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- Letters, 1843, of Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) consisting of a letter, dated 24 March 1843, from Poe to Peter D. Bernard of Richmond, Virginia, enclosing a prospectus of "The Stylus," a magazine that Poe plans to begin and asking to purchase the subscription list of the "Southern Literary Messenger;" and a letter, dated 20 June 1843, from Poe to Lucy D. Henry, expressing his pleasure in complying with a request she had made in a letter to Poe's sister
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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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