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Papers, 1839-1844, of Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) consisting of a letter, dated 20 July 1839, from Poe to Thomas Willis White (1788-1843), editor of the Southern Literary Messenger, Richmond, Virginia, discussing pesonal business and Poe's literary endeavors; reviews of certain published articles by Poe published in the London Athenaeum, 12 October 1844, the Edinburg Journal 30 November 1844, and the New York Times, n.d.; autobiographical notes of Poe for Rufus W. Giswold (1815-1857); selections from William Shakespeare (1564-1616) transcribed by Poe; selections from John Milton (1608-1674) transcribed by Poe; notes concerning the moon by Poe; "To -----" a brief poem by Poe; "Silence--a Fable" story fragment by Poe; "The Folio Club" story fragment by Poe; "The Lighthouse" story fragment by Poe; review of "Al Aaraaf by John Neal (1793-1876); miscellaneous notes by Poe; Poe's review of Henry Beck Hirst's poetry (1817-1874); and "Rationale of Verse," incomplete essay, by Poe
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Edgar Allan Poe was born 19 January 1809 in Boston, Massachusetts, to David Poe (1784-1810) and Elizabeth Arnold Poe (d. 1811). After the death of his mother in Richmond, Virginia, Poe was taken into the home of John Allan (1780-1834) and Frances Keeling Valentine Allan (1784-1829). Poe was educated at schools in Richmond and in England. He attended the University of Virginia (1826), served in the United States Army (1827-1829), and attended the Military Academy at West Point (1830-1831), but financial and personal difficulties forced him to leave each. Also Poe had a falling out with Allan and suffered for money. After leaving West Point, Poe embarked on his literary career which saw him became one of the most famous authors in America. However, his personal and financial difficulties continued to plague him. Poe married Virginia Clemm (d. 1847) in May 1836, and they had no children. Poe died in Baltimore, Maryland, 7 October 1849.
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Items located in Oversize Box 4
Items located in Oversize Box 4
  • The Library of Virginia
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Poe Shrine
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Photostats (negative).
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  • leaves and 26
  • p.

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