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1826-1833
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1826-1833
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eng
Summary
  • Transcripts of correspondence, 1826-1833, from Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) to John Allan (1780-1834) of Richmond, Virginia and Poe's guardian, written during the troubled period of Poe's late teens and early twenties when he was a student at the University of Virginia (1826), a soldier in the United States Army (1827-1829), a cadet at West Point (1830-1831), and a resident of Baltimore, Maryland (1831-1833). Correspondence traces the growing bitterness between Poe and Allan due to the former's lack of maturity in money matters and lack of incentive to provide for himself, according to Allan, and the latter's lack of forgiveness and affection and unwillingness to aid and support his ward beyond the subsistence level, according to Poe. Of special interest is correspondece concerning Poe's efforts to secure funds to publish AL ARAAF
  • The transcripts were copied from an edition of Poe's letters, entitled EDGAR ALLAN POE LETTERS, TILL NOW UNPULBISHED, IN THE VALENTINE MUSEUM and edited by Mary Newton Stanard which is found in the collection of the library branch catalogued as PS 2631 A5
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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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Vi
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Correspondence
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  • The Library of Virginia
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1
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Huntley, William Moscoe
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001531695
Type of unit
v. (98 p.)

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