The SLM 1834-1864, NY and Washington: The Neale Publishing Company, 1905, pp. 138-139. (LTR08-193a // CL41-448; CL48-525.)

526

[March 1] (Saturday morning)

Wm. M. Gillespie (NY, NY) to Poe (NY, NY). MS at MB (Griswold). (CL41-449; CL48-526 and CL48-[830o].)

526a

(after Feb. 28 - possibly March 6) Thursday Evening

Poe (NY, NY) to Wm. M. Gillespie (NY, NY). L [1948], 1:306. [Possibly a “thank you” for a social invitation from Mrs. Osgood, whom he flattered in regard to her poems in a lecture, 28 Feb. 1845.] MS unlocated. (Formerly in the collection of Miss Helen Ingersoll/Tetlow, and at one time on deposit at Longfellow House.) (LTR48-220b; LTR08-193b // CL48-602b; CL81-526a.)

526b

ca. March

B. B. Minor (Richmond, VA) to Poe (NY, NY). Implied by Minor’s notice in April SLM and Minor’s recollections in The SLM 1834-1864 (NY: Neale, 1905) p. 140. (CL08-526b.)

527

March 8

Poe (NY, NY) to Editor of BJ (NY, NY). BJ (8 March 1845) 1:159; Ingram, 1:292-293; L [1948], 1:280-282; Writings 3:35 (F of BJ printing). Because Poe was himself one of the editors of the BJ at this point, the present item might be better described as a signed editorial. (LTR48-194 // CL41-450; CL48-527.)

527a

March 10

Poe (NY, NY) to G. R. Graham (Philadelphia, PA). Am. Lit. (March 1957) 29:83-84; L [1966], 2:710-711. MS at TxU-Hu. (LTR66-194a // CL66-527a.)

528

March 15

Mrs. M. E. Hewitt (NY, NY) to Poe (NY, NY). TOM [HP], pp. 116-117. MS at MB (Griswold). (CL41-451; CL48-528.)

529

March 17

Poe (NY, NY) to J. Hunt, Jr. (Ithaca, NY). Bainbridge Eagle (Bainbridge, NY) (29 April 1845) 1:2-3; Century Mag. (Feb. 1903), 65:550; Phillips, 2:974-975; Quinn, p. 456; L [1948], 1:282-284; Chase & Parks, 1:89-91. MS at CSmH (HM 24213). (LTR48-195 // CL41-452; CL48-529.)

530

March 20

Poe (NY, NY) to Mrs. M. E. Hewitt (NY, NY). Charles Hamilton Autographs cat., no. 60 (3 Aug. 1972), item 123-A (F); L [1974], p. 523-524. MS unlocated. SH $55 (1953); $3,300 (1972). (LTR74-195a // CL41-455; CL48-532; CL74-530.)

531

March 20

Poe (NY, NY) to Mrs. A. C. Mowatt (?) (NY, NY). Parke-Bernet sale, 27 Oct. 1953, item 39; L [1966], 2:711-712 and L [1974], p. 524-525. At one point, the correspondent was thought to be M. E. Hewitt, but Ostrom later argued that Mowatt is more likely. MS-fragment at TxU-Hu. SH $55 (1953). (LTR66-195a; LTR74-195b // CL41-453; CL48-530; CL74-531.)

532

[March 20] Thursday Evening

Mrs. A. C. Mowatt (NY, NY) to Poe (NY, NY). H [Works], 17:207-208; Am. Lit. (March 1957) 29:83-84. MS at MB (Griswold). (CL41-454; CL48-531 and CL48-[533a]; CL74-532.)

533

March 21

Mrs. M. E. Hewitt (NY, NY) to Poe (NY, NY). TOM [HP], pp. 117-118. MS at MB (Griswold). (CL41-456; CL48-533.)

533a

April 2

Poe (NY, NY) to W. Dinneford (NY, NY). Cited in W. Dinneford to Poe, 15 April 1845 (CL-533b). This letter was first noted, in Writings, 4:75. (CL08-533a.)

533b

April 15

W. Dinneford (NY, NY) to Poe (NY, NY). BJ, April 19, 1845, p. 251. (See CL-533a.) (CL08-533b.)

534

April 19

Poe (NY, NY) to R. W. Griswold (Philadelphia, PA). H [Works], 17:202-203; Quinn, pp. 449-450; L [1948], 1:284-286. Altered version printed in Griswold, preface, (1850) 3:vi and (1853) 1:xxii, reprinted by H [Works], 17:169-170, misdated as 1844. MS at MB (Griswold). (LTR48-196 // CL41-457 and CL41-432; CL48-534.)

535

[May 4]

Poe (NY, NY) to F. W. Thomas (Washington, DC). Century Mag. (Oct. 1894), 48:863; H [Works], 17:203-205; W [1909], 2:133-135; Phillips, 2:1009-1010 (partial); L [1948], 1:286-287. MS at MB (Griswold). (LTR48-197 // CL41-458; CL48-535.)

536

May 12

F. W. Thomas (Washington, DC) to Poe (NY, NY). Phillips, 2:1010 (excerpts). MS at MB (Griswold). (CL41-459; CL48-536.)

537

May 14

Poe (NY, NY) to F. W. Thomas (Washington, DC). Bangs sale (Griswold), 11 April 1896, item 104 (1 sentence quoted); Phillips, 2:1010; Am. Art Assoc. sale (Burgess), 16-17 Dec. 1929, item 285 (F); L [1948], 1:288-289. MS at TxU-Hu. (Formerly in the collection of Wm. H. Koester). SH $38 (1896); $1500 (1929). (LTR48-198 // CL41-460; CL48-537.)

538

May 17

R. H. Horne (London, England) to Poe (NY, NY). Century Mag. (Oct. 1894), 48:858-859; H [Works], 17:208-210; W [1909], 2:116-119. MS at MB (Griswold). (CL41-461; CL48-538.)

539

May 24

J. Keese (NY, NY) to Poe (NY, NY). Cited in Poe to J. Keese, 26 May 1845 (CL-540). (CL48-539.)

540

May 26

Poe (NY, NY) to J. Keese (NY, NY). J. F. Drake cat no. 237, 1934, item 233, cited; Am. Art Assoc. sale (Haber), 13-14 Nov. 1935, item 299 (omitting salutation and close); L [1948], 1:289. MS at TxU-Hu (formerly in the collection of Wm. H. Koester). SH $285 (1935). (LTR48-199 // CL41-462; CL48-540.)

541

May 29

Mrs. M. E. Hewitt (NY, NY) to Poe (NY, NY). TOM [HP], p. 118. MS at MB (Griswold). (CL41-463; CL48-541.)

542

ca. May - June

R. H. Stoddard (NY, NY) to Poe (NY, NY) (with MS of Stoddard’s “Ode on a Grecian Flute”). Cited in Stoddard, “EAP,” Harper’s Monthly (Sept. 1872) 45:565; Stoddard, Recollections, ed. Ripley Hitchcock (NY: A. S. Barnes, 1903), p. 146. The Poe Log dates this letter as early July. (CL41-464; CL48-542.)

543

June 1

A. M. Ide, Jr. (South Attleboro, MA) to Poe (NY, NY). MS at MB (Griswold). (CL41-465; CL48-543.)

544

June 9

Poe (NY, NY) to J. Keese (NY, NY). Am. Art Assoc. sale (Wakeman), 29 April 1924, item 944 (misdated as 1844); L [1948], 1:289-290. MS at TxU-Hu (formerly in the collection of G. B. McCutcheon, sold by J. F. Drake, Inc., tipped in a copy of Am. Review, Feb. 1845; later in the collection of Wm. H. Koester). SH $100 (1924). (LTR48-200 // CL41-405; CL48-544 and CL48-[487a].)

544a

before June 20

C. E. West (NY) to Poe (NY, NY) (two letters). Cited in Poe to C. E. West, 20 June 1845 (CL-544b). (CL74-544a.)

544b

June 20

Poe (NY, NY) to C. E. West (NY, NY). The Muse Anthology of Modern Poetry: Poe Memorial Edition, NY: Carlyle Straub, 1938, “addenda,” item 2 (F); TOM [Poems] 1:397-398; L [1974], p. 525-526. MS at NNYSL (given by Christian Zabriskie in 1944). (LTR74-200a // CL74-544b.)

544c

after June 20 (?)

C. E. West (NY, NY) to Poe (NY, NY). Implied by Poe to C. E. West, 20 June 1845 (CL-544b), which requests a reply. (CL74-544c.)

544d

June 25

Miss A. C. Lynch (NY, NY) to Poe (NY, NY). MS on deposit at ViRP. (CL81-544d.)

544e

[early 1845]

[E. A. Duyckinck to Poe. Moved to CL-517a.]

545

[June 26] Thursday morning

Poe (NY, NY) to E. A. Duyckinck (NY, NY) (often misdated as “Nov. 13? 1845”). NYPL Bltn. (Jan. 1902) 6:8; W [1909], 2:156-157; H [Works], 17:222-223; Phillips, 2:1070 (excerpts); Quinn, pp. 493-494; L [1948], 1:290. Date corrected by TOM [RAOP], p. xii. MS at NN. (LTR48-201 // CL41-495; CL48-545 and CL48-[583a].)

546

before June 27

Poe (NY, NY) to Miss A. C. Lynch (NY, NY). Cited in Miss A. C. Lynch to Poe, 27 June 1845 (CL-547). (CL48-546; CL66-546.)

547

[June 27] Friday morning

Miss A. C. Lynch (NY, NY) to Poe (NY, NY). H [Works], 17:258-259 (erroneously implied as 1846); Phillips, 2:1095 (excerpts); The Poe Log, p. 542. MS at MB (Griswold). (CL41-466; CL48-547, CL48-602d and CL48-[830a]; CL66-547.)

547a

[June - July?]

T. H. Chivers (NY, NY) to Poe (NY, NY). Cited in Poe to T. H. Chivers, June - July ? 1845 (CL-547b). Chivers’ letter seems not to be CL-556. The inclusive dates, not necessarily accurate, are based on fragments in the Chivers Papers (CSmH, HM 24238 and others). (Formerly, CL-547a and CL-547b were combined as CL-547a.) (CL48-547a.)

547b

[June - July?]

Poe (NY, NY) to T. H. Chivers (NY, NY). Chase & Parks, pp. 37–38 (where it is dated as 15 Aug. 1845). The Poe letter seems to have been composed by Chivers from memory. The approximate dating suggests the period while Poe lived at 195 East Broadway, NY (see CL-545, CL-554, CL-583.) MS unlocated; Chivers’ copy of MS at NcD (Chivers collection). (LTR08-201a // CL08-547b, formerly combined as CL-547a.)

547c

[June - July?]

F. S. Osgood (Providence, RI) to Poe (NY, NY). Implied by Poe’s comment to Chivers, recorded in Chivers’ Life of Poe, ed. R. B. Davis (NY: E. P. Dutton, 1952), p. 60. (CL08-547c.)

548

before July 5

Poe (office of BJ, NY, NY) to E. J. Thomas (NY, NY). Philadelphia Spirit of the Times (10 July 1846) 16:1, cols. 4-6; Ingram, 2:84; H [Works], 17:250-251; Phillips, 2:1158; L [1948], 1:290-291. (LTR48-202 // CL41-467 and CL41-540; CL48-548, CL48-[547a] and CL48-[644b].)

549

July 5

E. J. Thomas (NY, NY) to Poe (NY, NY). Philadelphia Spirit of the Times (10 July 1846) 16:1, cols. 4-6; Ingram, 2:85; H [Works], 17:251; Phillips, 2:1158-1159; Allen, 2:708. (CL41-468 and CL41-541; CL48-549 and CL48-[644c].)

550

July 10

F. W. Thomas (Washington, DC) to Poe (NY, NY). MS at MB (Griswold). (CL41-469; CL48-550.)

551

ca. July 15

T. W. Field (NY, NY) to Poe (NY, NY). Cited in Poe to T. W. Field, 9 Aug. 1845 (CL-554). (CL41-[A35]; CL48-551.)

551a

July 17

Miss A. C. Lynch (NY, NY) to Poe (NY, NY). MS at NNPM (MA 2279). (CL81-551a.)

552

ca. July

N. Poe (Baltimore, MD) to Poe (NY, NY). Cited in Poe to N. Poe, 8 Aug. 1845 (CL-553). (CL41-470; CL48-552.)

553

Aug. 8

Poe (NY, NY) to N. Poe (Baltimore, MD). W [1909], 2:373-374; Quinn & Hart, p. 22; L l:291-292. MS at MdBE (Amelia F. Poe). (LTR48-203 // CL41-471; CL48-553.)

553a

after Aug. 2

T. H. Chivers (NY, NY) to Poe (NY, NY) (with MS of Chivers’ play “Leoni, or the Orphan of Venice”). Chase & Parks, 1:38-39, where it is dated as after July 18, although with the note that it is “extremely uncertain.” The rough dating is established by an apparent reference to a review printed in the BJ (2 Aug. 1845) 2:55-56. MS at CSmH (HM 24283). (CL08-553a.)

554

Aug. 9

Poe (NY, NY) to T. W. Field (NY, NY). W. E. Benjamin, A Cat. of Autograph Letters, no. 30 (April 1890), cover (F) (a copy of cat. at MWA); Munsey’s Magazine, July 1897, 17:527 (F); Phillips, 2:1034; L [1948], 1:292; Sotheby’s (NY) sale (Martin), 30-31 Jan. 1990, item 2220 (with CL-147 and CL-164); 19th Century Shop cat., 9 May, 1992, item 60 (F). MS unlocated. (A forged copy of the MS is at TxU-Hu.) SH $47,500 (1990); $15,000 (1992). (LTR48-204 // CL41-472; CL48-554.)

555

Aug. 9

Miss. M. Fuller (NY, NY) to Poe (NY, NY). Phillips, 2:1166-1167; see also L [1974], p. 526-527. TOM interpreted the “X” as Fuller’s “famous asterisk.” Not in Margaret Fuller’s hand, but possibly by an amanuensis to keep Fuller’s incognito consistent with the “X”-signature of the letter. Poe, however, docketed the letter “Miss Fuller.” Still, R. N. Hudspeth, “A Calendar of the Letters of Margaret Fuller,” SAR 1977, ed. J. Myerson (Boston: Twayne, 1978), p. 135, omits the letter. MS not at MB; thus unlocated. (CL41-473; CL48-555; CL66-555; CL74-555.)

556

Aug. 10

T. H. Chivers (Philadelphia, PA) to Poe (NY, NY). Cited in T. H. Chivers to Poe, 9 Sept. 1845 (CL-564). The date of the letter is fixed by an entry on Poe’s “Memoranda” of the subscribers and contributors to his Penn/Stylus Mag. On this list, Poe writes the comment: “When I write to Chivers, ask him what are the names in his letter of Aug. 10.45.” Chivers’ letter apparently contained the names of six potential subscribers, whose names on Poe’s list are bracketed, with the note: “see Chivers Aug. 10/45.” This item was previously dated as “before Aug. 11.” (CL41-477; CL48-556 and CL48-[561a].)

557

Aug. 11

T. H. Chivers (Oaky Grove, GA) to Poe (NY, NY). Implied in Poe to T. H. Chivers, 29 Aug. 1845 (CL-563) and cited in T. H. Chivers to Poe, 9 Sept. 1845 (CL-564). (CL48-557 and CL48-[561b].)

558

Aug. 11

Poe (NY, NY) to T. H. Chivers (Oaky Grove, GA). NY Observer (26 April 1900) p. 528; W [1909], 2:153; L [1948], 1:292-293; Chase & Parks, pp. 40-41. This is the letter cited in Poe to T. H. Chivers, 29 Aug. 1845 (CL-563). MS at CSmH (HM 21863). (LTR48-205 // CL41-474 and CL41-478; CL48-558.)

559

Aug. 14, Thursday Morning

L. Osborn (NY, NY) to Poe (NY, NY). Anderson sale (Haber), 7-8 Dec. 1909, part 2, item 1316; and subsequent sales along with CL-560. MS at PP (Gimbel) (lacking the signature). (CL41-475; CL48-559.)

560

Aug. 15

Poe (NY, NY) to L. Osborn (NY, NY). Henkels sale, 8-10 May 1895, item 290, cited; Anderson sale (Haber), 7-8 Dec. 1909, part 2, item 1316; L [1948], 1:293-295; L [1974], p. 527-528; Charles Hamilton Autographs sale (cat. 36), 18 Sept. 1969 (F of page 2); Sotheby’s sale (NY), 20 Nov. 1974, item 370. MS at PP (Gimbel). SH (with CL-559) $30 (1895); $180 (1909); $12,000 (1969, offered at $6,500); $8,500 (1974); $10,500 (1977). (LTR48-206 // CL41-476; CL48-560.)

561

Aug. 16

L. Osborn (NY, NY) to Poe (NY, NY). Bangs sale (Griswold), 11 April 1896, item 75, cited. MS at RPB (given by TOM on Jan. 26, 1965). (CL48-561.)

561a

before Aug. 23

Poe (NY, NY) to B. B. Minor (Richmond, VA) Cited in L. Minor to J. Bisco, Aug. 23, 1845 (RF-10): “Mr. Poe wrote me that you had paid him $10. for contributions to the Messenger. You did right in that instance. But hereafter, please pay no money to anyone for me, without my order. The arrangement I contemplated making with Mr. Poe was never consummated. His engagements with the B. Journal prevented his giving his attention to the Messenger, without making the two works too similar in their critical departments, for separate publications.” No direct printing or MS of Poe’s letter is known. The $10 to which Minor refers is probably documented by the second of four receipts Poe signed to J. Bisco, a receipt dated April 7, 1845, included with Minor’s letter in a 1941 auction. (CL08-561a.)

562

Aug. 25

T. H. Chivers (Oaky Grove, GA) to Poe (NY, NY). Cited in Poe to T. H. Chivers, 29 Aug. 1845 (CL-563). (CL41-479; CL48-562.)

563

Aug. 29

Poe (NY, NY) to T. H. Chivers (Oaky Grove, GA). Century Mag. (Feb. 1903), 65:545-546; L [1948], 1:295-297; Chase & Parks, 1:42-44. MS at CSmH (HM 24214). (LTR48-207 // CL41-480; CL48-563.)

563a

before Aug. 30

A. M. Ide (South Attleboro, MA) to Poe (NY, NY) (as editor). Cited in BJ (30 Aug. 1845) 2:126: “We are somewhat at a loss to comprehend A. M. J. [sic] of Attleboro’. To what previous poems does he allude? We thank him cordially for his last favor. It shall appear forthwith. The rhythmical information desired is unattainable in book form. See meanwhile one of the three numbers (we believe the third) of ‘The Pioneer’ published at Boston by Mr. Lowell.” Since the contents of A. M. Ide, Jr. to J. Bisco, 13 Aug. 1845 (RF-9) seem not to fit the editorial inquiry of the BJ, this is presumably a different letter. The article referred to on “rhythmical information” is Poe’s “Notes Upon English Verse,” Pioneer (March 1843). Ide probably sent his poem “The Village Street,” which appeared not directly in the next, but as the first item in the following issue, 13 Sept. 1845, 2:145. (CL08-563a.)

564

Sept. 9

T. H. Chivers (Oaky Grove, GA) to Poe (NY, NY). H [Works], 17:210-215; Damon, Chivers, Friend of Poe (1930) facing p. 150 (F of last page, with address). Chase & Parks, 1:51-56. MS at MB (Griswold, item 174). (CL41-481; CL48-564.)

565

[Sept.] 10 Wednesday

Poe (NY, NY) to E. A. Duyckinck (NY, NY). NYPL Bltn. (Jan. 1902) 6:7; H [Works], 17:215-216; Quinn, p. 481; L [1948], 1:297. MS at NN (Duyckinck). (LTR48-208 // CL41-482; CL48-565.)

566

Sept. 10

E. A. Duyckinck (NY, NY) to Poe (NY, NY). Cited in Poe to E. A. Duyckinck, 11 Sept. 1845 (CL-567). (CL48-566.)

567

[Sept. 11] Thursday morning

Poe (NY, NY) to E. A. Duyckinck (NY, NY). Henkels sale, 16 Jan. 1920, item 219; Anderson sale (Patterson), 15 May 1922, item 512, cited. TOM [RAOP], 1942, p. vii; L [1948], 1:297. MS unlocated; transcript by TOM at NN. SH $230 (1920); $65 (1922). (LTR48-209 // CL41-721; CL48-567 and CL48-[830d].)

567a

[Sept. 11 (?) Thursday afternoon]

[Poe to E. A. Duyckinck. Moved to SP-81.]

568

Sept. 28

Poe (NY, NY) to R. W. Griswold (Philadelphia, PA). TOM [RAOP] p. viii; L [1948], 1:298. MS at MB (Griswold). (LTR48-210 // CL41-483; CL48-568.)

569

Sept. 29

F. W. Thomas (Washington, DC) to Poe (NY, NY). MS at MB (Griswold). (CL41-484; CL48-569.)

569a

after Sept. 29

Poe (NY, NY) to F. W. Thomas (Washington, DC). Cited in Poe to F. W. Thomas, 24 August 1845 (CL-655a). (CL08-569a.)

570

Sept.-Oct. (?)

Boston Lyceum Committee (Boston, MA) to Poe (NY, NY) (two letters). Implied in Phillips, 2:1050-1051. No extant letter, MS or printing; but reasonable. Phillips’ information is based on N. W. Coffin, “A Remembrance of EAP,” Boston Journal (5 Dec. 1868). (CL48-570.)

571

Sept.-Oct. (?)

Poe (NY, NY) to Boston Lyceum Committee (Boston, MA). Implied in Phillips, 2:1050 (see CL-570). (CL48-571.)

571a

Sept.-Oct. (?)

Poe (NY, NY) and Mrs. F. S. Osgood (NY, NY). Implied in Phillips 2:1051, but questionable. Fragment quoted by G [Memoir] 3:xxii (1850) and 1:xxxviii (1853). (LTR08-210a // CL81-571a.)

571b

Sept.-Oct. (?)

Mrs. F. S. Osgood (NY, NY) to Poe (NY, NY). Implied in Phillips 2:1051, but questionable (see CL-571a). (CL08-571b, formerly combined as CL81-571a.)

572

Oct. 1

L. Osborn (NY, NY) to Poe (NY, NY). Bangs sale (Griswold), 11 April 1896, item 76, cited; Am. Art Assoc. sale (Burgess), 16-17 Dec. 1929, item 289, cited. MS unlocated (owned by TOM as late as 1965.) (CL48-572.)

572a

Oct. 11

E. S. (Derby, CT) to Poe (NY, NY, as editor of the BJ). BJ (25 Oct. 1845) 2:248. (This letter replies to the charge of plagiarism made by Poe in his unsigned article on J. P. Webster, published in the BJ of 4 Oct. 1845, 2:198-199. The identity of “E. S.” is unknown.) (LTR08-572a.)

572b

before Oct. 16

(?) T. H. Chivers (Oaky Grove, Washington, GA) to Poe (NY, NY). Chase & Parks, pp. 56-57. A fragment of a draft, addressed but possibly not sent. The date is based on a reference to Poe’s Boston lecture of 16 Oct. 1845. MS-fragment at CSmH (HM 24238). (CL08-572b.)

573

ca. Oct. 20

Mrs. S. J. Hale (Philadelphia, PA) to Poe (NY, NY). Cited in Poe to Mrs. S. J. Hale, 26 Oct. 1845 (CL-575). (CL41-486; CL48-573.)

573a

Oct. 20

Wm. W. Caldwell, Jr. (Newburyport, MA) to Poe (NY, NY). The Poe Log, p. 580 (excerpts). MS at ViRP. (CL08-573a.)

574

Oct. 26

Poe (NY, NY) to R. W. Griswold (Philadelphia, PA). G [Memoir] 3:vi (1850) and 1:xxii (1853); H [Works], 17:216; Phillips, 2:1065 (partial); L [1948], 1:298. Both G [Memoir] and H [Works], print the letter without the postscript. MS at MB (Griswold). (LTR48-211 // CL41-487 and CL41-[A36]; CL48-574.)

575

Oct. 26

Poe (NY, NY) to Mrs. S. J. Hale (Philadelphia, PA). Am. Art Assoc. sale (Haber), 13-14 Nov. 1935, item 300 (F); Phillips, 2:1067 (excerpts); L [1948], 1:298-299. MS at TxU-Hu (formerly in the collections of G. B. McCutcheon and Wm. H. Koester). SH $385 (1935). (LTR48-212 // CL41-488; CL48-575.)

576

Oct. 26

Poe (NY, NY) to J. P. Kennedy (Baltimore, MD). H [Works], 17:217; W [1909], 2:153-154; Phillips, 2:1065 (excerpt); L [1948], 1:299-300. MS at MdBJ-P; transcript by A. F. Poe at ViU (Ingram, item 26). (LTR48-213 // CL41-489; CL48-576.)

577

Oct. 30

T. H. Chivers (Oaky Grove, GA) to Poe (NY, NY). H [Works], 17:217-220; Chase & Parks, 1:57-61. MS at MB (Griswold, item 175). (Formerly in the collection of C. B. Foote.) (CL41-490 and CL41-485; CL48-577, CL48-[569a] and CL48-[577a].)

578

Oct.

L. Osborn (NY, NY) to Poe (NY, NY). Cited in Bangs sale (Griswold), 11 April 1896, item 77, where it is described as “speaks of his comedy, and wants the numbers of the ‘Journal’ in which it appeared laid aside for him.” MS unlocated. (CL41-491; CL48-578.)

579

before late Oct.

Mrs. F. S. Osgood (NY, NY) to Poe (NY, NY). Cited in Poe to Mrs. F. S. Osgood, late Oct. 1845 (CL-580). (CL48-579.)

580

[late Oct.]

Poe (NY, NY) to Mrs. F. S. Osgood (NY, NY). Bangs sale (Griswold), 11 April 1896, item 103 (1 sentence quoted); Literary Review (5 March 1921) p. 14; Phillips 2:1088; L [1948], 1:300. MS at TxU-Hu. (LTR48-214 // CL41-508 and CL41-727; CL48-580, CL48-602c and CL48-[830j].)

581

Nov. 10

Mrs. M. E. Hewitt (NY, NY) to Poe (NY, NY). Phillips, 2:1067 (partial); TOM [HP] p. 119. MS at MB (Griswold). (CL41-493; CL48-581.)

582

Nov. 12

L. Osborn (NY, NY) to Poe (NY, NY). Bangs sale (Griswold), 11 April 1896, item 78, cited; NY Herald, 6 Nov. 1921. MS at NjP (given by TOM on July 6, 1960); transcript by TOM at MB. (CL41-494; CL48-582; CL66-582.)

583

[Nov.] 13 Thursday morning

Poe (85 Amity St., NY, NY.) to E. A. Duyckinck (NY, NY). NYPL Bltn. (Jan. 1902) 6:7-8; H [Works], 17:221-222; W [1909], 2:157-159; Phillips, 2:1069-1070 (excerpts); L [1948], 1:300-301. SH $110 (1920). MS at NN (Duyckinck). (LTR48-215 // CL41-496; CL48-583.)

584

Nov. 14

Mrs. S. J. Hale (Philadelphia, PA) to Poe (NY, NY). Cited in Poe to Mrs. S. J. Hale, 16 Jan. 1846 (CL-611). (CL41-497; CL48-584.)

585

Nov. 15

Poe (NY, NY) to T. H. Chivers (Oaky Grove, GA). Century Mag. (Feb. 1903), 65:546-547; Quinn, pp. 490-491; L [1948], 1:302-303; Chase & Parks, 1:65-66. MS at CSmH (HM 24215). (LTR48-216 // CL41-498; CL48-585 and CL48-[585a].)

585a

after July 14, 1839 - before Nov. 30, 1845

Poe (Philadelphia or NY) to G. Poe, Jr. (Mobile, AL or Georgetown, DC). Implied in Poe to G. Poe, Jr., 30 Nov. 1845 (CL-586). (CL66-585a.)

585b

before Nov. 30

G. Poe, Jr. (Mobile, AL, or Georgetown, DC) to Poe (NY, NY). Implied in Poe to G. Poe, Jr., 30 Nov. 1845 (CL-586). (CL66-585b; omitted in CL81; CL08-585b.)

586

Nov. 30

Poe (NY, NY) to G. Poe, Jr. (late of Mobile, AL / Georgetown, DC). H [Works], 17:223-224; Phillips, 2:1071 (excerpts); Quinn & Hart, p. 23; L [1948], 1:303-304. MS at MdBE (Amelia F. Poe). (LTR48-217 // CL41-499; CL48-586.)

587

Nov.

Poe (NY, NY) to C. Campbell (Petersburg, VA) (anastatic circular, postmarked Dec. 5, 1845). Circular at NNPM (MA 6043, purchased in 1911). (See also CL-588, 589, 589a, 589b and 590.) (LTR08-217a // CL41-[A37]; CL48-587.)

588

Nov.

Poe (NY, NY) to G. Watterston (Washington, DC) (anastatic circular, postmarked Dec. 5, 1845). The South in the Building of the Nation 12:294 (F); L [1948], 1:304. Circular at DLC (Watterston Papers, vol. III). (See also CL-587, etc.) (LTR48-218 // CL41-500; CL48-588.)

589

Nov.

Poe (NY, NY) to Wm. Green (Culpeper, C.H., VA) (anastatic circular, postmarked Dec. 5, 1845). Circular at CSmH (Alonzo Brock Papers, BR Box 64). (See also CL-587, etc.) (LTR08-218a // CL41-501; CL48-589.)

589a

Nov.

Poe (NY, NY) to Wm. P. Smith (Gloucester, C.H., VA) (anastatic circular, postmarked Dec. 8, 1845). Circular at InU (Lilly). (This item is noted by David A. Randall, “The J. K. Lilly Collection of EAP,” The Indiana U. Bookman, March 1960, pp. 46-58, item 55, although without mentioning the postmark.) (See also CL-587, etc.) (LTR08-218b // CL08-589a.)

589b

Nov.

Poe (NY, NY) to J. B. Morris (Baltimore, MD) (anastatic circular, postmarked Dec. 8, 1845). Circular at DLC (Banteholder Collection). (See also CL-587, etc.) (LTR08-218c // CL08-589b.)

590

Nov.

Poe (NY, NY) to — ? (— ?) (anastatic circular). Robertson, EAP: A Study (San Francisco: Bruce Brough, 1921), p. 324 (F); Robertson [Bibliography] 2:230. TOM [Iowa] commented that he thought Dr. Robertson’s facsimile may be based on the Watterson (CL-588) or Morris (CL-589b) copies of the letter, both at DLC. Heartman & Canny [1940], p. 75, seems to think they saw another copy. (See also CL-587, etc.) (LTR08-218d // CL48-590.)

591

Nov. 1845 - July 1846

T. H. Chivers (Oaky Grove, GA) to Poe (NY, NY) (at least six letters). Cited in Poe to T. H. Chivers, 22 July 1846 (CL-649). (CL41-502; CL48-591.)

592

Dec. 1

Poe (NY, NY) to F. Halleck (NY, NY). Wilson, Life & Letters of Halleck, 1869, p. 431; NY Observer, 26 April 1900, p. 528 (with Halleck misspelled as Hallock); Phillips 2:1071; L [1948], 1:304-305. MS unlocated. (LTR48-219 // CL41-503; CL48-592.)

593

Dec. 1

J. P. Kennedy (Baltimore, MD) to Poe (NY, NY). H [Works], 17:224-225; W [1909], 2:154-155; Phillips, 2:1065-1066. MS at MB (Griswold). (CL41-504; CL48-593.)

594

Dec. 10

Poe (NY, NY) to E. A. Duyckinck (NY, NY). Anderson sale (Lossing), 27 May 1914, item 208 (excerpt); Charles Hamilton cat., no. 82 (14 Nov. 1974), item 289; L [1948], 1:305; Mastronet, Inc., 14 Nov. 2002. Not a fragment, as has been stated. Sometimes misdated as 1846. MS unlocated. (Prior to Mastronet sale, the MS was in the collection of J. Rezniroff of University Archives, another online auction house.) SH $52 (1914); $750 (1974); $10,100 (2002). (LTR48-220 // CL41-567; CL48-594 and CL48-[659a].)

594a

Dec. 11

J. L. Chester (Philadelphia, PA) to Poe (NY, NY). Cited in Poe to J. L. Chester, 10 Jan., 1846 (CL-608a). (CL08-594a.)

595

ca. Dec. 15

Mrs. E. F. Ellet (NY, NY) to Poe (NY, NY). MS at MB (Griswold). (CL48-595.)

596

Dec. 16

R. H. Collyer (Boston, MA) to Poe (NY, NY). BJ (27 Dec. 1845) 2:390; Ingram 2:49-50; H [Works], 17:225-226. MS unlocated. (CL41-505; CL48-596.)

597

Dec. 16

Mrs. E. F. Ellet (NY, NY) to Poe (NY, NY). MS at MB (Griswold). (CL48-597.)

598

Dec. 19

C. G. Percival (Utica, NY) to Poe (NY, NY). Bangs sale (Griswold), 11 April 1896, item 113 1/2, cited. MS at ViU. (CL48-598.)

599

Dec. 21

G. W. Eveleth (Phillips, ME) to Poe (NY, NY). Bangs sale (Griswold), 11 April 1896, item 112 (one of a collection of 12 letters from Eveleth). TOM [EP] pp. 172-174. MS at NN. (CL41-506; CL48-599.)

600

Dec. 22

Mrs. M. E. Hewitt (NY, NY) to Poe (NY, NY). TOM [HP] p. 119. MS at MB (Griswold). (CL41-507 and CL41-559; CL48-600.)

601

[ca. 1845 (?)]

[Poe to N. P. Willis. Moved to CL-632a.]

602

[ca. 1845]

[N. P. Willis to Poe. Moved to CL-632b.]

602a

[1845] Saturday morning

Poe (NY, NY) to — ? (— ?). Anderson sale, 14 Dec. 1909, item 467 (in a copy of TG&A); Anderson sale, 17-18 Jan. 1928, item 369 (F) (still in a copy of TG&A); L [1948], 1:305-306. Poe’s correspondent may be E. A. Duyckinck. MS unlocated. SH $80 (1909); $575 (1928). (LTR48-220a // CL48-602a.)

602b

[1845]

[Poe to Wm. Gillespie. Moved to CL-526a.]

603

[ca. 1845 - 1846]

[Poe to — ?. Moved to SP-86.]

603a

ca. late 1845 - early 1846

Poe (NY, NY) to — ? (NY, NY). MS in collection of M. Deas (formerly in the collection of E. W. Evans.) SH $8,000 (2005). (LTR08-221a // CL08-603a.)

604

1846 [Jan.-April 14]

[P. P. Cooke to Poe (three letters). Moved to CL-618a.]

605

Jan. 3

Poe (85 Amity St., NY, NY) to C. G. Percival (Utica, NY). W [1909], 2:374; Richmond Times-Dispatch, 21 July 1935, sec. 5, p. 15; L [1948], 2:309. MS unlocated; envelope at CSmH (bound with HM 2514). Whitty and Ostrom state that the MS is at ViRVal, but that institution claims no record of the letter. CL41 gives the MS as at ViRP, which also disavows ownership. The envelope was apparently separated from the letter and sold with some other MS, probably the fragments of “Marginalia” M-253-255, from an Am. Art Assoc. sale (Austin), 23 April 1917, item 586, as noted in ABC (1917), p. 1032. SH $115 (1917, envelope only, with another MS). (LTR48-222 // CL41-512; CL48-605.)

1846

606

Jan. 5

G. W. Eveleth (Phillips, ME) to Poe (NY, NY). Bangs sale (Griswold), 11 April 1896, item 112 (one of a collection of 12 letters from Eveleth); TOM [EP], p. 174. MS at NN. SH $9 (1896). (CL41-513; CL48-606.)

607

Jan. 8

Poe (NY, NY) to E. A. Duyckinck (NY, NY). NYPL Bltn. (Jan. 1902) 6:8; H [Works], 17:227; Quinn, p. 496; L [1948], 2:309-310. MS at NN. (LTR48-223 // CL41-514; CL48-607.)

608

before Jan. 10 (?)

R. Leighton, Jr. (Boston, MA) to Poe (NY, NY) (asking Poe for autograph). Implied in Poe to R. Leighton, Jr., 10 Jan. 1846 (CL-608b). (CL41-[A38]; CL48-608.)

608a

Jan. 10

Poe (NY, NY) to J. L. Chester (Philadelphia, PA). The Autograph Bulletin (published by T. F. Madigan), Jan. 1924, item 99; EAP Review (Fall 2001) 2:28. MS unlocated. (LTR08-223a // CL08-608a.)

608b

Jan. 10

Poe (NY, NY) to R. Leighton, Jr. (Boston, MA). Am. Art Assoc. sale (Clarke), 3 Dec. 1931, item 348; Christie’s (NY) sale (Doheny) 21-22 Feb. 1989, item 2082. MS unlocated. (Formerly in the collection of T. F. Madigan. and at CCamarSJ, but sold at the Doheny auction. It was donated to CCamarSJ by Countess E. Doheny about 1940.) SH $125 (1931); $8,500 (1989). [MS offered for sale for $15,000 in 1994 by J. Maddelena, a California autograph dealer. The sale of the letter was noted in the PSA Newsletter (Fall 1994) 22:4.] (LTR08-223b // CL41-515; CL48-610; CL08-608b.)

609

Jan. 10

Poe (NY, NY) to F. Halleck (NY, NY). L [1948], 2:310. Validity suspected by TOM. MS at TxU-Hu (formerly in the collection of Wm. H. Koester, purchased through J. Flemming of the Rosenbach Co., about 17 May 1945). (LTR48-224 // CL48-609.)

610

[Jan. 10]

[Poe to R. Leighton, Jr. Moved to CL-608b to maintain sequence with the printed letters.]

610a

Jan. 10

Poe (NY, NY) to C. E. Lester (NY, NY). Parke-Bernet sale (Mercantile Library Association), 20-21 Jan. 1947, item 616; L [1948], 2:310-311. Validity suspected by TOM. MS at TxU-Hu (formerly in the collection of Wm. H. Koester). SH $350 (1947). (LTR48-224a // CL48-610a.)

610b

Jan. 12

Poe (NY, NY) to P. P. Cooke (The Vineyard, near Millwood, Clarke County, VA). No letter; just a cutting from an envelope or address leaf. Only “Jan 12” legible in the postmark. G. A. Baker & Co. sale, 21 Oct. 1941, item 327; L [1974], pp. 528, cited. MS-fragment at TxU-Hu. SH $12 (1941). (LTR74-224b // CL74-610b.)

610c

Jan. 10 - April 11 (?)

A Gentleman (London, England) to Poe (NY, NY). Implied by Poe to a Gentleman (CL-610d). (CL74-610c.)

610d

Jan. 10 - April 11

Poe (NY, NY) to a Gentleman (London, England). Fragment as first printed in the Popular Record of Modern Science [London], no. 54 (11 April 1846): 225-226; L [1974], p. 528-529. (LTR74-224c // CL74-610d.)

610e

Jan. 15

Poe (NY, NY) to — ? (— ?) [probably L. A. Godey]. A three-line promissory note. MS at MB (Griswold). (PN04-6 // CL81-610e.)

611

Jan. 16

Poe (NY, NY) to Mrs. S. J. Hale (Philadelphia, PA). Anderson sale (Hale), 25 Jan. 1917, item 51; NY Times, 28 Jan. 1917, p. 14 (in an article by Joyce Kilmer); Phillips, 2:1083; L [1948], 2:311-312. MS at CSmH (HM 24216). SH $295 (1917). (LTR48-225 // CL41-516; CL48-611.)

612

Jan. 30

Poe (NY, NY) to — ? (— ?) [possibly E. A. Duyckinck]. L [1948], 2:312-313. Validity suspected by TOM. MS-fragment at InU. (LTR48-226 // CL48-612.)

613

Feb. 26

A. M. Ide, Jr. (South Attleboro, MA) to Poe (NY, NY). MS at MB (Griswold). (CL41-517; CL48-613.)

614

before March 19 (?)

Poe (NY, NY) to C. Dickens (London, England). Implied in C. Dickens to Poe, 19 March 1846 (CL-615). (CL48-614.)

615

March 19

C. Dickens (London, England) to Poe (NY, NY). MS at PHi. (CL48-615.)

616

before April 3

Postmaster (Phillips, ME) to Poe (NY, NY). Cited in G. W. Eveleth to Poe, 3 April 1846 (CL-617). This is the third letter cited. The other two are CL-599 and CL-606. (CL41-[A40]; CL48-616.)

617

April 3

G. W. Eveleth (Phillips, ME) to Poe (NY, NY). Bangs sale (Griswold), 11 April 1896, item 112 (one of a collection of 12 letters from Eveleth); TOM [EP], pp 174-175. MS at NN. (CL41-519; CL48-617.)

618

April 15 [14]

Mrs. M. E. Hewitt (NY, NY) to Poe (NY, NY). Phillips, 2:1099 (excerpts); TOM [HP] p. 120. MS at MB (Griswold). (CL41-520.)

618a

before April

16 P. P. Cooke (Millwood, VA) to Poe (NY, NY). Three letters, cited in Poe to P. P. Cooke, 16 April 1846 (CL-621). (CL81-618a.)

619

before April 16

Poe (NY, NY) to Wm. T. Porter (NY, NY) (with a MS of P. P. Cooke’s “Turkey-Hunter”). Cited in Poe to P. P. Cooke, 16 April 1846 (CL-621). Porter was the editor of The Spirit of the Times. (CL48-619.)

620

before April 16

Wm. T. Porter (NY, NY) to Poe (NY, NY) (returning Cooke’s MS from CL-619). Cited in Poe to P. P. Cooke, 16 April 1846 (CL-621). (CL48-620.)

621

April 16

Poe (NY, NY) to P. P. Cooke (Millwood, VA) (misdated by Poe as April 16, 1842). L [1948], 2:313-315; Sotheby’s (NY) sale (Martin), 30-31 Jan. 1990, item 2224 (F of first page). MS unlocated. SH $22,000 (1990). (LTR48-227 // CL41-521; CL48-621 and CL48-362c.)

622

April 16

Poe (NY, NY) to G. W. Eveleth (Phillips, ME). Ingram 2:72; Bangs sale (Griswold), 11 April 1896, item 112 (as a set of 12 letters; H [Works], 17:230; Anderson sale (Sanderson), 1 May 1916, item 641; PE, p. 6; Phillips, 2:1100 (excerpts); Am. Art Assoc. sale (Terry), 2-3 May 1934, part 1, item 214 (F); Quinn, p. 521; L [1948], 2:315; Hamilton, Great Forgers & Famous Fakes, 1980, p. 117 (F, as an authentic example of Poe’s handwriting). Poe misspells Eveleth’s name as “Evelett.” MS at TxU-Hu (formerly in the collection of Wm. H. Koester); transcript by J. H. Ingram at ViU (Ingram, item 28). SH $9 (1896, for the set of letters); $132.50 (1916); $675 (1934). (LTR48-228 // CL41-522 and CL41-523; CL48-622.)

622a

before April 18 (?)

J. E. Root (Troy, NY) to Poe (NY, NY). Implied by Poe to J. E. Root, 18 April 1846 (CL-622b). (CL66-622a.)

622b

April 18

Poe (NY, NY) to J. E. Root (Troy, NY). L [1966], 2:713-714. MS at MH-H (given to Harvard on Nov. 1, 1943 by Wm I. Morse). (LTR66-228a // CL66-622b.)

623

April 25

Miss M. Neal (Portland, ME) to Poe (NY, NY). Cited in Miss M. Neal to Mrs. F. S. Osgood, 25 April 1846 (RF-12). (CL41-524; CL48-623.)

624

before April 28 (?)

J. A. Maubey [or Marbray ?] (— ?) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA; forwarded to NY, NY). Implied in Poe to J. A. Maubey, 28 April 1846 (CL-629). (CL48-624.)

625

before April 28

G. F. Barstow and F. Jewett [for the Societies of the U. of VT, Burlington, VT] to Poe (NY, NY). Cited in Poe to E. A. Duyckinck, 28 April 1846 (CL-628). (CL41-528; CL48-625 and CL48-[630a].)

626

April 28

Poe (NY, NY) to G. F. Barstow and F. Jewett (Societies of the U. of VT, Burlington, VT). Am. Lit. (Jan. 1961) 32:455; L [1966], 2:714. MS at PP (Gimbel). (LTR66-228b // CL41-[A41]; CL48-626.)

627

ca. April 28

Poe (NY, NY) to J. Keese (NY, NY) (sent via Duyckinck). Cited in Poe to E. A. Duyckinck, 28 April 1846 (CL-628). (CL41-[A39]; CL48-627.)

628

April 28

Poe (NY, NY) to E. A. Duyckinck (NY, NY). NYPL Bltn. (Jan. 1902) 6:8-9; H [Works], 17:230-232; Phillips, 2:1100 (excerpts); L [1948], 2:316-317. MS at NN. (LTR48-229 // CL41-525; CL48-628.)

628a

April 28

Poe (NY, NY) to L. A. Godey (Philadelphia, PA). L [1974], p. 529-531. MS at PP (Gimbel). (LTR74-229a // CL41-530; CL48-633 and CL48-[644a]; CL74-628a.)

629

April 28

Poe (NY, NY) to J. A. Maubey [or Marbray] (— ?). Anderson sale (Smith), 14 March 1921, item 332 (with the poem “The Toilette” and correspondence relating to it); T. F. Madigan, Autograph Bulletin, April 1922, item 139 (with a portrait of Poe); L [1948], 2:317. MS at TxU-Hu (formerly in the collection of Wm. H. Koester). SH $72.50 (1921). (LTR48-230 // CL41-526; CL48-629.)

629a

April 29 (?)

Poe (NY, NY) to L. A. Godey (Philadelphia, PA) (with some entries for “The Literati”). Implied in Poe to L. A. Godey, 28 April 1846 (CL-628a). (CL74-629a.)

629b

late April (?)

Poe (NY, NY) to J. E. Snodgrass (Baltimore, MD). Implied by a notice in Balt. Sat. Visiter (9 May 1846) closely resembling Poe’s request to Duyckinck in CL-628. (CL08-629b), but with slightly differing details.

630

April

Miss E. B. Barrett (London, England) to Poe (NY, NY). Century Mag. (Oct. 1894), 48:859; H [Works], 17:229-230; W [1909], 2:163-165; Phillips, 2:1077 (excerpts). MS at NN. (CL41-527; CL48-630.)

630a

May 1

L. A. Godey (Philadelphia, PA) to Poe (NY, NY). Docketed on Poe’s letter to Godey, 28 April 1846 (CL-628a). (CL74-630a.)

631

before May 25 (?)

T. Honland (Cambridge, MA) to Poe (NY, NY). Implied in Poe to T. Honland, 25 May 1846 (CL-632). (CL48-631.)

632

May 25

Poe (NY, NY) to T. Honland (Cambridge, MA). Adrian H. Joline, Meditations of an Autograph Collector (NY: Harpers, 1902) p. 159; Anderson sale (Joline), 15 Dec. 1914, item 832, inserted in a copy of W [1909]; L [1948], 2:317. MS unlocated. (LTR48-231 // CL41-529; CL48-632.)

632a

before May 26

Poe (NY, NY) to N. P. Willis (NY, NY). Implied by N. P. Willis to Poe, 26 May (or later) 1846 (CL-632b). (CL41-510; CL48-601; CL08-632a.)

632b

May 26 or later

N. P. Willis (NY, NY) to Poe (NY, NY). H [Works], 17:206; Phillips 2:1028. MS at MB (Griswold). (CL41-511; CL48-602; CL08-632b.)

633

[May (?)]

[Poe to L. A. Godey. Moved to CL-628a and CL-629a. (Renumbered in CL74-633.)]

633a

June 6

Poe (NY, NY) to T. P. Kettell (NY, NY). Offered for private sale in 2004. MS unlocated. (LTR08-231a // CL08-633a.)

634

June 9

G. W. Eveleth (Phillips, ME) to Poe (NY, NY). Bangs sale (Griswold), 11 April 1896, item 112 (one of a collection of 12 letters from Eveleth); Phillips 2:1100 (excerpts). Cited in Poe to G. W. Eveleth, 15 Dec. 1846 (CL-660). MS unlocated. (CL41-532; CL48-634, CL48-[622a] and CL48-[638a].)

635

June 12

Poe (NY, NY) to Mrs. V. Poe (NY, NY). Appleton’s Journal (May 1878), ns 4:421; Ingram 2:88-89; H [Works], 17:232; W [1909], 2:217; Phillips, 2:1118-1119; L [1948], 2:318. MS unlocated; transcript by Mrs. Houghton (M. L. Shew) at ViU (Ingram, item 29). (The note in H [Works], that the MS was in the Griswold collection seems to be an error.) (LTR48-232 // CL41-533; CL48-635.)

636

June 15

Poe (NY, NY) to J. M. Field (St. Louis, MO). Lillian Whiting, Life of Kate Field (1899) pp. 21-22; Anderson sale (Stedman), 24 Jan. 1911, item 2281; Anderson sale (Emmet) 4 Dec. 1922, item 347; Phillips 2:1131-1132; L [1948], 2:318-321. Several paragraphs, adapted from Poe’s letter, were published in the St. Louis Daily Reveillé of 30 June 1846, reprinted in the Weekly Reveillé of 6 July 1846. MS at CSmH (HM 21872). (Formerly in the collections of L. Whiting and K. Field.) SH $490 (1911); $455 (1922). (LTR48-233 // CL41-534; CL48-636.)

637

before June 16 (?)

Dickinson College Literary Societies (Carlisle, PA) to Poe (NY, NY). Cited in Poe to — ?, 16 June 1846 (CL-638). (CL48-637.) 637 June 16 Poe (NY, NY) to — ? (— ?) (possibly E. A. Duyckinck). Anderson sale (Joline), 15 Dec. 1914, item 832 (prints partial text); Anderson sale (Sanderson), 1-3 May 1916, item 642; L [1948], 2:321 and L [1966], 2:715; S. T. Freeman & Co. (Philadelphia) sale (Snyder), 29 June 1949, item 528 (tipped in Stedman & Woodberry [Works, 1914 reprint], vol. I). At one time, Poe’s correspondent was suggested as Horace Greeley. Validity suspected by TOM. MS at TxU-Hu. SH $125 (1914); $525 (1949). (LTR48-234 // CL41-535; CL48-638; CL66-638.)

639

June 17

N. Hawthorne (Salem, MA) to Poe (NY, NY). Century Mag. (Oct. 1894), 48:860; H [Works], 17:232-233; W [1909], 2:211-212; Phillips, 2:1138; Sotheby’s (NY) sale (Martin), 30-31 Jan. 1990, item 2228 (F). MS unlocated. (CL41-518 and CL41-537; CL48-639 and CL48-[613a].)

639a

ca. June 24

L. A. Godey (Philadelphia, PA) to Poe (NY, NY) (enclosing a copy of “Mr. English’s reply to Mr. Poe” from the Morning Telegraph of 23 June 1846). Cited in “Mr. Poe’s Reply to Mr. English and Others,” The Philadelphia Spirit of the Times (10 July 1846) (Poe’s “reply” dated 27 June). Also implied by Poe’s comment in Living Writers that he wrote the reply at Godey’s request (SAR 1991, p. 163). (CL08-639a.)

640

June 27

Poe (NY, NY) to H. B. Hirst (Philadelphia, PA). Anderson sale (Hirst descendant), 9-11 May 1921, item 566 (F); Current Opinion (June 1921) 70:823 (F); Phillips, 2:1137; L [1948], 2:321-322. MS at CSmH (HM 21867). SH $195 (1921). (LTR48-235 // CL41-538; CL48-640.)

641

before June 29 (?)

Poe (NY, NY) to E. Littell (Boston, MA). Implied in Poe to E. A. Duyckinck, 29 June 1846 (CL-643). (CL48-641.)

642

ca. June 29 (?)

E. Littell (Boston, MA) to Poe (NY, NY). Cited in Poe to E. A. Duyckinck, 29 June 1846 (CL-643). (CL41-[A43]; CL48-642.)

642a

before June 29

E. A. Duyckinck (NY, NY) to Poe (NY, NY). Implied by Poe to E. A. Duyckinck, 29 June 1846 (CL-643), perhaps in reply to Poe to E A. Duyckinck, 28 April 1846 (CL-628). (CL08-642a.)

643

[June] 29 Monday

Poe (NY, NY) to E. A. Duyckinck (NY, NY). NYPL Bltn. (Jan. 1902) 6:9; H [Works], 17:255; L [1948], 2:323. MS at NN. (LTR48-236 // CL41-539; CL48-643.)

644

ca. June 29 (?)

Poe (NY, NY) to L. A. Godey (Philadelphia, PA) (with Poe’s “reply” to English). Implied in Poe to E. A. Duyckinck, 29 June 1846 (CL-643), and in Poe to L. A. Godey, 16 July 1846 (CL-646). (CL41-542; CL48-644 and CL48-[644d].)

645

before July 16 (?)

L. A. Godey (Philadelphia, PA) to Poe (NY, NY). Implied by Poe to L. A. Godey, 16 July 1846 (CL-646). (CL41-543; CL48-645 and CL48-[644e].)

646

July 16

Poe (NY, NY) to L. A. Godey (Philadelphia, PA). G [Memoir] 3:xxiii (1850), and 1:xxxix (1853) (partial); Century Mag. (Oct. 1894), 48:860; H [Works], 17:257-258; W [1909], 2:191-193; Phillips, 2:1159-1160 (excerpts); L [1948], 2:323-324. MS at MB (Griswold). (LTR48-237 // CL41-544; CL48-646.)

647

July 17

Poe (NY, NY) to J. Bisco (NY, NY). Parke-Bernet sale, 15-16 Jan. 1941, item 321 (F). Sotheby’s (NY) sale (Martin), 24 Jan. 1990, item 2206 (tipped into J. Bisco’s copy of the BJ); L [1948], 2:325. MS in the collection of M. Kirsner (after being bought by the 19th Century Shop, the letter was sold separately.) SH $1,800 (1941); $24,000 (1990). (LTR48-238 // CL41-545; CL48-647.)

648

July 17 (?)

L. A. Godey (Philadelphia, PA) to Poe (NY, NY). Implied by an addressed envelope (no letter) at MB (Griswold). Poe’s Living Writers MS contains the comment, “G returns the letter, and refuses me the 100 papers ...” (SAR 1991, p. 163). (CL41-546; CL48-648.)

649

July 22

Poe (NY, NY) to T. H. Chivers (Oaky Grove, GA). Century Mag. (Feb. 1903), 65:547; Quinn, pp. 512-513; L [1948], 2:325-327; Chase & Parks, 1:66-69. MS at CSmH (HM 24217). (LTR48-239 // CL41-549; CL48-649.)

650

before July 23

Poe (Fordham, NY) to Wm. G. Simms (NY, NY). Cited in Wm. G. Simms to Poe, 30 July 1846 (CL-652). (CL41-547; CL48-650 and CL48-[648a].)

651

ca. July 23

Poe (West Farms, NY) to Wm. G. Simms (NY, NY). The second of two letters, cited in Wm. G. Simms to Poe, 30 July 1846 (CL-652). (CL41-548; CL48-651 and CL48-[648b].)

652

July 30

Wm. G. Simms (NY, NY) to Poe (Fordham, NY). Century Mag. (Oct. 1894), 48:860-861; H [Works], 17:259-262; W [1909], 2:199-204; Phillips, 2:1163-1164; The Letters of Wm. G. Simms, ed. Mary C. Simms Oliphant, et al. (Columbia: U. of SC Press, 1952-1956) 2:174-177. MS at MB (Griswold). [A draft, with some differences, is at ScU (Caroliniana).] (CL41-550; CL48-652.)

653

Aug. 4

P. P. Cooke (Millwood, VA) to Poe (NY, NY). Century Mag. (Oct. 1894), 48:861-862; H [Works], 17:262-264; W [1909], 2:204-207; Phillips, 2:1168-1169 (excerpts). MS at MB (Griswold). (CL41-551; CL48-653.)

654

Aug. 9

Poe (NY, NY) to P. P. Cooke (Millwood, VA). Century Mag. (Oct. 1894), 48:862-863; Libbie sale (French) 23-25 April 1901, item 1307 (excerpts); H [Works], 17:265-268; W [1909], 2:207-211; Phillips, 2:1169-1171; L [1948], 2:327-330. Griswold quotes a paragraph from this letter, with an important alteration, G [Memoir] 3:xxxi (1850), and 1:xlvii (1853). H [Works], 17:228, reprints part of this letter from Griswold’s memoir, mistakenly thinking it a separate letter and misidentifying the correspondent as Griswold. MS at NN (Berg). (Formerly in the collections of F. R. Halsey, J. Kern, and O. D. Young.) SH $210 (1901); $19,000 (1929). (LTR48-240 // CL41-568 and CL41-552; CL48-654 and CL48-666c.)

655

Aug. 14

F. W. Thomas (Washington, DC) to Poe (NY, NY). MS at NN. (Formerly in the collection of A. Wm. Anthony.) (CL41-196 and CL41-553; CL48-655.)

655a

Aug. 24

Poe (NY, NY) to F. W. Thomas (Washington, DC). Christie’s (NY) sale, 18 Dec. 2003 (“property of a lady”), item 145 (F) (estimated price $18,000-25,000); J. N. Bartfield Fine Books, April 2004 (offered for $50,000). MS unlocated. (LTR08-240a // CL08-655a.)

656

Aug. 24

F. W. Thomas (Washington, DC) to Poe (NY, NY). MS at MB (Griswold). (CL41-203 and CL41-554; CL48-656 and CL48-[249a].)

657

Oct. 13

G. W. Eveleth (Phillips, ME) to Poe (NY, NY). Bangs sale (Griswold), 11 April 1896, item 112 (one of a collection of 12 letters from Eveleth); TOM [EP], pp. 175-176. MS at NN. (CL41-555; CL48-657.)

658

Nov. 30

A. Ramsay (Stonehaven, Scotland) to Poe (NY, NY). H [Works], 17:268-269; Phillips, 2:1187-1188 (excerpts). MS at MB (Griswold). (CL41-557; CL48-658.)

659

[Dec. 7]

[Poe to A. N. Howard. Moved to SP-93.]

660

Dec. 15

Poe (NY, NY) to G. W. Eveleth (Phillips, ME). Ingram 1:275-276 and 2:103-106 (partial); H [Works], 17:206-207 and 269-272 (partial); Anderson sale (Thacher), 13 March 1914, item 285 (with name given as “Evelett”); PE, pp. 40-45; Anderson sale (Arnold), 10-11 Nov. 1924, item 664 (F of page 3); Phillips, 2:1189-1190 (partial) and 2:942 (excerpts); Quinn, pp. 521-524; L [1948], 2:331-334. MS at NN (Berg); transcript by G. W. Eveleth at ViU (Ingram, item 30, sent 1 Oct. 1878, in item 340). SH $700 (1914); $1,750 (1924). (LTR48-241 // CL41-558; CL48-660.)

661

Dec. 23

N. P. Willis (NY, NY) to Poe (NY, NY). Stedman & Woodberry [Works], 1:76; H [Works], 17:272; Phillips, 2:1194 (partial, and misdated as Dec. 30). MS at MB (Griswold). (CL41-560 and CL41-572; CL48-661, CL48-[660b], CL48-[666a], CL48-[666b], CL48-[670b] and CL48-[830u].)

662

Dec. 24

Poe (Fordham, NY) to E. A. Duyckinck (NY, NY). NYPL Bltn. (Jan. 1902) 6:9-10; H [Works], 17:273; L [1948], 2:334. MS at NN. (LTR48-242 // CL41-561; CL48-662.)

663

Dec. 24

Poe (NY, NY) to Wm. D. Ticknor (Boston, MA). Allen 2:725; L [1948], 2:335. MS at DLC (O. W. Holmes papers). (LTR48-243 // CL41-562; CL48-663.)

664

Dec. 30

Poe (Fordham, NY) to E. A. Duyckinck (NY, NY). NYPL Bltn. (Jan. 1902) 6:10; H [Works], 17:275-276; W [1909], 2:229-231; Phillips, 2:1199-1200; L [1948], 2:336-337. MS at NN. (LTR48-244 // CL41-563; CL48-664.)

665

Dec. 30

Poe (NY, NY) to A. Ramsay (Stonehaven, Scotland). Bookman (Sept. 1916) 44:20-21; Whitty (1917), p. 205; Robertson [Bibliography] 2:234 (F); Phillips, 2:1118; L [1948], 2:337. MS at PP (Gimbel). (LTR48-245 // CL41-564; CL48-665.)

666

Dec. 30

Poe (NY, NY) to N. P. Willis (NY, NY). Home Journal (9 Jan. 1847); G [Memoir] 3:xxv (1850) and 1:xli (1853); Gill, pp. 188-189; Ingram 2:100-101; Stedman & Woodberry [Works], 1:76-77; H [Works], 17:274-275; Phillips, 2:1198-1199 (partial); L [1948], 2:338-339. (LTR48-246a // CL41-565; CL48-666.)

666a

1846 (?)

Poe (Fordham, NY) to Mrs. S. A. Lewis (NY, NY). Cited, and partially quoted, in Mrs. Lewis’ account, Ingram (1880), 2:219. (LTR08-246 // CL08-666a.)

1847

667

Jan. 17

Poe (Fordham, NY) to C. A. Bristed (NY, NY). Parke-Bernet sale, 4 Dec. 1945, item 77; L [1948], 2:339-340. MS at TxU-Hu. (Formerly in the collection of Wm. H. Koester.) SH $300 (1945). (LTR48-247 // CL48-667.)

668

Jan. 19

G. W. Eveleth (Phillips, ME) to Poe (NY, NY). Bangs sale (Griswold), 11 April 1896, item 112 (one of a collection of 12 letters from Eveleth); TOM [EP], pp. 177-180; Phillips, 2:1189 (excerpts). MS at NN. (CL41-569; CL48-668.)

669

before Jan. 29

(?) Mrs. M. L. Shew (NY, NY) to Poe (Fordham, NY). Implied by Poe to Mrs. M. L. Shew, 29 Jan. 1847 (CL-670). (CL41-570; CL48-669 and CL48-[668a].)

670

Jan. 29

Poe (Fordham, NY) to Mrs. M. L. Shew (NY, NY). Appleton’s Journal (May 1878), ns 4:421; Ingram 2:107 (F); Joline, Meditations, 1902, p. 160 (quoted); H [Works], 1:265; Bangs sale, 26 Jan. 1899, item 21; H (1903) 1:265 (F); W [1909], 2:223-224; Anderson sale (Joline), 23 Feb. 1916, item 476; Phillips, 2:1201; Allen, 2:726-727; L [1948], 2:340. MS at CSmH (HM 24221); transcript by Mrs. Houghton (M. L. Shew) at ViU (Ingram, item 32). SH $25.50 (1899); $560 (1916). (LTR48-248 // CL41-571; CL48-670.)

670a

before Feb. 16

Poe (NY, NY) to G. W. Eveleth (Phillips, ME) (with 2 newspapers, one being the Home Journal of 9 Jan. 1847). Cited in Poe to G. W. Eveleth, 16 Feb. 1847 (CL-671). (CL08-670a.)

670b

before Feb. 16

Poe (NY, NY) to T. H. Chivers (Washington, GA) (with the Home Journal of 9 Jan. 1847). Implied in T. H. Chivers to Poe, 21 Feb. 1847 (CL-673). (CL41-574; CL08-670b.)

671

Feb. 16

Poe (NY, NY) to G. W. Eveleth (Phillips, ME). Ingram 1:167; H [Works], 17:277-278; Anderson sale (Coffin), 1 Jan. 1927, item 322; PE, pp. 45-46; L [1948], 2:343-344. MS at NN (Berg); transcript by G. W. Eveleth at ViU (Ingram, item 33). SH $3,600 (1927). (LTR48-249 // CL41-573; CL48-671.)

672

Feb. 21

Poe (NY, NY) to H. Greeley (NY, NY). W [1909], 2:426-427 (excerpts); Phillips 2:1208-1209 (excerpts); L [1948], 2:344-346. MS at NNPM (MA 644-15, purchased in 1910). (Formerly in the collection of G. Wells.) (LTR48-250 // CL41-576; CL48-672.)

673

Feb. 21

T. H. Chivers (Washington, GA) to Poe (NY, NY). H [Works], 17:278-280; Phillips, 2:1213; Damon, Chivers, Friend of Poe (1930), between pp. 234-235 (F); Chase & Parks, 1:69-71. MS at MB (Griswold, item 176). (CL41-577; CL48-673 and CL48-[670a].)

674

Feb. 21

G. W. Eveleth (Phillips, ME) to Poe (NY, NY). Bangs sale (Griswold), 11 April 1896, item 112 (one of a collection of 12 letters from Eveleth); TOM [EP], pp. 181-182; Phillips, 2:1208 (excerpts). MS at NN. (CL41-578; CL48-674.)

675

Feb. 21

Mrs. J. E. Locke (Lowell, MA) to Poe (NY, NY). Cited in Poe to Mrs. J. E. Locke, 10 March 1847 (CL-677). Misdated by Phillips 2:1214 as Feb. 20. (CL41-575; CL48-675, CL48-[671a] and CL48-[671b].)

676

Feb. 24

J. F. Reinman and J. H. Walker (Springfield, OH) to Poe (NY, NY). Cited in Poe to J. F. Reinman and J. H. Walker, 11 March 1847 (CL-680). (CL41-579; CL48-676.)

676a

ca. after Jan. 30 - late Feb.

Mrs. E. Shelton (Richmond, VA) to Poe (Fordham, NY). According to Mrs. S. A. Weiss, “After his wife’s death she [Mrs. Shelton] was continually inquiring about him of Mr. Thos. Mackenzie, and even sent messages — remembrances and regards — and hoped he would visit Richmond. Possibly letters may have passed between — them ...” (Independent, August 25, 1904, p. 445). This item is accepted with reservations. (CL08-676a.)

677

March 10

Poe (NY, NY) to Mrs. J. E. Locke (Lowell, MA) (draft of letter of same date). G [Memoir] 3:xxv-xxvi (1850) and 1:xli-xlii (1853) (applying corrections); Ingram 2:116-117; H [Works], 17:280-282; Phillips 2:1214 (excerpts) and 2:1215-1219 (F); L, 2:346-348. MS of original draft at MB (Griswold). (LTR48-251 // CL41-580; CL48-677.)

678

March 10 (?)

Poe (NY, NY) to Mrs. J. E. Locke (Lowell, MA). Clean copy of draft in CL 677, presumably mailed. (CL41-581; CL48-678.)

679

March 11

Poe (NY, NY) to G. W. Eveleth (Phillips, ME) (with a copy of Poe’s “Reply” to T. D. English). Ingram 2:87 (partial, and out of order); Anderson sale (Toedteberg), 14 Oct. 1904, item 584; Anderson sale (Poor), 19 Nov. 1908, item 895 (excerpts) (tipped in a copy of TG&A); Am. Art. Assoc sale (Wallace), 22 March 1920, item 1033 (still in TG&A); PE, pp. 46-47; Phillips, 2:1221 (excerpt, dated as “late March, 1847”); L [1948], 2:348-349. Early references perpetuate Poe’s error of “Evelette.” MS at TxU-Hu (formerly in the collection of Wm. H. Koester); transcript by G. W. Eveleth at ViU (Ingram, item 35). SH $55 (1904); $251 (1908); $460 (1920). (LTR48-252 // CL41-582; CL48-679.)

679a

[March 28] [Poe to E. L. Fancher. Incorrectly assigned in L [1966], 2:716. Renumbered as CL-680a.]

680

March 11

Poe (NY, NY) to J. F. Reinman and J. H. Walker (Springfield, OH). Ingram 2:118; Phillips 2:1220; L [1948], 2:349-350. MS unlocated (at one time on file with the Philosophian Society, OSW, the MS is unlocated, and presumed lost); transcript by Wm. H. Browne at ViU (Ingram, item 36). (LTR48-253 // CL41-583; CL48-680.)

680a

March 28

Poe (Fordham, NY) to E. L. Fancher (NY, NY) (misdated by Poe as 1846). Am. Lit. (Jan. 1965) 36:514; L [1966], 2:716; Sotheby’s (NY) sale, 16 Dec. 1992, item 100 (F). MS unlocated; transcript by TOM at IaU. (MS formerly at OMC, in the Slack collection.) SH $14,000 (1992). (LTR66-253a // CL66-679a; CL81-680a.)

681

April 4

T. H. Chivers (Washington, GA) to Poe (NY, NY). H [Works], 17:282-284; Chase & Parks, 1:71-73. MS at MB (Griswold, item 177). (CL41-584; CL48-681.)

681a

after April 4

Wm. H. Fonerden (Washington, GA) to Poe (NY, NY). Implied by T. H. Chivers to Poe, 4 April 1847 (CL-681), and Fonerden’s name in Such Friends (p. 24). William Henry Fonerden was editor of the Atlanta Enterprise. (CL08-681a.)

682

April 14

A. Ramsay (Stonehaven, Scotland) to Poe (NY, NY). H [Works], 17:284-285. MS at MB (Griswold). (CL41-585; CL48-682.)

682a

ca. May [Saturday night]

Mrs. M. L. Shew (NY, NY) to Poe (NY, NY). Cited in Poe to Mrs. M. L. Shew, May 1847 (CL-683). (CL41-586; CL48-685; CL08-682a.)

683

[May] Sunday night

Poe (NY, NY) to Mrs. M. L. Shew (NY, NY). Appleton’s Journal (May 1878), ns 4:422 (misdated as 1848); Ingram 2:153-154; H [Works], 17:297; Phillips, 2:1268-1269; L [1948], 2:350-351. Ingram and H omit two phrases. H [Works], claims to be from Griswold collection, but is clearly a reprint of Ingram. MS unlocated; transcript by D. Houghton at ViU (Ingram, item 37). (LTR48-254 // CL41-587; CL48-683 and CL48-[710a].)

684

ca. May (?)

Poe (NY, NY) to H. Barney (NY, NY). Cited in Mrs. M. L. Shew to Ingram, 23 Jan. 1875 (RF-25). Hiram Barney was Mrs. Shew’s uncle, and a senior member of a NY law firm. Ingram notes on her letter that she sent “only a copy.” (CL48-684.)

685

[ca. May]

[Mrs. M. L. Shew to Poe. Moved to CL-682a to proceed CL-683.]

685a

[June]

[Poe to C. P. Bronson. Moved to CL-688a.]

686

July 27

G. W. Eveleth (Phillips, ME) to Poe (NY, NY). TOM [EP] pp. 182-184. MS at NN. (CL41-588; CL48-686.) 686 Aug. 10 Poe (NY, NY) to R. T. Conrad (Philadelphia, PA). Bangs sale, 16 Feb. 1898, item 691; H [Works], 1:270-271; Quinn, pp. 531-532; L [1948], 2:351-352. MS at ViU. SH $16 (1898). (LTR48-255 // CL41-589; CL48-687.)

688

Aug. 31

Poe (NY, NY) to R. T. Conrad (Philadelphia, PA). Kovach cat. no. 1, 22 Sept. 1933, item 1 (F); Phillips, 2:1229 (excerpts); L [1948], 2:352; Christie’s (NY) sale (Doheny), 18 Oct. 1988, item 1546 (F). MS unlocated. (Formerly in the collection of Capt. Pleadwell, and at CCamarSJ, but sold at the Doheny auction. It was donated to CCamarSJ by Countess E. Doheny about 1940.) SH $19,900 (1988). (LTR48-256 // CL41-590; CL48-688.)

688a

[Oct.-Nov.]

Monday Poe (Fordham, NY) to C. P. Bronson (NY, NY). Home Journal (21 July 1860) p. 3; Henkels sale, 5 Dec. 1898, item 242; Dodd, Mead & Co., cat. 59, March 1901, item 269 (excerpt); Am. Lit. (May 1948) 20:167; L [1948], 2:351 and L [1966], 2:716-717; Sotheby’s (London) sale, 31 July 1961, item 349; TOM [Poems] 1:412. Bronson’s daughter was Mrs. M. E. LeDuc, who apparently sold the letter about Nov. 1888; see Poe Studies, no. 1 (June 1976) 9:27. Mrs. LeDuc claimed the letter was dated June 1847, but for some reason a later date is assigned by the Home Journal article. MS at TxU-Hu. SH $7.50 (1898); ?320 (1961). (LTR48-254a; LTR08-256a // CL48-685a; CL66-688a.)

688b

Oct.-Nov. (?)

Poe (Fordham, NY) to Mrs. C. Kirkland (NY, NY). Implied in Poe to C. P. Bronson, Monday [Oct.-Nov.] 1847 (CL-688a). (CL66-688b.)

688c

Oct.-Nov. (?)

Poe (Fordham, NY) to G. H. Colton (NY, NY). Probable cover letter sent with MS of “Ulalume” for publication, which followed, Am. Review, Dec. 1847. (CL66-688c.)

689

before Nov. (?)

Poe (NY, NY) to Mrs. S. A. Lewis (NY, NY). Cited in Ingram 2:219 (where it is misdated “1849”). (CL48-689.)

689a

before Nov. 12

Poe (NY, NY) to N. P. Willis (NY, NY). Implied in N. P. Willis to Poe, 12 Nov. 1847 (CL-689b). (CL41-426 and CL41-428; CL48-508; CL08-689a.)

689b

Nov. 12

N. P. Willis (NY, NY) to Poe (NY, NY). Gill, p. 130 (F); H [Works], 17:194. Renumbered based on revised dating, see Reece, 1954, p. 82. Also cited in Poe to N. P. Willis, 8 Dec. 1847, CL-693. MS unlocated. (CL41-429 and CL41-[A45]; CL48-509; CL08-689b.)

690

before Nov. 27

Mrs. S. A. Lewis (NY) to Poe (NY, NY). Cited in Poe to Mrs. S. A. Lewis, 27 Nov. 1847 (CL-691). (CL41-[A44]; CL48-690.)

691

Nov. 27

Poe (NY, NY) to Mrs. S. A. Lewis (NY, NY). Ingram [Works, 1874-1875] 1:lxxxii (misdated as 1848); Ingram, 2:127-128; H [Works], 17:286; Phillips, 2:1249; L [1948], 2:352-353. MS at CtY. SH £320 (1960-1961). (LTR48-257 // CL41-592 and CL41-593; CL48-691 and CL48-[691a].)

692

[Nov.]

[N. P. Willis to Poe. Delete, same as CL-689a. (CL48-692.)]

693

Dec. 8

Poe (Fordham, NY) to N. P. Willis (NY, NY). W [1885], p. 281; H [Works], 17:324-325 (only a brief paraphrasing, and misdated as 1849); W [1909], 2:233; Phillips, 2:1246-1247; L [1948], 2:353-354; L [1966], 2:718. MS at MH-H. (LTR48-258 // CL41-596; CL48-693 and CL48-[751a].)

693a

ca. late 1846-1847

Poe (Fordham, NY) to H. T. Herbert (NY, NY). Implied by Poe’s comment in the MS of Living Writers (RF-13), “Herbert ? ... write to him” (SAR 1991, p. 177). (CL08-693a.)

693b

ca. late 1846-1847

Poe (Fordham, NY) to J. Neal (Portland, ME). Implied by Poe’s comment in the MS of Living Writers (RF-13), “Write to Neal ...” (SAR 1991, p. 172). As for CL666c-CL666i, there is a possibility that Poe did not send the letter. (CL08-693b.)

693c

ca. late 1846-1847

Poe (Fordham, NY) to N. C. Brooks (Baltimore, MD). Implied by Poe’s comment in the MS of Living Writers (RF-13), “Write to ... Brooks ...” (SAR 1991, p. 172). (CL08-693c.)

693d

ca. late 1846-1847

Poe (Fordham, NY) to F. W. Thomas (Washington, DC). Implied by Poe’s comment in the MS of Living Writers (RF-13), “Write to ... Thomas ab[out] Welby, Prentice” (SAR 1991, p. 172). (CL08-693d.)

693e

ca. late 1846-1847

Poe (Fordham, NY) to L. J. Cist (Cincinnati, OH). Implied by Poe’s comment in the MS of Living Writers (RF-13), “Write to ... Cist ab[out] Mrs. Nichols, Hall” (SAR 1991, p. 172). (CL08-693e.)

693f

ca. late 1846-1847

Poe (Fordham, NY) to Mrs. S. J. Hale (Philadelphia, PA). Implied by Poe’s comment in the MS of Living Writers (RF-13), “[Write] To Mrs. S. J. Hale for autog[raph]” (SAR 1991, p. 172). (CL08-693f.)

693g

ca. late 1846-1847

Poe (Fordham, NY) to P. Benjamin (NY, NY). Implied by Poe’s comment in the MS of Living Writers (RF-13), which states that Poe should “[Write] To Benj[ami]n ab[out] self and [Cornelius] Mathews” (SAR 1991, p. 172). (CL08-693g.)

693h

ca. late 1846-1847

Poe (Fordham, NY) to A. M. Ide (South Attleboro, MA). Implied by Poe’s comment in the MS of Living Writers (RF-13), “[Write] To Ide ...” (SAR 1991, p. 172). (CL08-693h.)

1848

694

Jan. 4

Poe (NY, NY) to G. W. Eveleth (Phillips, ME) (with a prospectus for the Stylus). Ingram 2:132-134 (partial); Bangs sale (Foote), 23 Nov. 1894, items 210 (prospectus) and 219 (letter); H [Works], 17:256-257, 287-288 and 288-290 (partial); Phillips, 2:1253-1254 (excerpts); PE, pp. 48-52; Golden Book, Sept. 1933, 48:258-259 (F); Am. Notes & Queries (Aug. 1941) 1:68-69; Quinn, pp. 536-537 (F, but with an edge folded under, cutting part of several lines); L [1948], 2:354-357; Sunday Sun (Baltimore), 18 Jan. 1953, pp. 6-7 (excerpts); Am. Heritage, Feb. 1957. The final five lines are printed in Anderson sale (21-24 Jan. 1929) p. 2, item 934. MS at TxU-Hu; transcript by G. W. Eveleth at ViU (Ingram, item 40); MS of postscript unlocated. (MS formerly in the collections of W. A. White, about 1937, and of A. S. W. Rosenbach.) SH $75 (1894). SH $72 (prospectus) and $210 (letter) (1894). (LTR48-259 // CL41-597 and CL41-594; CL48-694 and CL48-[692a].)

695

Jan. 11

G. W. Eveleth (Phillips, ME) to Poe (NY, NY). Bangs sale (Griswold), 11 April 1896, item 112 (one of a collection of 12 letters from Eveleth); TOM [EP], pp. 184-186; Phillips, 2:1247 (excerpts). MS at NN. (CL41-598; CL48-695.)

696

Jan. 17

Poe (Fordham, NY) to H. D. Chapin (NY, NY). Ingram 2:135; H [Works], 17:290-291; L [1948], 2:357-358. MS unlocated (not at PP, as stated in CL81). (LTR48-260 // CL41-599; CL:48-696.)

697

Jan. 17

Poe (NY, NY) to L. A. Godey (Philadelphia, PA). Anderson sale (Hart), 16 Oct. 1922, item 1048 (laid in a copy of RAOP, 1846); Am. Art Assoc. sale (Smith), 23-24 Nov. 1937, item 353 (excerpt); L [1948], 2:358 and L [1974], p. 532-533. MS at PP (Gimbel). SH $140 (1922); $160 (1937). (LTR48-261 // CL41-600; CL48-697.)

697a

Jan. 19

L. A. Godey (Philadelphia, PA) to Poe (NY, NY). Docketed on envelope of Poe to Godey, 17 Jan. 1848. (CL74-697a.)

698

Jan. 22

Poe (Fordham, NY) to N. P. Willis (NY, NY). Home Journal (20 Oct. 1849) p. 2; Gill, pp. 197-198; Ingram 2:136-137; H [Works], 17:291-292; L [1948], 2:359. (LTR48-262 // CL41-601; CL48-698.)

698a

ca. Jan. 27-28

Poe (NY, NY) to H. W. Herbert (NY). Cited in The Spirit of the Times, Feb. 5, 1848. The brief printed notice in reply to Poe reads: “E. A. P. — We did not receive your note until after last week’s paper went to press. It may be as well to state here that the ‘Spirit’ is sent to press on Thursday Evenings.” Poe probably had asked for a notice announcing his lecture on “The Universe” for Thursday, Feb. 3, 1848. Several such notices appeared in NY papers about that time. (CL08-698a.)

699

Feb. 10

G. E. Isbell (Binghamton, NY) to Poe (NY, NY). Cited in Poe to G. E. Isbell, 29 Feb. 1848 (CL-701). (CL41-[A48]; CL48-699.)

700

Feb. 29

Poe (NY, NY) to G. W. Eveleth (Phillips, ME). Ingram 2:139-141; Stoddard (Works, 1884) 5:150-156 (Poe’s long postcript only); Stedman & Woodberry [Works], 9:293-301; H [Works], 17:285 and 388-341; Anderson sale (Hoe), 24 April 1911, item 2642; W [1909], 2:441-442 (excerpt); PE, 52-55 (from Eveleth’s transcript); Quinn, pp. 557-559; L [1948], 2:360-362. MS at NNPM (MA 644-11); transcript by Eveleth in ViU (Ingram, item 41). SH $1,700 (1911). (LTR48-263 // (CL41-602; CL48-700, CL48-[693a] and CL48-[701a].)

701

Feb. 29

Poe (NY, NY) to G. E. Isbell [not Irbey] (Binghamton, NY) (with a prospectus of the Stylus). H [Works], 1:277-278 (lacking postscript); Heartman & Canny [1940], pp. 83-84 (quoted); L [1948], 2:362-364. MS at InU (Lilly). (LTR48-264 // CL41-603; CL48-701 and CL48-[700a].)

702

March 9

G. W. Eveleth (Phillips, ME) to Poe (NY, NY). Bangs sale (Griswold), 11 April 1896, item 112 (one of a collection of 12 letters from Eveleth) (excerpt); TOM [EP] 1:186-188; Phillips 2:1237-1238 (excerpts). MS at NN. (CL41-604; CL48-702 and CL48-[705a].)

703

March 30

Poe (NY, NY) to Mrs. M. L. Shew (NY, NY). Ingram 2:143; H [Works], 17:344 (dated as 1849); Phillips, 2:1264-1265 (excerpts); Allen, 2:807 (excerpt); L [1948], 2:364-365; Parke-Bernet sale (Barrett) 1 Nov. 1950, item 930 (F). MS at PP (Gimbel). SH $600 (1950). (LTR48-265 // CL41-675; CL48-703 and CL48-781a.)

703a

before April 29

— ? (— ?) to Poe (NY, NY) (requesting an autograph). Implied in Poe to — ?, April 29, 1848 (CL-703b). (CL08-703a.)

703b

April 29

Poe (NY, NY) to — ? (— ?). Sotheby’s (NY) sale, 4 Dec. 1996, item 167. SH $8,000 (1996). MS unlocated. (LTR08-265a // CL08-703b.)

704

before May 3

H. B. Hirst (Philadelphia, PA) to Poe (NY, NY). Cited in Poe to H. B. Hirst, 3 May 1848 (CL-705). (CL41-606; CL48-704.)

705

May 3

Poe (NY, NY) to H. B. Hirst (Philadelphia, PA). Anderson sale (Hirst descendant), 9 May 1921, item 567 (excerpt); Phillips, 2:1266-1267 (excerpts); L [1948], 2:365. SH $155 (1921). MS at CSmH (HM 21869). (LTR48-266 // CL41-607; CL48-705.)

706

May 15

J. H. Hopkins, Jr. (NY, NY) to Poe (NY, NY). MS at MB (Griswold). (CL48-706.)

707

before May 19

Mrs. J. E. Locke (Lowell, MA) to Poe (NY, NY). Two letters, a few sentences of one are quoted in Poe’s reply, CL-708. Cited in Poe to Mrs. J. E. Locke, 19 May 1848 (CL-708). (CL48-707.)

708

May 19

Poe (Fordham, NY) to Mrs. J. E. Locke (Lowell, MA). L [1948], 2:366-368. MS at TxU-Hu (formerly in the collection of Wm. H. Koester). (LTR48-267 // CL48-708.)

709

ca. May 24

Miss A. Blackwell (Providence, RI) to Poe (Fordham, NY). Cited in Poe to Miss A. Blackwell, 14 June 1848 (CL-712). (CL41-608; CL48-709 and CL48-[708a].)

710

May

Poe (Fordham, NY) to C. H. Marshall (NY, NY). Parke-Bernet sale (Flick) 9 Jan. 1946, item 450 (in vol. I of Stedman & Woodberry [Works, 1914 reprint]; L [1948], 2:368; L [1948], 1:facing p. 394 (F). Validity suspected by TOM. MS at TxU-Hu. SH $310 (1945). (LTR48-268 // CL48-710.)

710a

before June

Editors of the Gentlemen’s Magazine (Cincinnati, OH) to Poe (NY, NY). Implied by a note in the magazine (see CL-710b.) (CL08-710a.)

710b

before June

Poe (NY, NY) to the editors of the Gentlemen’s Magazine (Cincinnati, OH). Implied by a note in the magazine (see Heartman & Canny, 1943, p. 198). (CL08-710b.)

711

June 7

Poe (Fordham, NY) to C. A. Bristed (NY, NY). Am. Art Assoc. sale (Willets), 11-12 Nov. 1937, item 332 (F) (accompanying Poe’s calling card, with a short note to Bristed); Quinn, p. 566; L [1948], 2:368-369. MS at TxU-Hu (formerly in the collection of Wm. H. Koester; and apparently owned at one time by J. H. Whitty.) SH $925 (1937). (LTR48-269 // CL41-609; CL48-711.)

712

June 14

Poe (Fordham, NY) to Miss A. Blackwell (Providence, RI). H [Works], 17:296; Century Mag. (Jan. 1909), 77:444 (where it is described as “Dailey-Chace MSS.”); Phillips, 2:1287 (excerpts); L [1948], 2:369-371 [see also L [1966], 2:719]. Misdated by Ingram, Woodberry, and Phillips as 19 June 1848, and by Harrison as June 10. Quinn, p. 574, incorrectly suggests that the MS is at InU. MS unlocated; transcript by J. R. Bartlett at InU (Lilly); transcript by S. H. Whitman at ViU (Ingram, item 43). (LTR48-270 // CL41-610; CL48-712 and CL58-[711a].)

712a

before June 15

B. Taylor (NY, NY) to Poe (NY, NY) (with “Views A-Foot”). Implied by Poe to B. Taylor, 15 June 1848 (CL-713) and the notation of “write see let” on Poe’s address list (Such Friends, p. 18, item 239). (CL08-712a.)

713

June 15

Poe (NY, NY) to B. Taylor (NY, NY). Henkels sale (Sayre), 8 April 1908, item 119; W [1909], 2:374-375; Whitty [1917], p. 270 (excerpt); Phillips, 2:1288 (excerpt); W. R. Benjamin Autographs (NY), about 12 Feb. 1940; Collector, March 1940, item 9244 (advertised by W. R. Benjamin, excerpts); L [1948], 2:371 and L [1948], 2:facing p. 410 (F). Validity suspected by TOM, but probably authentic. MS at TxU-Hu. (Formerly in the collection of Wm. H. Koester). SH $65 (1908); SH $750 (1940). (LTR48-271 // CL41-611; CL48-713.)

714

June 21

Poe (NY, NY) to Mrs. S. A. Lewis (NY, NY). Ingram, 2:219-220; H [Works], 17:359-360 (misdated as 1849); L [1948], 2:372 [see also L [1974], p. 533]; Poe Studies (April 1969, no. 2) 2:36-37. MS at BL (31897f1) (noted on verso: “31897A. Purchd of J. H. Ingram Esq 12 Nov. 1881”). (LTR48-272 // CL41-690; CL48-714 and CL48-[802b].)

715

June

Mrs. M. L. Shew (NY, NY) to Poe (NY, NY). Cited in Poe to Mrs. M. L. Shew, June 1848 (CL-716). (CL41-695; CL48-715 and CL48-[807b].)

716

[June]

Poe (NY, NY) to Mrs. M. L. Shew (NY, NY). Appleton’s Journal (May 1878), ns 4:423-424 (partial) (misdated as June 1849); Ingram 2:157-159 (partial); H [Works], 17:298-300; W [1909], 2:261-264; Phillips, 2:1273-1274 (condensed); Quinn, pp. 609-611 (misdated as 19 June 1849); L [1948], 2:372-374; Miller, BPB, 1977, pp. 122-124. MS unlocated; transcript by Mrs. Houghton (M. L. Shew), misdated 1849, at ViU (Ingram, item 213). (LTR48-273 // CL41-696; CL48-716 and CL48-[802a].)

717

July 9

G. W. Eveleth (Phillips, ME) to Poe (NY, NY). Bangs sale (Griswold), 11 April 1896, item 112 (one of a collection of 12 letters from Eveleth); TOM [EP], pp. 188-190; Phillips 2:1233 (excerpts). MS at NN. (CL41-612; CL48-717.)

717a

before July 13

T. H. Chivers (NY, NY) to Poe (Fordham, NY). Implied by Poe to T. H. Chivers, 13 [14] July 1848 (CL-718). (CL08-717a.)

718

July 13 [14]

Poe (Fordham, NY) to T. H. Chivers (NY, NY). Century Mag. (Feb. 1903), 65:549; Quinn, p. 568; L [1948], 2:375; Chase & Parks, 1:74-75. MS at CSmH (HM 24218). (LTR48-274 // CL41-613; CL48-718.)

719

July 15

Poe (Fordham, NY) to Mrs. M. Osborne (Fordham, NY). Washington (DC) Post, 17 Jan. 1909 (F); Phillips, 2:1289-1290; L [1948], 2:375-376. A clipping from the Post is at ViU (Ingram, item 953), along with several other newspapers which reprint the facsimile. MS at InU (Lilly). (LTR48-275 // CL41-614; CL48-719.)

719a

Aug.

Mrs. J. E. Locke (Wamesit Cottage, Lowell, MA) to Poe (NY, NY) (with MS of Mrs. Locke’s long poem “Ermina’s Tale”). J. E. Reilly, “Ermina’s Gales,” Papers on Poe, ed. R. P. Veler (Springfield, Ohio: Chantry Music Press, 1972) p. 210. MS at ViU (Ingram, item 44). (CL41-657; CL48-762 and CL48-762; CL81-719a.)

719b

Aug.

Mrs. S. H. Whitman (Providence, RI) to Poe (Fordham, NY, forwarded by Mrs. M. Clemm to Richmond, VA) (with two stanzas from a poem by Mrs. Whitman, sent without signature). Cited in Poe to S. H. Whitman, 1 Oct. 1848 (CL-723). Since Fordham did not have its own post office, this letter was delivered to the West Farms Post Office, where it sat for several weeks. (CL41-615; CL08-719b.)

719c

Aug. 5

Poe (Richmond, VA) to Mrs. M. Clemm (Fordham, NY). NYU Mag., II, no. 1, Spring 1987; PSA Newsletter, Fall 1987, 15:2 (misdated as 1849, corrected by D. Thomas in the PSA Newsletter for Spring 1988). Letter discovered in 1985 by Frank Walker, curator of the Fales Library of NYU. Mrs. Clemm apparently sent the letter to Miss Sarah E. Robins (who was planning to write a biography of Poe), from whom it passed to Elizabeth Robins. MS at NNYU-F (Robins). (LTR08-275a // CL08-719c.)

720

Sept. 5

Poe [pseud. Edward S. T. Grey] (NY, NY) to Mrs. S. H. Whitman (Providence, RI). Century Mag. (Jan. 1909), 77:445 (misdated as 8 Sept. 1848); Phillips, 2:1313; Quinn, p. 575; L [1948], 2:379. MS at InU (Lilly). (LTR48-276 // CL41-616; CL48-720 and CL48-[720a].)

721

Sept. 20

Poe (Fordham, NY) to C. F. Hoffman (NY, NY). G [Memoir] 3:xxvii-xxix (1850) and 1:xliii-xlv (1853); Ingram, 2:149-152; H [Works], 17:300-303; Phillips, 2:1266; L [1948], 2:379-382. MS unlocated. (LTR48-277 // CL41-617; CL48-721.)

721a

before Sept. 25

E. Bowen (Pottsville, PA) to Poe (NY, NY). Implied in Poe to E. Bowen, 18 Oct. 1848 (CL-725a); also E. Bowen to A. S. Whitaker, 25 Sept. 1848 (RF-14). Bowen seems to have suggested that Poe write for Bowen’s paper. (CL74-722a; CL08-721a.)

722

Sept. 27-29

Mrs. S. H. Whitman (Providence, RI) to Poe (Fordham, NY). Cited in Poe to Mrs. S. H. Whitman, 1 Oct. 1848 (CL-723), with portions quoted. (CL41-615 and CL41-618; CL48-722.)

722a

before Oct. 1

[E. Bowen to Poe. Renumbered as CL-721a.] (CL74-722a.)

722b

ca. Oct. 1

Poe (NY, NY) to E. Bowen (Pottsville, PA) (with a MS copy of “The Raven” for A. S. Whittaker). Cited in Poe to E. Bowen, 18 Oct. 1848 (CL-725a). (CL74-722b.)

723

Oct. 1, Sunday night

Poe (Fordham, NY) to Mrs. S. H. Whitman (Providence, RI) (with a postscript dated Oct. 3). H [Works], 17:292-296 and 304-308; H (H [LL]) pp. 5-18; Phillips, 2:1319-1321 (excerpts); Quinn, pp. 575-578; J. G. Varner, “Sarah Helen Whitman: Seeress of Providence,” unpublished dissertation, U. VA (1941) 1:302 and 1:307-312; L [1948], 2:382-391. MS at InU (Lilly); transcript by S. H. Whitman at ViU (Ingram, item 45). (LTR48-278 // CL41-619; CL48-723.)

723a

after Oct. 1 (?)

Poe (Fordham, NY) to the editor of the Weekly Universe or Sunday Dispatch (NY, NY). Cited in G. W. Eveleth to Poe, 3 July 1849 (CL-807a). Regrettably, no file of this obscure periodical is known to have survived for this period. Since Eveleth mis-attributed several items to Poe, and Poe had no opportunity to reply to this letter, we cannot be certain that Poe actually wrote the article in question. If it was indeed by Poe, it was probably similar to what Poe wrote to C. F. Hoffman, 20 Sept. 1848. (CL08-723a.)

724

ca. Oct. 10

Mrs. S. H. Whitman (Providence, RI) to Poe (NY, NY). Cited in Poe to Mrs. S. H. Whitman, 18 Oct. 1848 (CL-727), with one sentence quoted. (CL41-620; CL48-724 and CL48-[724a].)

725

before Oct. 18

T. L. Dunnell (Providence, RI) to Poe (NY, NY). Cited in Poe to T. L. Dunnell, 18 Oct. 1848 (CL-726). (CL48-725.)

725a

Oct. 18

Poe (NY, NY) to E. Bowen (Pottsville, PA). American Notes & Queries (Jan. 1965) 3:67; L [1974], p. 533-534. MS at PP (Gimbel). (LTR74-278a // CL74-725a.)

726

Oct. 18

Poe (NY, NY) to T. L. Dunnell (Providence, RI). Libbie sale (Alexander), 4 Dec. 1902, item 892; Am. Art Assoc. sale (Wakeman), 29 April 1924, item 956; L [1948], 2:391; Christie’s (NY) sale (Marcus), 22 Nov. 1986, item 103. MS in collection of Mrs. S. J. Tane. SH $25 (1902); $110 (1924); $7,000 (1989). (LTR48-279 // CL41-621; CL48-726.)

727

[Oct. 18]

Poe (NY, NY) to Mrs. S. H. Whitman (Providence, RI). H [Works], 17:308-311 and 316-317; H [LL] pp. 19-29 (omitting a portion of page 3); Phillips, 2:1321-1325 (condensed); J. G. Varner, “Sarah Helen Whitman: Seeress of Providence,” unpublished dissertation, U. VA (1941) 1:305, 1:313-322; L [1948], 2:391-398; L [1966], 2:719. MS at InU (Lilly); transcript of extracts by Mrs. S. H. Whitman at ViU (Ingram, item 46). (LTR48-280 // CL41-622; CL48-727.)

728

Oct.

Poe (Fordham, NY) to Mrs. J. E. Locke (Lowell, MA). Am. Art. Assoc. sale (Terry), 2-3 May 1934, item 215 (quoted); Parke-Bernet sale (Oberlaender), 24 May 1939, item 86 (F); L [1948], 2:398. MS at TxU-Hu. (Formerly in the collection of Wm. H. Koester). SH $300 (1924); $350 (1934); $150 (1939). (LTR48-281 // CL41-623; CL48-728.)

729

Oct.

Poe (Fordham, NY) to Mrs. A. L. Richmond [Mrs. C. B. Richmond] (Lowell, MA). Am. Art Assoc. sale (Locker-Lampson), 24-25 April 1935, item 252 (F); L [1948], 2:398-399. MS at PP (Gimbel). SH $500 (1935). (LTR48-282 // CL41-624; CL48-729.)

729a

before Nov.

B. Taylor, Mrs. C. Kirkland, or J. S. Hart (NY, NY) to Poe (Fordham, NY). Implied by Poe to B. Taylor, before 15 June (CL-713), and the printing of Poe’s poem in the Nov. issue. (CL08-729a.)

730

ca. Nov. 1-2

Mrs. S. H. Whitman (Providence, RI) to Poe (Lowell, MA). Cited in Mrs. S. H. Whitman to J. H. Ingram, 25 Oct. 1875 (RF-27). (CL41-625; CL48-730 and CL48-[730a].)

731

ca. Nov. 3

Poe (Lowell, MA) to Mrs. S. H. Whitman (Providence, RI). Cited in Mrs. S. H. Whitman to J. H. Ingram, 25 Oct. 1875 (RF-27); Swann sale (Geesey), 20 Jan. 1944, item 199 (quoted); L [1948], 2:399. At one time thought to have been written to Mrs. A. L. Richmond, this letter was merely sent to her by Poe. Mrs. Richmond, according to documents which accompany the letter, gave the MS to the father of Mrs. E. S. Worcester, of Boston. This gentleman was a reporter for the Boston Transcript. About June 1927, Mrs. Worcester seems to have sold the letter to Goodspeed’s Bookshop. MS-fragment at TxU-Hu (formerly in the collection of Wm. H. Koester). (LTR48-283 // CL41-626; CL48-731, CL48-[731a] and CL48-[828d].)

732

ca. Nov. 5

Poe (Boston, MA) to Mrs. A. L. Richmond (Lowell, MA). Cited in Poe to Mrs. A. L. Richmond, 16 Nov. 1848. (Probably the item mentioned by Mrs. Richmond in Ingram collection, item 52.) (CL-737). (CL41-627; CL48-732 and CL48-[732a].)

733

[Nov. 7]

Poe (Providence, RI) to Mrs. S. H. Whitman (Providence, RI). Ingram 2:174-175 (partial); H [Works], 17:311 (partial); H [LL] pp. 30-31; Quinn, p. 579; L [1948], 2:399-400. MS at InU (Lilly). (LTR48-284 // CL41-628; CL48-733.)

734

Nov. 7 (?)

Mrs. S. H. Whitman (Providence, RI) to Poe (Providence, RI). Quoted in Mrs. S. H. Whitman to J. H. Ingram, 25 Oct. 1875 (RF-27). See also Quinn, p. 579. This item may have been a spoken communication. (CL41-629; CL48-734.)

735

Nov. 8

Poe (Providence, RI) to Mrs. S. H. Whitman (Providence, RI). Cited in Mrs. S. H. Whitman to J. H. Ingram, 25 Oct. 1875 (RF-27): “the note itself is lost or has been given away.” (CL41-630; CL48-735.)

736

Nov. 14

Poe (NY, NY) to Mrs. S. H. Whitman (Providence, RI). Ingram 2:178; H [Works], 17:311-312; H [LL] pp. 32-33; L [1948], 2:400 and L [1966], 2:719-720. Two omitted sentences were first printed in J. A. Robins, Notes & Queries, Jan. 1963, pp. 20-21. The transcript by Mrs. Whitman appeared in facsimile in a clipping in the Ingram collection from Cosmopolitan Mag., undated but about 1902. The clipping states that the facsimile is from H [Works], but seems to appear in no printing of that edition. MS unlocated; transcript by Mrs. S. H. Whitman’s at ViU (Ingram, item 47). (LTR48-285 // CL41-631; CL48-736.)

737

Nov. 16

Poe (Fordham, NY) to Mrs. A. L. Richmond (Lowell, MA). Appleton’s Journal (May 1878), ns 4:424-425; Ingram, 2:193-194; H [Works], 17:312-314; W [1909], 2:277-278; Phillips, 2:1340-1341; Allen, 2:787-788 (excerpt); Quinn, pp. 589-592; L [1948], 2:400-404. MS unlocated; transcript by Mrs. A. L. Richmond at ViU (Ingram, item 48). (LTR48-286 // CL41-632; CL48-737.)

738

Nov. 17, Friday

Mrs. S. H. Whitman (Providence, RI) to Poe (NY, NY). Cited in Poe in Mrs. S. H. Whitman, 22 Nov. 1848 (CL-742). (CL41-634; CL48-738.)

739

ca. Nov. 18-20

Mrs. S. H. Whitman (Providence, RI) to Poe (NY, NY). Implied in Poe to Mrs. S. H. Whitman, 22 Nov. 1848 (CL-742). (CL41-635; CL48-739.)

740

Nov. 20

Poe (NY, NY) to Miss S. A. Talley (Richmond, VA). Cited in Miss S. A. Talley to Poe, 29 Nov. 1848 (CL-749), and dated by Poe to E. Valentine, 20 Nov. 1848 (CL-741). (CL41-637; CL48-740.)

741

Nov. 20

Poe (NY, NY) to E. Valentine (Botetourt Co., Richmond, VA) (with a prospectus of the Stylus). Ingram 2:197-198; H [Works], 17:315-316; Phillips, 2:1342; L [1948], 2:404. Cited in Miss S. A. Talley to Poe, 29 Nov. 1848 (CL-749), which promises to forward the letter to Valentine. This correspondent should not be confused with Edward Virginius Valentine, of Richmond. MS unlocated; transcript by E. V. Valentine at ViU (Ingram, item 49). (Formerly in the collection of Rev. E. V. Jones.) (LTR48-287 // CL41-638; CL48-741.)

741a

Nov. 20

Poe (NY, NY) to B. Taylor (NY, NY) (with a review of Mrs. Lewis’ poems). Cited by Stoddard, Lippincott’s Mag. (Jan. 1889) 43:113; Christie’s (NY) sale (Doheny), 21-22 Feb. 1989, item 2083 (F). MS unlocated. (Formerly at CCamarSJ, but sold at the Doheny auction. It was donated to CCamarSJ by Countess E. Doheny about 1940. At the Doheny auction, it was purchased by Paul Richards Autographs.) SH $17,000 (1989). (CL08-741a.)

742

[Nov.] 22, Wednesday morning

Poe (NY, NY) to Mrs. S. H. Whitman (Providence, RI). H [LL] pp. 34-35; L [1948], 2:405. Ingram 2:180-181, H [Works], 17:317-318, and W [1909], 2:290-291; all print the Poe-Whitman letter of 26 Nov. under this date and omit the letter of 22 Nov. entirely. MS at InU (Lilly). (LTR48-288 // CL41-639; CL48-742 and CL48-[741c].)

743

Nov. 23

Poe (Fordham, NY) to Miss S. Heywood (Westford, MA). Appleton’s Journal (May 1878), ns 4:425; Ingram 2:195-196; H [Works], 17:319-320; Phillips, 2:1343; L [1948], 2:405-406. Harrison seems to follow Ingram, even though he cites “Griswold Collection.” MS unlocated; transcript by Mrs. A. L. Richmond at ViU (Ingram, item 298). (LTR48-289 // CL41-641; CL48-743.)

744

ca. Nov. 23

T. L. Dunnell (Providence, RI) to Poe (NY, NY). Implied in Poe to Mrs. S. H. Whitman, 26 Nov. 1848 (CL-746), and implied in Poe to T. L. Dunnell, 27 Nov. 1848 (CL-747). (CL41-640; CL48-744.)

745

[Nov.] 24, Friday

Poe (Fordham, NY) to Mrs. S. H. Whitman (Providence, RI). Ingram (Works 1874-1875) 1:facing lxvi (F of 8 lines); Ingram 2:70-71, 182-183; H [Works], 17:320-322; H [LL] pp. 36-40; Phillips, 2:1148 (excerpts); L [1948], 2:406-409. Incorrectly dated by H [Works], as Nov. 25. The facsimile from Ingram is given in H [L&L], facing p. 322, and in Allen, near the front of vol. II, although reduced to about 6 lines. MS at InU (Lilly). (LTR48-290 // CL41-642 and CL41-643; CL48-745 and CL48-[745a].)

746

[Nov.] 26, Sunday evening

Poe (Fordham, NY) to Mrs. S. H. Whitman (Providence, RI). H [Works], 17:317-318; H [LL] pp. 41-43; Phillips, 2:1326 and 1346 (excerpts); L [1948], 2:409-411. H [Works], etc. misdate as 22 Nov. 1848, ignoring the actual letter of that date. MS at InU (Lilly); transcript by S. H. Whitman at ViU (Ingram, item 51). (MS formerly in the collection of J. T. Fields, given to Fields by Mrs. Whitman in 1865.) (LTR48-291 // CL41-645; CL48-747 and CL48-[741a]; CL66-746.)

747

Nov. 27

Poe (NY, NY) to T. L. Dunnell (Providence, RI). Am. Lit. (March 1957) 29:85-86; L [1966], 2:720-721. MS at TxU-Hu. (LTR66-291a // CL41-644; CL48-746; CL66-747.)

748

Nov. 27

F. W. Thomas (Louisville, KY) to Poe (NY, NY). Cited in Poe to F. W. Thomas, 14 Feb. 1849 (CL-773). (CL41-646; CL48-748.)

748a

before Nov. 28 (?)

Mrs. A. L. Richmond (Lowell, MA) to Poe (NY, NY). Implied by Mrs. M. Clemm to Mrs. A. L. Richmond, Nov. - Dec. 1848 (RF-16). (CL08-748a.)

748b

ca. Nov. 28 (?)

Poe (NY, NY) to Mrs. A. L. Richmond (Lowell, MA). Implied by Mrs. M. Clemm to Mrs. A. L. Richmond, Nov.-Dec. 1848 (RF-16), and Mrs. A. L. Richmond’s note to J. H. Ingram, written on the letter, of Oct. 3, 1876 (RF-29). (CL08-748b.)

749

Nov. 29

Miss S. A. Talley (Richmond, VA) to Poe (NY, NY). H [Works], 17:324; The Poe Log, p. 773. MS at MB (Griswold). (CL41-647; CL48-749 and CL48-[741b].)

749a

before Dec. 4

Mrs. S. H. Whitman (Providence, RI) to Poe (NY, NY). Implied in Poe to Wm. J. Pabodie, 4 Dec. 1848 (CL-750), and Mrs. M. Clemm to Mrs. A. L. Richmond, ca. Nov.-Dec. 1848 (RF-16). (CL08-749a.)

750

Dec. 4

Poe (Fordham, NY) to Wm. J. Pabodie (Providence, RI). Works of EAP, ed. John Henry Ingram, 4 vols. (Edinburgh: Black, 1874-1875) 1:between lxxvii-lxxviii (F) [also in ViU-Ingram]; Merwin-Clayton sale (Weeks), 6 June 1907, item 283; Phillips, 2:1347; L [1948], 2:411-412. MS unlocated. SH $75 (1907). (LTR48-292 // CL41-648; CL48-750.)

750a

before Dec. 7

J. R. Thompson (Richmond, VA) to Poe (NY, NY). Cited in Poe to J. R. Thompson, 7 Dec. 1848 (CL-751). (CL66-750a.)

751

Dec. 7

Poe (NY, NY) to J. R. Thompson (Richmond, VA). W [1909], 2:frontispiece (F, of signature only) & vii, cited; Princeton U. Lib. Chron. (Winter 1951, no. 2) 12:87; L [1966], 2:721-722. MS at NNC. (LTR66-292a // CL41-649; CL48-751.)

752

Dec. 14-15 (?)

Mrs. S. H. Whitman (Providence, RI) to Poe (NY, NY). Cited in Poe to Mrs. S. H. Whitman, 16 Dec. 1848 (CL-753). (CL41-650; CL48-752.)

753

[Dec. 16] Saturday 2 p.m.

Poe (NY, NY) to Mrs. S. H. Whitman (Providence, RI). H [LL] p. 44; Caroline Ticknor, Poe’s Helen (NY: Scribners, 1916) p. 116 (F); Phillips, 2:1349 (excerpts); L [1948], 2:412; L [1966], 2:722, cited. MS-fragment at InU (Lilly). (LTR48-293 // CL41-651; CL48-753 and CL48-[753a].)

754

Dec. 18

E. H. N. Patterson (Oquawka, IL) to Poe (NY, NY). Cited in Poe to E. H. N. Patterson, ca. [30] April 1849 (CL-786). (CL41-652; CL48-754.)

754a

ca. Dec. 19

Poe (Lowell, MA) to Mrs. M. Clemm (Fordham, NY). L [1966], 2:723 and L [1974], p. 534-535. The Poe Log, p. 763, dates this letter as late Oct. or early Nov. MS- fragment at PP (Gimbel). (LTR66-296a; LTR74-293a // CL66-759a; CL74-754a.)

755

Nov. 27 - Dec. 20

T. L. Dunnell (Providence, RI) to Poe (NY, NY). Implied as subsequent to Poe to T. L. Dunnell, 27 Nov. 1848 (CL-747, requesting a change of date for the lecture), and from the fact that the delivery of lecture was moved from 13 Dec. to 20 Dec. 1848. (CL48-755.)

756

before Dec. 20 (?)

Poe (NY, NY) to T. L. Dunnell (Providence, RI). Implied as subsequent to T. L. Dunnell to Poe, 27 Nov.-20 Dec. 1848 (CL-755). Poe presumably accepted the change of date for the lecture. (CL48-756.)

757

[Dec. 23]

Poe (Providence, RI) to Mrs. M. Clemm (Fordham, NY). H [LL] p. 50; Phillips, 2:1350; Quinn, p. 586; L [1948], 2:412; L [1974], p. 535, correction. Not a fragment, as suggested in L [1948], 1:533. MS at InU (Lilly). (LTR48-294 // CL41-653; CL48-757.)

758

[Dec. 23]

Poe (Providence, RI) to Rev. N. B. Crocker (Providence, RI). Century Mag. (Jan. 1909), 77:445-446; H [LL] p. 46; Quinn, p. 585; Phillips, 2:1349; L [1948], 2:413. MS at InU (Lilly). (LTR48-295 // CL41-654; CL48-758 and CL48-[759a].)

758a

before Dec. 28

Mrs. A. L. Richmond (Lowell, MA) to Poe (Fordham, NY). Implied in Poe to Mrs. A. L. Richmond, Dec. 28, 1848 (CL-759). (CL08-758a.)

759

[Dec.] 28 – Thursday morning

Poe (Fordham, NY) to Mrs. A. L. Richmond (Lowell, MA). Ingram, 2:196-197; H [Works], 17:322; Phillips, 2:1359 (excerpts); L [1948], 2:413. MS unlocated. (LTR48-296 // CL41-655; CL48-759 and CL48-[759b].)

759a

[late 1848?]

[Poe to Mrs. M. Clemm. Moved to CL-754a. (CL66-759a; renumbered in CL74-754a.)]

760

ca. late 1848 (?)

Mrs. S. A. Lewis (NY, NY) to Poe (NY, NY). Implied by Poe to Mrs. S. A. Lewis, ca. late 1848 (CL-761). This may have been a direct request, made in person, rather than as a written letter or note. (CL41-731; CL48-760 and CL48-[830p].)

761

[ca. late 1848]

Poe (NY, NY) to Mrs. S. A. Lewis (NY, NY). Albany Review (London) (July 1907) 1:420-421; L [1948], 2:413-414. This letter is written on a copy, by Poe, of Mrs. Lewis’ poem “The Prisoner of Peroté.” MS at ViU (Ingram, item 54). (LTR48-297 // CL41-725; CL48-761 and CL48-830h.)

761a

ca. late 1848

Poe (NY, NY) to the editors of the Gentlemen’s Magazine (Cincinnati, OH). Implied by Poe to Mrs. A. L. Richmond (CL-768). (CL08-761a.)

761b

ca. late 1848

Editors of the Gentlemen’s Magazine (Cincinnati, OH) to Poe (NY, NY). Implied by Poe to Mrs. A. L. Richmond (CL-768). The last known issue of the magazine is dated as August 1848, apparently distributed late but with an editorial promise, presumably unfulfilled, of a September issue (see Heartman & Canny, [1943] p. 198). (CL08-761b.)

762

[n.d. 1848 (?)]

[Mrs. J. E. Locke to Poe (?). Delete, same as CL-719a.]

1849

763

[Jan. 11]

Poe (NY, NY) to Mrs. A. L. Richmond (Lowell, MA). Ingram, Appleton’s Journal (May 1878), ns 4:425, supplemented by Ingram 2:202-203; H [Works], 17:318-319 (follows Ingram, but lists “Griswold Collection”); W [1909], 2:291-292; Phillips, 2:1361-1362 (excerpts); L [1948], 2:414-415. MS unlocated. (LTR48-298 // CL41-659 and CL41-658; CL48-763 and CL48-761a.)

764

Jan. 13

Poe (NY, NY) to J. R. Thompson (Richmond, VA). Anderson sale (Nelson) 16-17 April 1914, item 545 (excerpts); Bruno’s Weekly, (4 March 1910), 2:526-528; Anderson sale (Clawson), 29 Nov. 1920, item 347; Phillips 2:1367-1368 (misdated as 18 Jan.); L [1948], 2:415-417. MS at CSmH (HM 21874). SH $315 (1914); $910 (1920, grouped with other items). (LTR48-299 // CL41-660; CL48-764 and CL48-[764a].)

765

after Jan. 13

(?) J. R. Thompson (Richmond, VA) to Poe (NY, NY) (with two copies of the SLM). Implied in Poe to J. R. Thompson, 13 Jan. (CL-764) and 31 Jan 1849 (CL-770a). (CL48-765.)

766

Jan. 20

Poe (Fordham, NY) to J. Priestley (NY, NY) (with MS of “About Critics and Criticism”). Anderson sale, 19 May 1910, item 229; Whitty (1911) p. lxxi; Phillips 2:1368; L [1948], 2:417. MS unlocated. SH $90.50 (1910). (LTR48-300 // CL41-661; CL48-766.)

767

before Jan. 21

Mrs. A. L. Richmond (Lowell, MA) to Poe (NY, NY). Cited in Poe to Mrs. A. L. Richmond, ca. 21 Jan. 1849 (CL-768). Poe quotes part of Mrs. Richmond’s letter in Poe to Mrs. S. H. Whitman, ca. 21 Jan. 1849, CL-769. (CL41-662; CL48-767.)

768

[ca. Jan. 21]

Poe (NY, NY) to Mrs. A. L. Richmond (Lowell, MA). Ingram, Appleton’s Journal (May 1878), ns 4:425-426 (dated as about 23 Jan. 1849), supplemented by Ingram, 2:203-205; H [Works], 17:327-329 (follows Ingram); Phillips, 2:1364-1367); Quinn, pp. 593-594; L [1948], 2:417-420. MS unlocated. (LTR48-301 // CL41-663; CL48-768, CL48-769a and CL48-[769b].)

768a

[Jan. 22]

[This is a phantom entry, created by variations of dating for CL-769, CL-769a, and CL-770. (CL66-768a; renumbered in CL74, and subsequently omitted.)]

769

[ca. Jan. 21, although dated Jan. 25]

Poe (Fordham, NY) to Mrs. S. H. Whitman (Providence, RI). Ingram 2:185-186, and H [Works], 17:323 (following Ingram), merely excerpts the transcript that Mrs. Richmond made of the original for Ingram. Quinn is also selective, pp. 586-587; W [1909], 2:292-293 (excerpt); Phillips, 2:1362-1364 (excerpts); L [1948], 2:420-422, from Mrs. Richmond’s transcript, now at ViU (Ingram, item 55); L [1966], 2:723, cited. This is the letter cited in Poe to Mrs. A. L. Richmond, ca. 21 Jan. 1848 (CL-768). Only an eight-line MS-fragment, at InU (Lilly), appears to be extant. D. Randall (1964) prints a truncated version of the fragment, p. 40. In Sept. 1930, the Poe-Whitman Collection cost Mr. J. K Lilly $50,000. Randall, following a note by Mrs. Whitman’s (“Fragments of a letter received from Edgar Poe in the beginning of January 1849”) dates the letter as “early January” [March 1960] p. 49, item 24. (LTR48-302 // CL41-664; CL48-769, CL48-761b, CL48-769c and CL48-770a; CL08-769.)

769a

[Jan. 22]

[Another phantom entry, see CL-768a.]

770

Jan. 22

F. Gleason, editor of Flag of Our Union (Boston, MA) to Poe (NY, NY). Cited in Poe to F. Gleason, 5 Feb. 1849 (CL-771) and Poe to Mrs. A. L. Richmond, 8 Feb. 1849 (CL-772). (CL41-[A50]; CL48-770; CL66-768a; CL74-769a; CL81-770.)

770a

Jan. 31

Poe (NY, NY) to J. R. Thompson (Richmond, VA). HRCL item 86 (F); L [1974], p. 535, cited. MS at TxU-Hu. (Goodspeed’s Bookshop apparently acquired the MS from a Boston family about May 1962.) (LTR74-302a // CL74-770; CL81-770a.)

771

Feb. 5

Poe (NY, NY) to F. Gleason (Boston, MA). Dodd Mead sale, March 1897, item 76, where it is noted as a one-page ALS; L [1966], 2:724. MS unlocated; a “literal” copy at NNC. (LTR66-302a; LTR74-302b // CL74-302b; CL41-[A49]; CL48-771.)

772

[Feb.] 8 Thursday

Poe (NY, NY) to Mrs. A. L. Richmond (Lowell, MA). Anderson sale, 17 April 1906, item 1018, and, later, 29 April 1924, item 950. A composite of fragments of two MS pages (front and back of one sheet), supplemented by Ingram’s two texts as printed in Appleton’s Journal, (May 1878), ns 4:426, and Ingram 2:205-207. H [Works], 17:330-331 (follows Ingram texts); W [1909], 2:417, cited; Phillips, 2:1383-1384 (excerpts); Quinn, pp. 594-595; L [1948], 2:425-426. MS-fragment at NNPM (MA 991). SH $110 (1924). (LTR48-303 // CL41-667; CL48-772.)

772a

Feb. 9

Poe (NY, NY) to J. Sartain & Co (Philadelphia, PA). Resources for American Literary Study, 1996, 22:166-181 (F, pp. 170-171). MS at NcU (Maurice Family Papers, #3802). (LTR08-303a // CL08-772a.)

772b

ca. Feb 12

Poe (NY, NY) to J. R. Thompson (Richmond, VA) (with MS of Poe’s review of Lowell’s “A Fable for Critics”). Implied by Poe to F. W. Thomas, 14 Feb. 1849 (CL-773). (CL08-772b.)

773

Feb. 14

Poe (Fordham, NY) to F. W. Thomas (Louisville, KY forwarded to Washington, DC) (with a short review of Mrs. S. A. Lewis’ Child of the Sea and Other Poems). Century Mag. (Oct. 1894), 48:863-864; H [Works], 17:331-334; W [1909], 2:296-300; Phillips, 2:1384-1385; L [1948], 2:426-429. MS at MB (Griswold). (LTR48-304 // CL41-668; CL48-773.)

774

Feb. 16

Poe (Fordham, NY) to E. A. Duyckinck (NY, NY). H [Works], 17:335 (from a transcript); Phillips, 2:1247 and 1386 (excerpts); L [1948], 2:429. MS at NN. (LTR48-305 // CL41-669; CL48-774.)

775

Feb. 17

G. W. Eveleth (Brunswick, ME) to Poe (NY, NY). Bangs sale (Griswold), 11 April 1896, item 112 (one of a collection of 12 letters from Eveleth); TOM [EP], pp. 190-191; Phillips, 2:1372 (brief excerpt). MS at NN. (CL41-670; CL48-775.)

776

Feb. 18 (?)

Mrs. A. L. Richmond (?) (Lowell, MA) to Poe (NY, NY) (several?). Cited in Poe to Mrs. A. L. Richmond, 1 March (?) 1849 (CL-778a). (CL41-[A51]; CL48-776.)

777

Feb. 19 [18] [Sunday]

Poe (Fordham, NY) to Mrs. A. L. Richmond (Lowell, MA). Mrs. Richmond made a transcript of the MS for J. H. Ingram, but Ingram’s two texts (Appleton’s Journal, [May 1878] ns 4:426-427, and Ingram 2:207-210) are both only partial printings; H [Works], 17:335-338 (follows Ingram); Phillips, 2:1387-1388; Allen, 2:803 (brief excerpt); Quinn, pp. 597-599 (follows Mrs. Richmond’s transcript, but with a number of slight editorial variations); L [1948], 2:429-432 (follows the transcript). MS unlocated; Mrs. Richmond’s transcript is at ViU (Ingram, item 56). (LTR48-306 // CL41-671; CL48-777 and CL48-776a.)

778

March 1

Poe (NY, NY) to Miss S. H. Heywood (Westford, MA). L [1948], 2:432. Sarah Heywood was Mrs. A. L. Richmond’s younger sister. MS at InU (Lilly). CL81-778 says MS unlocated and that Lilly MS is a copy. (LTR48-307 // CL48-778.)

778a

[March 1 (?)]

Poe (Fordham, NY) to — ? (— ?) [probably Mrs. A. L. Richmond]. L [1966], 2:725-726. MS (a two-part fragment) at ViU (Barrett). (LTR66-307a // CL66-778a.)

778b

ca. March 3 - 17

Poe (Fordham, NY) to — ? (— ?) [probably F. W. Thomas (Louisville, KY)]. Griswold (Works, 1850) 3:xxix; Griswold (Works, 1853) 1:xlv. MS unlocated. (LTR08-307b // CL08-778b.)

779

March 8

Poe (Fordham, NY) to E. A. Duyckinck (NY, NY). NYPL Bltn. (Jan. 1902) 6:10; H [Works], 17:341-342; W [1909], 2:301-302; Phillips, 2:1392-1393 (excerpts); L [1948], 2:433-434. MS at NN. (LTR48-308 // CL41-672; CL48-779.)

779a

before March 10

F. Gleason (Boston, MA) to Poe (NY, NY). Implied in article in the Flag of Our Union, 10 March 1849 (The Poe Log, pp. 796-797.) (CL08-779a.)

779b

before March

10 Poe (NY, NY) to F. Gleason (Boston, MA). Implied in article in the Flag of Our Union, 10 March 1849 (The Poe Log, pp. 796-797.) (CL08-779b.)

780

before March 23 (?)

Mrs. A. L. Richmond (Lowell, MA) to Poe (NY, NY). Implied in Poe to Mrs. A. L. Richmond, 23 March 1849 (CL-781). (CL41-[A53]; CL48-780.)

781

March 23

Poe (NY, NY) to Mrs. A. L. Richmond (Lowell, MA). A composite text from Ingram’s two printings: Appleton’s Journal, (May 1878), ns 4:427-428, and Ingram 2:210-212; H [Works], 17:342-344 [follows Ingram]; Phillips, 2:1394-1395 (excerpts); L [1948], 2:434-436. MS unlocated; although Ingram presumably had a transcript by Mrs. Richmond, it is unlocated. (LTR48-309 // CL41-673; CL48-781.)

781a

before April 1

A. G. Chester (Saratoga Springs, NY) to Poe (Fordham, NY). Cited in Poe to A. G. Chester, 1 April 1849 (CL-781b). (CL08-781a.)

781b

April 1

Poe (Fordham, NY) to A. G. Chester (Saratoga Springs, NY). The Post Express (Rochester, NY), 2 April 1887, cited in an article about the collection of E. K. Hart (1841-1893); The Friends of the Lilly Library Newsletter (Indiana: The Indiana U. Foundation, Number 6, Spring 1985), pp. 1-4 (F); Studies in Bibliography (Charlottesville, VA: The Biblio. Society of the U. VA, 1986), pp. 261-265 (F). MS InU (Lilly). (LTR08-309a // CL08-781b.)

782

April 20

Poe (Fordham, NY) to N. P. Willis (NY, NY). Home Journal (20. Oct. 1849) p. 2; Ingram 2:212-213; H [Works], 1:362-363 and 17:351; Phillips, 2:1397-1398; L [1948], 2:436-437. (LTR48-310 // CL41-676; CL48-782.)

783

[ca. April 26 - May 21 (?)]

[Mrs. A. L. Richmond to Poe. Moved to CL-786b.]

784

[before April 28 - May 23]

[Mrs. J. E. Locke to Poe. Moved to CL-786c.]

785

[April 28 (?) - May 23 (?)]

[Poe to Mrs. A. L. Richmond. Moved to CL-786d.]

786

ca. April [30]

Poe (NY, NY) to E. H. N. Patterson (Oquawka, IL). America (11 April 1889) 2:45-46; Field pp. 11-15 (F); H [Works], 17:348-351; Phillips 2:1401-1403; Allen 2:809-810 (misdated as 8 April); L [1948], 2:439-441. MS at ICHi. (Formerly in the collection of C. L. Hutchinson.) (LTR48-312 // CL41-678; CL48-786, CL48-[781d] and CL48-[786a].)

786a

late April (?)

Gentleman’s Magazine (Cincinnati, OH) to Poe (NY, NY) (a printed circular sent to contributors). Cited in Poe to Mrs. A. L. Richmond, after 5 May 1849 (CL-786d). The Poe Log, p. 801, erroneously gives the correspondent as the Flag of Our Union (Boston, MA). (CL08-786a.)

786b

before May 5 (?)

Mrs. A. L. Richmond (Lowell, MA) to Poe (NY, NY). Implied by Poe to Mrs. A. L. Richmond, after May 5, 1849 (CL-786d). (CL41-[A55]; CL48-783; CL08-786b.)

786c

before May 5 (?)

Mrs. J. E. Locke (Lowell, MA) to Poe (NY, NY). Cited in Poe to Mrs. A. L. Richmond, after 5 May 1849 (CL-786d), with one short phrase quoted. (CL41-[A54]; CL48-784; CL08-786c.)

786d

after May 5 (?)

Poe (NY, NY) to Mrs. A. L. Richmond (Lowell, MA) (with a brief note by Mrs. Clemm). A composite text from Ingram’s two printings: Appleton’s Journal (May 1878), ns 4:428, and Ingram, 2:213-215; H [Works], 17:345-346 (follows Ingram); Phillips, 2:1399-1400; Allen 2:804-805 (excerpt); Quinn, pp. 603-605 (closely follows the composite); L [1948], 2:437-439. MS unlocated; although Ingram presumably had a transcript by Mrs. Richmond, it is unlocated. (LTR48-311; LTR08-312a // CL41-677; CL48-785, CL48-[781c] and CL48-[796b]; CL08-786d.)

787

May 7

E. H. N. Patterson (Oquawka, IL) to Poe (NY, NY). Field, pp. 15-21; H [Works], 17:352-355; Phillips, 2:1403 (excerpts). MS unlocated, but probably in the collection of J. N. McWhirter; draft of letter at InU (Lilly). (MS of draft may have been in the collection of C. L. Hutchinson.) (CL41-679; CL48-787.)

788

before May 10 (?)

J. R. Thompson (Richmond, VA) to Poe (NY, NY). Implied by Poe to J. R. Thompson, 10 May, 1849 (CL-789). (CL48-788.)

789

May 10

Poe (NY, NY) to J. R. Thompson (Richmond, VA). Anderson sale (Thatcher) 22 Oct. 1914, item 554; Anderson sale (Clawson) 29 Nov. 1920, item 346 (F) (tipped in a copy of The Raven, 1885, ed. by Ingram); Phillips 2:1403-1404; L [1948] 2:441 (noted, L [1974] 536). This item was declared a forgery by TOM, but without explanation. MS at CSmH (HM 21873); transcript at ViU (Ingram, item 57). SH $125 (1914); $395 (1920). (LTR48-313 // CL41-189, CL41-681 and CL41-728; CL48-789, CL48-233a and CL48-830l; CL74-789.)

790

before May 17 (?)

Mrs. S. A. Lewis (NY, NY) to Poe (NY, NY). Implied by Poe to Mrs. S. A. Lewis, 17 May 1849 (CL-791). Validity depends on CL-791. (CL48-790.)

791

May 17

Poe (Fordham, NY) to Mrs. S. A. Lewis (NY, NY). Anderson sale (Toedteberg), 14 Oct. 1904, item 585; Phillips 2:1404; Am. Art Assoc. sale, 28 Feb. - 1 March 1935, item 344 (F); L [1948], 2:442. Validity suspected by TOM. MS at TxU-Hu (formerly in the collection of Wm. H. Koester). SH $20 (1904); $520 (1935). (LTR48-314 // CL41-682; CL48-791.)

791a

after May 17

Mrs. S. A. Lewis (NY, NY) to Poe (Fordham, NY). Implied by Poe to Mrs. S. A. Lewis, 17 May 1849 (CL-791). (CL08-791a.)

792

May 18

Poe (Fordham, NY) to G. P. Putnam (NY, NY). Anderson sale, 25 Nov. 1907, item 196; Henkels sale (Trexler), 10 April 1935, item 78 (quoted); T. F. Madigan cat. (NY) Dec. 1935, item 37; L [1948], 2:442-443. Validity suspected by TOM. MS at TxU-Hu (formerly in the collection of Wm. H. Koester). SH $35 (1907); $560 (1935). (LTR48-315 // CL41-683; CL48-792.)

793

May 20

G. P. Putnam (NY, NY) to Poe (NY, NY). Docketed on Poe to G. P. Putnam, 18 May 1849 (CL-792). Validity depends on CL-792. (CL48-793.)

794

May 23

Poe (NY, NY) to E. H. N. Patterson (Oquawka, IL). America (11 April 1889) 2:47; Field pp. 21-23 (F); H [Works], 17:356-357; Phillips, 2:1404-1406 (excerpts); L [1948], 2:443-444. Allen 2:811 and 815 misdates this letter as 7 May. MS at ICHi (formerly in the collection of C. L. Hutchinson.) (LTR48-316 // CL41-684; CL48-794 and CL48-[786b].)

795

ca. May 30 - June 11

Poe (NY, NY) to Mrs. A. L. Richmond (Lowell, MA). Implied by Poe to Mrs. A. L. Richmond, 16 June 1849 (CL-802). (CL41-688; CL48-795 and CL48-[799b].)

796

[May (?)]

Poe (NY, NY) to R. W. Griswold (NY, NY). G [Memoir] 3:vi-vii (1850) and 1:xxii-xxiii (1853) (with alterations, including a forged postscript); H [Works], 17:346-347 (reprinting Griswold’s text); Phillips, 2:1398-1399 and 1415 (excerpts); Quinn, p. 670; L [1948], 2:445-446. MS has erroneous date of “about ‘45” in an unknown hand. MS at TxU-Hu. (LTR48-317 // CL41-674 and CL41-723; CL48-796 and CL48-[781b].)

797

before June 7

E. H. N. Patterson (Oquawka, IL) to Poe (NY, NY). Cited in Poe to E. H. N. Patterson, 19 July 1849 (CL-815). (CL41-685; CL48-797 and CL48-794a.)

797a

June 4

Poe (NY, NY) to Mrs. A. L. Richmond (Lowell, MA). Collector, 1988, item V-843 (advertised by W. R. Benjamin). SH $3,500 (1988). (LTR08-317a // CL08-797a.)

798

June 7

E. H. N. Patterson (Oquawka, IL) to Poe (NY, NY). Cited in Poe to E. H. N. Patterson, 19 July 1849 (CL-815) and 7 Aug. 1849 (CL-817). (CL41-685; CL48-798.)

799

June 9

Poe (Fordham, NY) to J. R. Thompson (Richmond, VA). L [1948], 2:446. MS at NNPM (MA 644-4). (LTR48-318 // CL41-687; CL48-799.)

799a

before June 11

Mrs. A. L. Richmond (Lowell, MA) to Poe (NY, NY). Implied in Poe to Mrs. A. L. Richmond, 16 June 1849 (CL-802). (CL08-799a.)

800

before June 16

Poe (NY, NY) to S. D. Patterson (Philadelphia, PA) (as publisher of Graham’s). Cited in Poe to Mrs. A. L. Richmond, 16 June 1849 (CL-802). (CL41-[A56]; CL48-801.)

801

before June 16

S. D. Patterson (Philadelphia, PA) to Poe (NY, NY). Cited in Poe to Mrs. A. L. Richmond, 16 June 1849 (CL-802). (CL41-[A57]; CL48-801.)

802

June 16

Poe (Fordham, NY) to Mrs. A. L. Richmond (Lowell, MA) (with an autograph of N. P. Willis). Appleton’s Journal (May 1878), ns 4:428; Ingram 2:216-217 (partial); H [Works], 17:358-359 (partial); Anderson sale, 17 April 1906, item 1017; Anderson sale (Poor), 12 Jan. 1909, item 868 (laid in a copy of Tales, 1845); Phillips, 2:1409-1410 (excerpts); Quinn, pp. 613-614 (partial); L [1948], 2:446-448. MS at TxU-Hu; transcript made for Ingram by Mrs. Richmond is unlocated. (MS formerly in the collection of Wm. H. Koester, apparently purchased about July 1942 from a private collector, through bookseller Michael Papantanio of NY.) SH $66 (1906); $205 (1909). (LTR48-319 // CL41-689; CL48-802.)

802a

after June 16

Poe (NY, NY) to A. Richmond (Lowell, MA). Implied as to be sent in Poe to Mrs. A. L. Richmond, 16 June 1849 (CL-802). Abby Richmond, also known as “Caddy” and “Carrie,” was the daughter of Mrs. A. L. Richmond. (CL08-802a.)

802b

after June 16

Poe (NY, NY) to B. Heywood (Lowell, MA). Implied as to be sent in Poe to Mrs. A. L. Richmond, 16 June 1849 (CL-802). Bardwell Heywood was the brother of Mrs. A. L. Richmond. (CL08-802b.)

803

June 26

Poe (NY, NY) to G. W. Eveleth (Brunswick, ME). Ingram 2:217-219; H [Works], 17:360-362; PE, pp. 55-57 (from Eveleth’s transcript); Phillips, 2:1372 (excerpt); Am. Art. Assoc. sale (Perry), 11-12 March 1936, item 433; L [1948], 2:449-450. Eveleth’s transcript omits most of the second paragraph, summarized as “You have had time to form an opinion of ‘Eureka’,” and also “I had him especially in view when I wrote the passage” from the 3rd paragraph, and with minor changes. MS at NN (Berg); transcript by G. W. Eveleth at ViU (Ingram, item 58). SH $2,000 (1936). (LTR48-320 // CL41-691; CL48-803.)

804

before June 28

H. S. Root (NY/Saratoga Springs (?), NY) to Poe (NY, NY). Cited in Poe to H. S. Root, 28 June 1849 (CL-806). (CL48-804.)

805

June 28

Poe (NY, NY) to R W. Griswold (NY, NY). Century Mag. (Oct. 1894), 48:864; H [Works], 17:362; Phillips, 2:1218 and 1412 (excerpts); Quinn, p. 612; L [1948], 2:450-451. G [Memoir] 3:vi (1850), and 1:xxii (1853) prints a forged version of this letter, dated “early 1849,” reprinted by H [Works], 17:326-327. MS at MB (Griswold). (LTR48-321 // CL41-692; CL48-805 and CL48-[828a].)

806

June 28

Poe (NY, NY) to H. S. Root (Saratoga Springs, NY). Merwin-Clayton sale (Brown), 13 May 1912, item 965-A; Musical Courier, 10 Feb. 1916, p. 22 (F); NY Times,18 Sept. 1957, Section L, p. 29 (F); L [1948], 2:451-452 and L [1966], 2:726. MS at TxU-Hu. SH $121 (1912). (This letter and CL-74 were offered by a Paris dealer about 1949 for $10,000. In the mid-1950s they were advertised in the NY Times for $5000. Later they were bought for under $5000 by the collector who turned down the Paris offer. Koester apparently purchased the MS through the House of El Dieff, of Jamaica, NY, probably from Victor or M. Degrange.] (LTR48-322 // CL41-693; CL48-806.)

806a

before June 20

Poe (NY, NY) to J. R. Thompson (Richmond, VA). Fragment quoted by Miss E. B. Cheeseborough in her MS “Recollections of Paul H. Hayne” (about 1886). (The MS recollections are at NcD.) MS unlocated. (LTR08-322a // CL08-806a.)

807

after June 30

Mrs. S. A. Lewis (NY, NY) to Poe (Richmond, VA). Cited in Poe to Mrs. S. A. Lewis, 18 Sept. 1849 (CL-827). (CL48-807.)

807a

July 3

G. W. Eveleth (Phillips, ME) to Poe (NY, NY). Bangs sale (Griswold), 11 April 1896, item 112 (one of a collection of 12 letters from Eveleth); Anderson sale (Nelson), 16-17 April 1914, item 548. Probably Eveleth’s last letter to Poe, forwarded to Mrs. Clemm from Richmond after Poe’s death (see Mrs. Clemm’s letter to Eveleth 20 May 1850, RF-21; also a relevant reference is quoted by PE, p. 36). MS at ViU. (CL41-[A52]; CL48-828; CL66-807a.)

808

July 7

Poe (marked NY, NY, but really Philadelphia, PA) to Mrs. M. Clemm (NY, NY). Nineteenth Century (Feb. 1852) 5:29 (extracts); W [1909], 2:311-312; Phillips, 2:1425; Allen 2:817; Quinn, p. 618; L [1948], 2:452. MS unlocated. (LTR48-323 // CL41-698; CL48-808.)

809

[July 7]

Poe (Philadelphia, PA) to Mrs. S. A. Lewis (NY, NY). Quinn, p. 633; L [1948], 2:452-453. Poe enclosed CL-808 in the present item. MS at TxU-Hu (formerly in the collection of Wm. H. Koester). (LTR48-324 // CL41-699; CL48-809 and CL48-827b.)

810

[July 14, Saturday]

Poe (en route to Richmond, VA) to Mrs. M. Clemm (NY, NY). Nineteenth Century (Feb. 1852) 5:29; W [1909], 2:313-314; Phillips, 2:1426-1428; Allen, 2:818; Quinn, p. 619; L [1948], 2:453. The Poe Log, p. 821, dates this letter as end of July or early August. MS unlocated. (LTR48-325 // CL41-700; CL48-810.)

811

[July 14], Saturday night

Poe (Richmond, VA) to Mrs. M. Clemm (NY, NY). C. Nineteenth Century (Feb. 1852) 5:30; W [1909], 2:314-315; Phillips, 2:1427-1428; Allen, 2:819; Quinn, p. 620; L [1948], 2:453-455. MS unlocated. (LTR48-326 // CL41-701; CL48-811.)

812

July 14-19

Mrs. M. Clemm (Fordham (?), NY) to Poe (Richmond, VA). Cited in Poe to Mrs. M. Clemm, 19 July 1849 (CL-813). (CL41-702; CL48-812.)

813

July 19

Poe (Richmond, VA) to Mrs. M. Clemm (NY, NY). Nineteenth Century (Feb. 1852) 5:30-31; W [1909], 2:315-317; Phillips, 2:1428-1429; Allen 2:820; Quinn, pp. 620-621; L [1948], 2:455-456. MS unlocated. (LTR48-327 // CL41-703 and CL41-705; CL48-813 and CL48-[815a].)

814

July 19

Poe (Richmond, VA) to G. Lippard (Philadelphia, PA). Cited in G. Lippard to R. W. Griswold, 22 Nov. 1849 (RF-20). Lippard states that he has the letter before him and that it is dated July 19. MS unlocated. (CL48-814.)

815

July 19

Poe (Richmond, VA) to E. H. N. Patterson (Oquawka, IL). America (11 April 1889) 2:24; Field, p. 24 (F); H [Works], 17:363; Phillips, 2:1428; L [1948], 2:456-457. MS at ICHi. (Formerly in the collection of C. L. Hutchinson. Ostrom states incorrectly that the MS was in the collection of J. N. McWhirter, probably confused with CL-787.) (LTR48-328 // CL41-704; CL48-815.)

816

Aug. 2-14 (?)

Poe (Richmond, VA) to Mrs. M. Clemm (NY, NY). Implied in Mrs. M. Clemm to Mrs. A. L. Richmond, 4 Aug. and 3 Sept. 1849 (RF-17). (CL41-706; CL48-816 and CL48-[816a].)

817

Aug. 7

Poe (Richmond, VA) to E. H. N. Patterson (Oquawka, IL). Gill, pp. 232-233; America (11 April 1889) 2:47; Field, pp. 24-26 (F); H [Works], 17:363-364; Phillips, 2:1432-1433; L [1948], 2:457-458. MS at ICHi. (Formerly in the collection of C. L. Hutchinson. Ostrom states incorrectly that the MS was in the collection of J. N. McWhirter, probably confused with CL-819.) (LTR48-329 // CL41-707; CL48-817.)

818

[Aug. 17 (?)]

[Poe to N. P. Willis. Moved to SP-143.]

819

Aug. 21

E. H. N. Patterson (Oquawka, IL) to Poe (Richmond, VA). Gill, pp. 232-233; Field, pp. 26-28; H [Works], 17:365-366. MS unlocated, but probably in the collection of J. N. McWhirter. (H [Works] states that the MS is in the collection of C. L. Hutchinson, but Hutchinson seems only to have had Poe’s letters to Patterson, not Patterson’s to Poe. Field seems to reprint from Gill, not MS.) (CL41-709; CL48-819.)

820

before Aug. 28

T. H. Chivers (Washington, GA) to Poe (Richmond, VA). Cited in Poe to Mrs. M. Clemm, 28-29 Aug. 1849 (CL-821). See also T. H. Chivers to R. W. Griswold, 28 March 1851 (RF-22). (CL41-710; CL48-820 and CL48-[821a].)

821

[ca. Aug. 28-29] Wednesday Night

Poe (Richmond, VA) to Mrs. M. Clemm (NY, NY). Century Mag. (Oct. 1894), 48:865-866; H [Works], 17:368-370; W [1909], 2:326-329; Phillips, 2:1462-1464; Quinn, pp. 625-626; L [1948], 2:458-460. This letter, often dated as Sept. 1849, is the letter cited in Poe to Mrs. M. Clemm, 10 Sept. 1849 (CL-823). MS-fragment at MB (Griswold). (LTR48-330 // CL41-711; CL48-821, CL48-[821b] and CL48-[827a].)

821a

ca. Aug. (?)

Poe (Richmond, VA) to Miss S. A. Talley (Richmond, VA). In 1878, Mrs. Weiss (formerly Miss Talley) recalled that Poe, having felt unwell for several days, “... sent a message by his sister [Rosalie Poe] requesting some flowers, in return for which came a dainty note of thanks, written in a tremulous hand” (Scribner’s Mag., March 1878, 25:712, col. 1). (CL08-821a.)

821b

ca. Aug. (?)

Poe (Richmond, VA) to Miss S. A. Talley (Richmond, VA). A second letter, also established in 1878 by Mrs. Weiss, along with CL-821a: “He again wrote, inclosing a little anonymous poem which he had found in some newspaper and admired ...” (CL08-821b.)

822

[Sept. 10] Monday evening

Poe (Hygenia Hotel, Old Point Comfort, VA) to Miss S. V. C. Ingram (Hygenia Hotel, Old Point Comfort, VA) (with a MS copy of “Ulalume”). NY Herald, 19 Feb. 1905; Anderson sale (McKee), 20 Feb. 1905, item 7746; W [1909], 2:331; Whitty [1911], p. 247; Phillips, 2:1472; L [1948], 2:460. A clipping of the NY Herald at ViU (Ingram, item 918). MS at NNPM (MA 325, purchased in 1906). SH $160 (1905). (LTR48-331 // CL41-712; CL48-822.)

823

Sept. 10

Poe (Hygenia Hotel, Old Point Comfort, VA) to Mrs. M. Clemm (Fordham, NY). This is the letter cited in Mrs. M. Clemm to Mrs. Richmond, 15 Sept. 1849 (RF-18). What is probably the close of this letter, a 1 by 3.5 inches clipped signature, is noted in ABC from a sale in UK, 12 Nov. 1985, item 974, sold for ?1,300 (see ABC 1986, p. 164). Along with CL-719c, Mrs. Clemm apparently sent this MS to Sarah E. Robins, from whom it passed to Elizabeth Robins. The letter was discovered in 1985 by Frank Walker, curator of the NYU library. MS at NNYU-F (Robins); MS of close and signature is unlocated. (LTR08-331a // CL41-713; CL48-823.)

824

before Sept. 18

Mrs. M. Clemm (NY, NY) to Poe (Richmond, VA) (two letters). Cited in Poe to Mrs. M. Clemm, 18 Sept. 1849 (CL-826). (CL41-714; CL48-824 and CL48-[823a].)

825

before Sept. 18

Mrs. S. A. Lewis (NY, NY) to Poe (Richmond, VA). Cited in Poe to Mrs. M. Clemm, 18 Sept. 1849 (CL-826). (CL41-715; CL48-825 and CL48-[828e].)

826

Sept. 18, Tuesday

Poe (Richmond, VA) to Mrs. M. Clemm (NY, NY). Nineteenth Century (Feb. 1852), 5:31 (one paragraph); (W [1885], pp. 339-340; H [Works], 17:366-367; W [1909], 2:333-335; Phillips, 2:1476-1477; Quinn, pp. 632-633; Quinn & Hart pp. 24-25 (F); L [1948], 2:461-462; L [1948], 2:506 (facing) (F of portion by Poe). MS (part in Poe’s hand, part in transcript by Mrs. M. Clemm) at MdBE (Amelia F. Poe); transcript by A. F. Poe at ViU (Ingram, item 63). (LTR48-332 // CL41-716; CL48-826 and CL48-825a.)

827

[Sept. 18]

Poe (Richmond, VA) to Mrs. S. A. Lewis (NY, NY). Quinn, p. 633; L [1948], 2:462; L [1948], 2:507 (facing) (F). MS at TxU-Hu (formerly in the collection of Wm. H. Koester). (LTR48-333 // CL41-717; CL48-827 and CL48-826a.)

827a

Sept. 18

Poe (Richmond, VA) to Mrs. M. St. Leon Loud (Philadelphia, PA). Am. Lit. (March 1963), 35:80-81; L [1966], 2:727-728. MS at ViRP. (LTR66-334 // CL66-827a.)

827b

after Sept. 18

Mrs. M. St. Leon Loud (Philadelphia, PA) to Poe (Richmond, VA). Though no evidence of a letter from Mrs. Loud exists, one could easily be inferred from Poe since he was to receive $100 for editing her poems and in his letter (CL-827a) Poe asked for a reply “by return of mail.” (CL81-827b.)

827c

before Sept. 22

Poe (Richmond, VA) to Mrs. M. Clemm (NY, NY). Implied by a statement left by Mrs. S. H. Whitman, Century Mag. (Jan. 1909), 77:451, and in a letter from Mrs. S. H. Whitman to J. H. Ingram, 12 Oct. 1875 (RF-26). The date is established by Mrs. E. Shelton to Mrs. M. Clemm, 22 Sept. 1849 (RF-19). This letter is cited speculatively by The Poe Log, pp. 839-840, based on the claim that Mrs. Shelton had accepted Poe’s proposal, but may actually be a misrepresentation of CL-823 or CL-826. (CL08-827c.)

827d

Sept. 26

Poe (Richmond, VA) to Miss S. A. Talley (Richmond, VA). Cited by Mrs. S. A. Weiss (formerly Miss Talley) who, in 1878, recalled: “On the way [to visit a sick friend] I was met by Miss Poe [Rosalie], who delivered a note left for me by her brother, containing a MS copy of ‘Annie,’ – a poem then almost unknown, and which I had expressed a wish to see” (Scribner’s Mag., March 1878, 15:714). In his notes about versions of the poem “For Annie,” TOM [Poems] says that the manuscript of the poem, and presumably the note with it, “was destroyed during the Civil War” (1:456). (CL08-827d.)

827e

before Sept. 29

Mrs. M. Clemm (NY, NY) to Poe (Philadelphia, PA) (addressing Poe as “E. S. T. Grey”). Implied by Poe to Mrs. M. Clemm, before 22 Sept. 1849 (CL-827c), and confirmed by a list of letters left in the Philadelphia Post Office as printed in the Philadelphia Public Ledger (Oct. 3 and 4, 1849). (CL08-827e.)

827f

ca. Sept

Poe (Richmond, VA) to Mrs. S. E. Shelton (Richmond, VA). According to Mrs. S. A. Weiss, “... I well remember that during his [Poe’s] absence Mrs. Shelton one day came to see Mrs. Mackenzie, with whom she had no previous acquaintance, and had a private talk with her in the parlor ... about Mr. Poe’s letters to her” (Independent, August 25, 1904, p. 445). (CL08-827f.)

828

[after Oct. 7]

[G. W. Eveleth to Poe. Delete, same as CL-807a. (CL48-828; renumbered in CL66-807a.)]

Not Dated

829

[n. d.]

[Mrs. S. A. Lewis to Poe. Moved to Spurious, etc. SP-148).]

830

[n. d.]

[Delete: originally noted as: “Poe to –? Bangs sale, 23 Nov. 1894, item 219,” which is the C. B. Foote sale. In the cat., item 219 is dated as Jan. 4, 1848 and described. The name of the correspondent is not given, but the contents of the letter clearly agree completely with Poe’s letter to G. W. Eveleth (CL-694). (CL41-729; CL48-830 and CL48-[830m].)]

831

n. d.

Eucleian Society, NYU (NY, NY) to Poe (— ?). (CL08-831.) Poe gives the institution as “Un. of N.Y.”

832

n. d.

Franklin Literary Society, Jefferson College (Canonsburg, PA) to Poe (— ?). Ostrom speculates that there was a letter of early Sept. 1836 (CL-159a) shortly after Poe was made an honorary member, but since this entry is listed in Poe’s address book along with several other literary societies where Poe lectured in 1843-1844, it presumably refers to a later letter. (CL08-832.)

833

n. d.

The Goethian Literary Society, of Marshall College (Mercersburg, PA) to Poe (— ?). (CL08-833.)

834

n. d.

Jefferson Literary Society, Franklin College (New Athens, GA) to Poe (— ?). (CL08-834.)

835

n. d.

Mechanic’s Institute (Reading, PA) to Poe (— ?). This letter is probably CL-469 or CL-472. Poe lectured at the Mechanic’s Institute about March 12, 1844. (CL08-835.)

836

n. d.

The Perthessophian Society, of Rutgers College (New Brunswick, NJ) to Poe (— ?). (CL08-836.)

837

n. d.

The Philo-Literary Society, of Jefferson College (Canonsburg, PA) to Poe (— ?). (CL08-837.)

838

n. d.

The Philomathean Society, of Pennsylvania College (Gettysburg, PA) to Poe (— ?). Poe’s correspondent seems to have been A. S. Cummings, the Corresponding Secretary for the society. This entry may, therefore, be the same as CL-238a. (CL08-838.)

839

n. d.

Philomathean Society, NYU (NY, NY) to Poe (— ?). This entry is listed with the Eucleian Society, (CL-831). Poe gives the institution as “Un. of N.Y.” (CL08-839.)

840

n. d.

Philosophian Society, Wittenburg College (Springfield, OH) to Poe (— ?). This letter is probably CL-676, from J. F. Reinman and J. H. Walker, dated Feb. 24, 1847. As noted by Wm. H. Browne on his transcription of Poe’s letter (CL-680), Reinman and Walker were associated with this Philosophian Society. (CL08-840.)

841

n. d.

Reading Room Society, St. Mary’s College (Baltimore, MD) to Poe (— ?). (CL08-841.)

842

n. d.

Thalian Society (Milledgeville, GA) to Poe (— ?). Poe also names a representative of the society, “Chas. E. Tifft ‘Rose Jasper’.” (CL08-842.)

843

n. d.

Union Philosophical Society, Dickinson College (Carlisle, PA) to Poe (— ?). This entry may be the same as CL-637. (CL08-843.)

844

n. d.

S. G. Bulfinch (Augusta, GA) to Poe. Possibly the same as CL-137, but probably later than 1836. (CL08-844.)

845

n. d.

J. Beatty (Baltimore, MD) to Poe (— ?). This may be the same John Beatty Poe mentioned seeing in Norfolk, VA on Sept. 18, 1849. (CL08-845.)

846

n. d.

H. M. Brooks (Salem, MA) to Poe (— ?). (CL08-846.)

847

n. d.

A. P. Burwell (Woodworth’s, Granville County, NC) to Poe (— ?). (CL08-847.)

848

n. d.

S. Cobb (Boston, MA) to Poe (— ?). (CL08-848.)

849

n. d.

D. Colvin (Clyde, NY) to Poe (— ?). (CL08-849.)

850

n. d.

E. G. Cross (Baton Rouge East, New Orleans, LA) to Poe (— ?). (CL08-850.)

851

n. d.

Mrs. E. Fletcher (Haverhill, MA) to Poe. (CL08-851.)

852

n. d.

J. S. French (Old Point Comfort, VA) to Poe. (CL08-852.)

853

n. d.

J. B. Green (Lynchburg, VA) to Poe. (CL08-853.)

854

n. d.

G. W. Haskins (Buffalo, NY) to Poe. (CL08-854.)

855

n. d.

Dr. J. C. Hay[s] (Sharpsburg, Washington County, MD) to Poe. Poe’s list gives the name as both Hay and Hays. (CL08-855.)

856

n. d.

P. Jones (Lairdsville, Oneida County, NY) to Poe (— ?). (CL08-856.)

857

n. d.

A. Kinne (Natchez, MS) to Poe (— ?). (CL08-857.)

858

n. d.

J. Leonard (Howe, Leonard & Co., Boston, MA) to Poe (— ?). (CL08-858.)

859

n. d.

J. B. Lynes (Danbury, CN) to Poe (— ?). Poe also notes: “direct to Mobile.” (CL08-859.)

860

n. d.

R. A. Lyon (Brooklyn, NY) to Poe (— ?). (CL08-860.)

861

n. d.

D. H. Mason, Jr. (Dahlonega, GA) to Poe (— ?). Mason (1829-after 1894) was an editor and author. He lived in GA 1837-1847, afterwards moving to Yale. (CL08-861.)

862

n. d.

J. C. Molton (Woonsocket Falls, RI) to Poe (— ?). (CL08-862.)

863

n. d.

A. B. Moss (59 Broadway, [NY ?]) to Poe (— ?). (CL08-863.)

864

n. d.

J. R. Orton (Binghampton, NY) to Poe (— ?). (CL08-864.)

865

n. d.

J. R. Paxton (8 Marshall St., Philadelphia, PA) to Poe (— ?). (CL08-865.)

866

n. d.

G. Potts (New York, NY) to Poe (— ?). (CL08-866.)

867

n. d.

D. Redmond (Utica, NY) to Poe (— ?). (CL08-867.)

868

n. d.

J. Reed, Jr. (Philadelphia, PA) to Poe (— ?). (CL08-868.)

869

n. d.

W. B. Rose (Washington, PA) to Poe (— ?). (CL08-869.)

870

n. d.

Unknown correspondent “of Paulson & Co. 451” (— ?) to Poe (— ?). Unfortunately, the name of the individual was lost when the page was torn. (CL08-870.)

Note: Entries CL-831 - CL-870 appear on Poe’s “Memoranda” list of subscribers and contributors to his projected magazine the Penn, later the Stylus. The full list was printed by Alexander G. Rose III and Jeffrey A. Savoye, eds., Such Friends as These: Edgar Allan Poe’s List of Subscribers and Contributors to His Dream Magazine (Baltimore: The Enoch Pratt Free Library and the Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore, 1986). All of these entries carry the comment, “See let” or “See letter.” In most cases, it is reasonable to surmise a reply by Poe. Regrettably, it is not practical, in general, to date these letters more precisely than 1840-1848. Those letters which can be dated more accurately have been added to the appropriate places in the check list.

 


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[S:0 - CLT08, 2008] - Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore - Editions - The Collected Letters of Edgar Allan Poe (Ostrom, Pollin and Savoye) (Check List, 1844-1849 and not dated)