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Edgar Allan Poe, Philadelphia, PA., autograph letter signed to Frederick W. Thomas, 16 March 1843

Edgar Allan Poe, Philadelphia, PA., autograph letter signed to Frederi...

Describes his trip home from Washington. Expresses gratitude to Thomas and Dow. Messages to Dr. Lacey, Mr. Fuller, Mr. Tyler. Subscriptions to his magazine increasing. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Edgar Allan Poe, Philadelphia, PA., autograph letter signed to Frederick W. Thomas, 25 February 1843

Edgar Allan Poe, Philadelphia, PA., autograph letter signed to Frederi...

Sends a copy of Saturday Museum [of 25 February 1843] containing biography and caricature of himself. Announces founding of the Stylus and his plans for it. Wants to secure contributions from Thomas, Robert Tyl... More

Edgar Allan Poe, Philadelphia, PA., autograph letter signed to Frederick W. Thomas, 25 February 1843

Edgar Allan Poe, Philadelphia, PA., autograph letter signed to Frederi...

Sends a copy of Saturday Museum [of 25 February 1843] containing biography and caricature of himself. Announces founding of the Stylus and his plans for it. Wants to secure contributions from Thomas, Robert Tyl... More

Lydia Howard (Huntley) Sigourney, Hartford, CT., autograph letter signed to George R. Graham, 13 November 1844

Lydia Howard (Huntley) Sigourney, Hartford, CT., autograph letter sign...

Regrets that her poem "The Stockbridge Bowl" was printed in [the October 1844 issue of] Graham's Magazine without her knowledge - in its stead she will supply another. Praises engraving of Mrs. [Ann Sophia] Ste... More

Charles Fenno Hoffman autograph letter signed to R. W. Griswold, [1845?]

Charles Fenno Hoffman autograph letter signed to R. W. Griswold, [1845...

Encloses some ballads by Seba Smith and some poems of his own for his new edition [of The Vigil of Faith?]. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Thomas Holley Chivers, Oaky Grove, GA., autograph letter signed to Edgar Allan Poe, 30 October 1845

Thomas Holley Chivers, Oaky Grove, GA., autograph letter signed to Edg...

Reproaches Poe for neglecting him. Defends his accentuation of a word in his "Wife's Lament. Amends a line in The Dying Swan. Praises Tennyson's technique and [Richard Henry] Horne's Orion. Courtesy of Boston P... More

John Greenleaf Whittier, Amesbury, MA., manuscript article, 29 October [1847?]: "The Better Land."

John Greenleaf Whittier, Amesbury, MA., manuscript article, 29 October...

For the National Era. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Edgar Allan Poe, New-York, autograph note signed to R. W. Griswold, 26 October 1845

Edgar Allan Poe, New-York, autograph note signed to R. W. Griswold, 26...

Requests loan of fifty dollars to help finance the Broadway Journal, which he now controls. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Edgar Allan Poe, Philadelphia, PA., letter signed to John P. Kennedy, June 1841

Edgar Allan Poe, Philadelphia, PA., letter signed to John P. Kennedy, ...

Describes the establishment of Graham's Magazine and suggests an "agreement" with Kennedy. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Edgar Allan Poe, Philadelphia, PA., autograph letter signed to Frederick W. Thomas, 16 March 1843

Edgar Allan Poe, Philadelphia, PA., autograph letter signed to Frederi...

Describes his trip home from Washington. Expresses gratitude to Thomas and Dow. Messages to Dr. Lacey, Mr. Fuller, Mr. Tyler. Subscriptions to his magazine increasing. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

John Greenleaf Whittier, Amesbury, MA., manuscript article, 1 October: "The Whigs of Massachusetts."

John Greenleaf Whittier, Amesbury, MA., manuscript article, 1 October:...

For the National Era. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Thomas Holley Chivers, New York, autograph letter signed to Edgar Allan Poe, 12 July 1842

Thomas Holley Chivers, New York, autograph letter signed to Edgar Alla...

Expresses pleasure at Poe's apology for "the autograph article". Considers poetry the perfection of literature.Will try to obtain subscribers for the Penn Magazine. Hopes soon to submit to him his poem, The Mig... More

Rufus Wilmot Griswold, Philadelphia, PA., autograph letter signed to Moss & Brothers, 20 May 1850

Rufus Wilmot Griswold, Philadelphia, PA., autograph letter signed to M...

Receipt on behalf of the Carys for $100, for the sale of the copyright of Poems by Alice and Phoebe Cary. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Edgar Allan Poe, Philadelphia, PA., autograph letter signed to Frederick W. Thomas, 16 March 1843

Edgar Allan Poe, Philadelphia, PA., autograph letter signed to Frederi...

Describes his trip home from Washington. Expresses gratitude to Thomas and Dow. Messages to Dr. Lacey, Mr. Fuller, Mr. Tyler. Subscriptions to his magazine increasing. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Edgar Allan Poe, Philadelphia, PA., autograph letter signed to Frederick W. Thomas, 25 February 1843

Edgar Allan Poe, Philadelphia, PA., autograph letter signed to Frederi...

Sends a copy of Saturday Museum [of 25 February 1843] containing biography and caricature of himself. Announces founding of the Stylus and his plans for it. Wants to secure contributions from Thomas, Robert Tyl... More

Edgar Allan Poe, Richmond, VA., letter signed to John P. Kennedy, 22 January 1836

Edgar Allan Poe, Richmond, VA., letter signed to John P. Kennedy, 22 J...

Describes the improvement in his health, spirits, and financial situation. Asks advice in selecting an attorney. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Edgar Allan Poe, [Richmond, VA.?]., autograph letter to Mrs. Maria Clemm, 29 August 1849

Edgar Allan Poe, [Richmond, VA.?]., autograph letter to Mrs. Maria Cle...

Describes the enthusiastic reception of his lecture [in Richmond]. Plans for leaving Fordham. Mentions Annie [Richmond]. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Edgar Allan Poe, [Richmond, VA.?]., autograph letter to Mrs. Maria Clemm, 29 August 1849

Edgar Allan Poe, [Richmond, VA.?]., autograph letter to Mrs. Maria Cle...

Describes the enthusiastic reception of his lecture [in Richmond]. Plans for leaving Fordham. Mentions Annie [Richmond]. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Edgar Allan Poe, Baltimore, MD., autograph letter signed to Thomas W. White, 22 June 1835

Edgar Allan Poe, Baltimore, MD., autograph letter signed to Thomas W. ...

Advises against a detailed review of the current [Southern Literary] Messenger. Comments favorably on its contributors. Would be glad to come to Richmond. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

H. S. de G. manuscript poem: "The Exile."
Manuscript poem: "A Fable: the Owl and two Parrots," [1839?]
Jared Sparks, Salem, autograph letter signed to R. W. Griswold, 5 August 1846

Jared Sparks, Salem, autograph letter signed to R. W. Griswold, 5 Augu...

Sends an "engraved head," also the first number of an illustrated Life of Washington containing "the best engraving from Stuart's Washington that has ever been executed. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

John Greenleaf Whittier manuscript articles, [1847]: "Maine - The Wilmot Proviso" and "The Slave Orator."

John Greenleaf Whittier manuscript articles, [1847]: "Maine - The Wilm...

For the National Era? Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Edgar Allan Poe, New York, letter signed to John P. Kennedy, 26 October 1845

Edgar Allan Poe, New York, letter signed to John P. Kennedy, 26 Octobe...

Has assumed control of the Broadway Journal. Requests loan of fifty dollars. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Edgar Allan Poe, New York, autograph letter signed to R. W. Griswold, 19 April 1845

Edgar Allan Poe, New York, autograph letter signed to R. W. Griswold, ...

Returns corrected proof of "The Raven." Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Thomas Holley Chivers, New York, autograph letter signed to Edgar Allan Poe, 26 September 1842

Thomas Holley Chivers, New York, autograph letter signed to Edgar Alla...

Inquires whether Poe received his poem, "The Mighty Dead. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Edgar Allan Poe, New York, autograph letter to Jane Ermina Locke, 10 March 1847

Edgar Allan Poe, New York, autograph letter to Jane Ermina Locke, 10 M...

Explains his reply to [Nathaniel P. ] Willis's editorial on him in the Home Journal [26 December 1846?]. His delay in writing was caused by a "sorrow so poignant" [Virginia Poe died 30 January 1847]. Courtesy o... More

George Lippard, Philadelphia, autograph letter signed to R. W. Griswold, 22 November 1849

George Lippard, Philadelphia, autograph letter signed to R. W. Griswol...

Is unable to find a missing valise of Poe. Mentions Philadelphians who contributed to Poe's support the previous summer. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Edgar Allan Poe, [Richmond, VA.?]., autograph letter to Mrs. Maria Clemm, 29 August 1849

Edgar Allan Poe, [Richmond, VA.?]., autograph letter to Mrs. Maria Cle...

Describes the enthusiastic reception of his lecture [in Richmond]. Plans for leaving Fordham. Mentions Annie [Richmond]. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

George Lippard, Philadelphia, autograph letter signed to R. W. Griswold, 22 November 1849

George Lippard, Philadelphia, autograph letter signed to R. W. Griswol...

Is unable to find a missing valise of Poe. Mentions Philadelphians who contributed to Poe's support the previous summer. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

George Lippard, Philadelphia, autograph letter signed to R. W. Griswold, 22 November 1849

George Lippard, Philadelphia, autograph letter signed to R. W. Griswol...

Is unable to find a missing valise of Poe. Mentions Philadelphians who contributed to Poe's support the previous summer. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Manuscript poem: "The Iron Age"
James Freeman Clarke manuscript poem: "Triformis Diana."

James Freeman Clarke manuscript poem: "Triformis Diana."

The poem is printed in The Poets of America. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

C. F. Beck, 310 Chestnut St., autograph letter signed to R. W. Griswold

C. F. Beck, 310 Chestnut St., autograph letter signed to R. W. Griswol...

Sends two volumes of the Southern Literary Messenger, containing articles by [Thomas?] Balch. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

A. F. Huston manuscript poem: "Little Children."
Ezekiel (pseudonym), manuscript poem: "Answer" [to a quatrain entitled "Friendship"].

Ezekiel (pseudonym), manuscript poem: "Answer" [to a quatrain entitled...

Friendship is in a different hand, and is dated 1836. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

John Reuben Thompson, Saturday morning., autograph letter signed to R. W. Griswold

John Reuben Thompson, Saturday morning., autograph letter signed to R....

Will be unable to join Griswold and Harper as arranged. Wishes to be presented to Mr. Coleman or Mr. Stetson [proprietors of the Astor House?]. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

C.B. Richardson, 119 Washington St. (Boston, MA), autograph letter signed, 13 November?

C.B. Richardson, 119 Washington St. (Boston, MA), autograph letter sig...

Asks Griswold's opinion on a projected journal for American historical societies. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

John Reuben Thompson, Saturday morning., autograph letter signed to R. W. Griswold

John Reuben Thompson, Saturday morning., autograph letter signed to R....

Will be unable to join Griswold and Harper as arranged. Wishes to be presented to Mr. Coleman or Mr. Stetson [proprietors of the Astor House?]. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Henry Charles Carey, Monday, autograph letter signed to R. W. Griswold

Henry Charles Carey, Monday, autograph letter signed to R. W. Griswold

Arranges a meeting. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

James Bayard Taylor autograph note signed to R. W. Griswold

James Bayard Taylor autograph note signed to R. W. Griswold

Sends his revised poem at Griswold's request. Would like to publish it in the Democratic Review. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

R. Tillinghast, postmarked New York, autograph letter signed to R. W. Griswold

R. Tillinghast, postmarked New York, autograph letter signed to R. W. ...

Sends a song of patriotism and another "favorite effusion" along with two articles for Griswold's consideration. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Henry Jarvis Raymond, 30 Ann St. (New York), autograph letter signed to R. W. Griswold

Henry Jarvis Raymond, 30 Ann St. (New York), autograph letter signed t...

Asks about possible opening with the Boston Times and the Philadelphia weeklies. Describes progress of the Annual [The Biographical Annual, which appeared in 1841?] Courtesy of Boston Public Library

William Gilmore Simms, New York, autograph letter signed to R. W. Griswold, 29 May

William Gilmore Simms, New York, autograph letter signed to R. W. Gris...

States that the writer's article on [General Nathaniel] Greene is ready. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Susan Archer (Talley) Weiss autograph letter signed to [Mr. Valentine?]

Susan Archer (Talley) Weiss autograph letter signed to [Mr. Valentine?...

Sends volume of her manuscript poems for addressee to take to Griswold. Would like him to arrange for her to contribute to some New York journal. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Thomas Bailey Aldrich, 105 Clinton Pl., autograph letter signed to R. W. Griswold, 29 March

Thomas Bailey Aldrich, 105 Clinton Pl., autograph letter signed to R. ...

Send some "papers" containing one of his poems. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Charles King, Col[umbia] College., autograph letter signed to R. W. Griswold, 19 May

Charles King, Col[umbia] College., autograph letter signed to R. W. Gr...

Outlines the procedure in recommending Dr. [Martin Brewer?] Anderson for an LL.D. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Henry William Herbert, Schooley's Mountain, NJ., autograph letter signed to R. W. Griswold, 28 July

Henry William Herbert, Schooley's Mountain, NJ., autograph letter sign...

Promises The Bride of Ceylon. Once offered [Louis Antoine] Godey a weekly letter for $5 a week, but has never written him an article for less than $25. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Anne Charlotte Botta, 45 Ninth St., autograph letter signed to R. W. Griswold, 13 July

Anne Charlotte Botta, 45 Ninth St., autograph letter signed to R. W. G...

Tuesday. An invitation to an evening party, to meet Miss [Frederika] Bremer. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Mrs. Anna Cora (Ogden) Mowatt Ritchie, Fourth Avenue, NY. Thursday evening., autograph letter to Edgar Allan Poe

Mrs. Anna Cora (Ogden) Mowatt Ritchie, Fourth Avenue, NY. Thursday eve...

Sends manuscript of her comedy [unnamed], for Poe's criticism. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

N. W. manuscript poem: "To ----."
Manuscript poems about Cuba
Henry William Herbert, Saturday evening., autograph letter signed to R. W. Griswold

Henry William Herbert, Saturday evening., autograph letter signed to R...

Asks for a note of explanation to show McKenzie & Hartwell why he cannot give them Griswold's endorsement. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Frances Sargent (Locke) Osgood manuscript poem: "The wraith of the Rose."
Manuscript poem: "The Ages"
John Greenleaf Whittier manuscript article: "The Northern Candidates."

John Greenleaf Whittier manuscript article: "The Northern Candidates."

For the National Era? Courtesy of Boston Public Library

James Kirke Paulding autograph document

James Kirke Paulding autograph document

Autobiographical sketch. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Manuscript poem: "Stanzas"

Manuscript poem: "Stanzas"

"Look not thou upon the wine when it is red." Proverbs. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Manuscript poems: "Sing Poet Sing," "One moment, love.." "Ah, this divided life.." "Speak to me Love.." "Fate has traced our separate paths.. " "Every day I ask myself.." and "One kiss, dear love.."
Manuscript poems: "No more!" and "The Realms of Thought."
Mary Lockhart Lawson autograph letter signed to R. W. Griswold

Mary Lockhart Lawson autograph letter signed to R. W. Griswold

Asks Griswold to have her name restored to the list of contributors to Graham's. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Maunsell Bradhurst Field manuscript poem: "They laid her, they say, 'neath the crusted sod."
Nathaniel Beverley Tucker, Williamsburg, VA., autograph letter signed to Thomas W. White, 29 November 1835

Nathaniel Beverley Tucker, Williamsburg, VA., autograph letter signed ...

Criticizes a review of Norman Leslie, also one of Poe's tales, and the same author's metrical faults. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Edgar Allan Poe letter signed to John P. Kennedy, 15 March [1835]

Edgar Allan Poe letter signed to John P. Kennedy, 15 March [1835]

Requests Kennedy's aid in obtaining a position in a public school. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Edgar Allan Poe, Baltimore, MD., autograph letter signed to Thomas W. White, 22 June 1835

Edgar Allan Poe, Baltimore, MD., autograph letter signed to Thomas W. ...

Advises against a detailed review of the current [Southern Literary] Messenger. Comments favorably on its contributors. Would be glad to come to Richmond. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Edgar Allan Poe, Richmond, VA., letter signed to John P. Kennedy, 11 September 1835

Edgar Allan Poe, Richmond, VA., letter signed to John P. Kennedy, 11 S...

Describes his position and salary on the [Southern Literary] Messenger and his depression. Thomas W. White would welcome contributions from Kennedy. The Gift has appeared and contains the Ms. Found in a Bottle.... More

Barbara (Wreaks) Hoole Hofland to Frances Sargent (Locke) Osgood, 3 November 1837, Kensington.,

Barbara (Wreaks) Hoole Hofland to Frances Sargent (Locke) Osgood, 3 No...

Is recovering slowly. Inquires about Mrs. Osgood's work and her husband's painting. Miss [Mary] Mitford has been ill. Her friend Thatcher is in Liverpool. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

George G. Foster, Mobile, AL., autograph letter signed to R. W. Griswold, 16 October 1837

George G. Foster, Mobile, AL., autograph letter signed to R. W. Griswo...

Wishes to renew their correspondence "now that time and fate have wrought upon us both." Approves of Griswold's plan for a magazine. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Obadiah Allen Bowe, New York, autograph letter signed to R. W. Griswold, 13 February 1838

Obadiah Allen Bowe, New York, autograph letter signed to R. W. Griswol...

A hearty commendation of Griswold's editorial work on the Vermonter [Vergennes]. Describes his own work on the New YorkerPark [Benjamin] is a splendid writer. Sends news of office associates. Courtesy of Boston... More

Thomas Willis White, Richmond, VA., autograph letter signed to [R. W. Griswold?], 23 December 1839

Thomas Willis White, Richmond, VA., autograph letter signed to [R. W. ...

Regrets that he cannot offer the addressee a position. Commends his article "The Rights of Authors" [Southern Literary Messenger, January 1837?]. Would like another article from him on any subject. Courtesy of ... More

Manuscript poem: "A Fable: the Owl and two Parrots," [1839?]
William Evans Burton autograph letter signed to [Edgar Allan Poe?], 4 July 1839

William Evans Burton autograph letter signed to [Edgar Allan Poe?], 4 ...

Suggestions for the contents of the August number of the Gentleman's Magazine. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Manuscript poem: "A Fable: the Owl and two Parrots," [1839?]
Manuscript poem: "A Fable: the Owl and two Parrots," [1839?]
Manuscript poem: "A Fable: the Owl and two Parrots," [1839?]
Manuscript poem: "A Fable: the Owl and two Parrots," [1839?]
Frederick William Thomas, Washington, DC., autograph letter signed to Edgar Allan Poe, 24 August 1840

Frederick William Thomas, Washington, DC., autograph letter signed to ...

Asks for the return of a manuscript in Poe's hands describes the shipwreck and death of his sister on her way home from India. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Frederick William Thomas, Washington, DC., autograph letter signed to Edgar Allan Poe, 24 August 1840

Frederick William Thomas, Washington, DC., autograph letter signed to ...

Asks for the return of a manuscript in Poe's hands describes the shipwreck and death of his sister on her way home from India. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Frederick William Thomas, St. Louis, MO., autograph letter signed to Edgar Allan Poe, 7 December 1840

Frederick William Thomas, St. Louis, MO., autograph letter signed to E...

Sends extracts from his "Adventures of a Poet" for the Penn Magazine. Partly agrees with Poe in preferring Clinton Bradshaw to Howard Pinckney. Suggests Fowzer and Woodward as agents of the Penn Magazine in St.... More

George Roberts, Times & Notion office, Boston, MA., autograph letter signed to R. W. Griswold, 23 April 1841

George Roberts, Times & Notion office, Boston, MA., autograph letter s...

Offers Griswold a position with the Boston Notion. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Horace Greeley, New York, autograph letter signed to R. W. Griswold, 26 July 1841

Horace Greeley, New York, autograph letter signed to R. W. Griswold, 2...

Inquires if Griswold means to take over the New Yorker. Asks for a copy of [Theodore] Parker's Sermons. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Thomas Willis White, Richmond, VA., autograph letter signed to R. W. Griswold, 28 September 1841

Thomas Willis White, Richmond, VA., autograph letter signed to R. W. G...

Has sent a parcel of the Messenger to New York by water to avoid postage. Criticizes the new issue. Hopes to pay Griswold for articles received. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Frederick William Thomas, Washington, D.C., autograph letter signed to R. W. Griswold, 28 July 1841

Frederick William Thomas, Washington, D.C., autograph letter signed to...

Agrees to write some biographical sketches [for Poets of America?] Refers Griswold to Poe or Ingraham for the writer's own work. Support the international copyright law. Expresses unfavorable opinion of W. D. G... More

Horace Greeley, New York, autograph letter signed to R. W. Griswold, 28 February 1841

Horace Greeley, New York, autograph letter signed to R. W. Griswold, 2...

Recommends Dr. William H. Ellet for a professorship in chemistry at Jefferson Medical College, and asks Griswold to inquire about it. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

John Turner Sargent Sullivan manuscript poem, 18 May 1841: "Solitary Musings."
Frederick William Thomas, Washington, D.C., autograph letter signed to R. W. Griswold, 28 July 1841

Frederick William Thomas, Washington, D.C., autograph letter signed to...

Agrees to write some biographical sketches [for Poets of America?] Refers Griswold to Poe or Ingraham for the writer's own work. Support the international copyright law. Expresses unfavorable opinion of W. D. G... More

Jane (Frazee) Fairfield, Philadelphia, PA., autograph letter signed to R. W. Griswold, 23 July 1841

Jane (Frazee) Fairfield, Philadelphia, PA., autograph letter signed to...

Describes the sufferings of her husband [Sumner Lincoln Fairfield] and her own unhappy situation. Asks for a copy of Griswold's notice of Fairfield [in the Boston Times and Notion?]. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Edgar Allan Poe, Philadelphia, PA., autograph letter signed to Thimotheus Whackemwell [John N. McJilton], 11 August 1841

Edgar Allan Poe, Philadelphia, PA., autograph letter signed to Thimoth...

Returns a cipher sent to him as a practical joke. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Joseph Hopkinson, Philadelphia, PA., autograph letter signed to Edgar Allan Poe, 25 January 1841

Joseph Hopkinson, Philadelphia, PA., autograph letter signed to Edgar ...

Encourages the Penn Magazine. Warns Poe against distant subscribers, who never send their money. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

John Nelson McJilton autograph note signed to Edgar Allan Poe, 13 August [1841]

John Nelson McJilton autograph note signed to Edgar Allan Poe, 13 Augu...

Disclaims any knowledge of the cipher sent Poe by "Timotheus Wackemwell". Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Richard Henry Wilde, New Brighton, (?), autograph document signed to R. W. Griswold, 22 September 1841

Richard Henry Wilde, New Brighton, (?), autograph document signed to R...

Corrects the false attribution of "Truth and Falsehood" to the writer, and attributes lines written in answer to lines of [N. P.] Willis to his brother, John W. Wilde. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Frederick William Thomas, Washington, DC., autograph letter signed to Edgar Allan Poe, 14 June 1841

Frederick William Thomas, Washington, DC., autograph letter signed to ...

Has added material in place of a lost page of his manuscript. Offers his services for notices in Washington newspapers. Criticizes "A Descent into the Maelstrom. Urges Poe to edit his own magazine. Courtesy of ... More

Charles Fenno Hoffman, New York, autograph letter signed to R. W. Griswold, 28 June 1842

Charles Fenno Hoffman, New York, autograph letter signed to R. W. Gris...

Encloses the proofs of the "Song" [and "Ben Blower's Story"] and describes the origin of the tale. Relates a recent conversation with [Charles] Dickens, in which he called Dickens's attention to Griswold's writ... More

John Keese, New York, autograph letter signed to R. W. Griswold, 20 January 1842

John Keese, New York, autograph letter signed to R. W. Griswold, 20 Ja...

Gives information regarding Mrs. [Emma Catherine (Manly)] Embury and her poems. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

John Henry Mancur, Schermerhorn St., Brooklyn, LI., autograph letter signed to R. W. Griswold, 8 August 1842

John Henry Mancur, Schermerhorn St., Brooklyn, LI., autograph letter s...

Discusses suitability of the writer's "De Pontis" for magazine publication. Encloses a sketch for Graham's, the "Widow of Newbury." Needs money and suggests an arrangement whereby he would contribute exclusivel... More

John Turner Sargent Sullivan, 103 Walnut St., autograph letter signed to R. W. Griswold, 10 June 1842

John Turner Sargent Sullivan, 103 Walnut St., autograph letter signed ...

Asks for a copy of the writer's verses "I think of thee" which have been set to music. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

George Stillman Hillard, Boston, autograph letter signed to R. W. Griswold, 19 December 1842

George Stillman Hillard, Boston, autograph letter signed to R. W. Gris...

Sends his paper on Longfellow, to be paid for as Griswold thinks proper. Wishes the authorship to remain undisclosed. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Daniel Bryan, Alexandria, DC. (VA), autograph letter signed to Edgar Allan Poe, 11 July 1842

Daniel Bryan, Alexandria, DC. (VA), autograph letter signed to Edgar A...

Is glad to hear Poe has resumed his project of the Penn Magazine. Cannot understand the loss of his previous letters. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Horace Greeley, New York, autograph letter signed to R. W. Griswold, 16 May 1842

Horace Greeley, New York, autograph letter signed to R. W. Griswold, 1...

Asks Griswold to take over the [New York] Tribune for a few days. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Henry William Herbert autograph letter signed to R. W. Griswold, [1843?]

Henry William Herbert autograph letter signed to R. W. Griswold, [1843...

Asks for a decision on a ballad submitted to Graham. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

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