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- Memorandum, n.d., from Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) to Rufus Wilmot Griswold (1815-1857) containing personal and family history for inclusion in an anthology that Griswold was editing. Some of the information which Poe sent is now considered inaccurate by Poe scholars. There are two copies of the document
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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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