Contains 31 Collections and/or Records:
Enclosures of transcripts of three letters from George W. Childs copied from “Every Saturday” (Boston), 1874
He writes concerning the neglected condition of Poe’s grave and a proposed monument to Poe, sent from Sarah H. Whitman to John H. Ingram.
J.K. Huysmans to a colleague, in French, transferred from MSS 6640, 1888 January 18
He declines to write an article on Poe and discusses the work already done on Poe by Baudelaire and Hennequin.
A. Antoine, to Monsieur le Directeur, in French, transferred from MSS 6640, 1889 May 22
He writes concerning a prose adaptation in one act of “The Tell Tale Heart.”
E.R. Reynolds to Professor [James A. Harrison?], 1899 November 2
Reynolds sends a caption and several corrections to his written statement about Poe given previously to [Harrison?] and discusses his Poe collection, all presumably to aid in the publication of "The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe" edited by Professor Harrison.
Correspondence of John B. Tabb with John S. Patton concerning Poe, 1904-1908
Includes Tabb’s poem for the Poe centenary and copies of “Poe’s Purgatory” and “Rejected.”
Sir Edmund T. Bewley to the University of Virginia Librarian, 1906 December 13
Bewley sends a copy of his book on the family of Poe.
Correspondence between Susan Archer Weiss and Dr. John S. Patton, 1907 December 1 and December 3
Weiss sends a copy of her book on the home life of Poe.
Correspondence between J. H. Whitty and John S. Patton, 1907-1919
About 24 letters and postcards concerning Poe poems, manuscripts, editions, portraits, his desk at the "Southern Literary Messenger" office, and scattered comments about John R. Thompson.
Correspondence concerning the donation of the fireplace mantel before which Poe wrote “The Raven”, 1907-1914
Correspondence of John H. Ingram with John S. Patton, 1909
Letter – Paul Valery to Miss Barney, in French, transferred from MSS 6640, 1910 June 2
Discusses a conference of people interested in Poe’s philosophy as expressed in “Eureka” and refers to an article on Poe by O’Sullivan.
Correspondence concerning purchases and gifts of works by or about Poe, 1910-1926
Letter – F. Jammes to Gabriel Mourey, in French, transferred from MSS 6640, 1911 November 16
Praises Mourey’s translation of Poe.
Correspondence of F.O.C. Darley with John S. Patton, 1913
Writes on the subject of the authenticity of the small bust portrait of Poe offered to the University of Virginia Library by Mr. J.B. MonGar, supposedly painted by Edmund Darley in the 1840s.
Correspondence of Dr. Lewis Chase concerning the Harrison edition of Poe, 1913, 1933
Correspondence between R.M. Hogg, John S. Patton, and Sam Cowardin concerning the Allan family genealogy, 1914-1916
Correspondence of Mary E. Phillips with John S. Patton, 1916-1923
Contains about 28 letters concerning her book, “Edgar Allan Poe: The Man,” John R. Thompson, and other Poe related matters.