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Edgar Allan Poe, 1809-1849
Literary File, Photography Collection

106 items (1 box)

Acquisition: Internal transfers
Access: Open for research
Processed by: Susan McClellan, 2006
RLIN Record ID: None

Table of Contents

Scope and Contents
Item List
Index of Photographers

Scope and Contents

The Edgar Allan Poe Literary File consists of 106 photographs, the majority of which are portraits of Poe and images of places and monuments associated with him. Additional subjects include Poe's sister Rosalie, Henry Beck Hirst, Elmira Royster Shelton, and Thomas Willis White. An index at the end of this guide lists photographers whose work is featured in this file. Further descriptions of some items are available in a card catalog in the repository.

This file forms a part of the Literary File Collection, which is comprised of photographs and albums withdrawn from the libraries and/or papers of literary figures, and generally include portraits and images collected by or of those figures.

Item List

Container Accession / P No. Description
PH:LF:Poe, E. A., BoxP2-P3, P7A-P7B, P8, P10, P11A-P11B, P12A-P12C, P13A-P13B, P15A-P15C, P16A-P16B, P17A-P17B, P18, P37-P38, P39A-P39C, P40A-P40B, P41, P45A-P45B, P47; 980:0118:0001-0011; 997:0105:0502-0559Images of or pertaining to Poe.
PH:LF:OV Box, SmallP1 Portrait of Poe, mounted, with inscription dated 1859.
PH:LF:OV Box, Small P46Portrait of a man considered to be Poe (standing) with two other men.
PH:FC-01:DR-04P44 Glass negative of Poe's wooden desk.
PH:LF:Daguerreotypes Box P48 (D152, 997:0043:0013)Daguerreotype portrait of Poe's friend Henry Beck Hirst, Philadelphia, Penn., 23 August [1843?] (identification and date from typed note with handwritten corrections inserted in back of case, but year given as 1813, which cannot be correct).
NV:LF BoxesP17Nitrate negative of a painting of Thomas Willis White (corresponding prints numbered P17A-P17B; P17A is a cropped version).

Index of Photographers

Case & Getchell--P47
Foster, W. W. (Walter Washington), 1857-1935--P16A-P16B
Janvier, Meredith, 1872-1936--P46
Paterson, Robert Hunter--997:0105:0502-0503

Edgar Allan Poe Literary File Finding Aid
(Last modified: 27 April 2007 )

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