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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 233-233.9

Edgar Allan Poe collection

Collection of manuscripts by and about American poet Edgar Allan Poe.


  • 1830-1895

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


1 linear feet (9 volumes, 1 box)

Contains poems, notes, and prose fragments by Poe, and correspondence (1865-1895) concerning reminiscences of and memorials to him. Includes manuscripts of Annabel Lee and The haunted palace, two versions of a Valentine poem to Frances Sargent Locke Osgood, his notes on the moon, and an introduction to his projected Tales of the Folio Club that was not used. Also includes clippings and printed portraits.

Biographical / Historical

Poe was an American poet, critic, and short-story writer.


Arranged in call-number order.

Physical Location

f, b

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from various sources at various times. Accession information is given with the item entry.
Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849. Edgar Allan Poe collection, 1830-1895: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

Houghton Library is Harvard College's principal repository for rare books and manuscripts, literary and performing arts archives, and more. The library's holdings of primary source material are managed by an expert staff and shared with scholars, students and the public in the reading room.

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