Scope and Contents
From the Collection:
The copies and transcriptions of Poe related material in the first series, usually correspondence or manuscripts, includes the names of correspondents, location of the originals if known, the accession number of any material acquired by the University of Virginia and accessioned as a collection before being interfiled in this collection, which was formerly known as the “Poe transcripts.” Also included on each folder is the reference to the page citing each item in "The Collected Letters of the Edgar Allan Poe" by John Ward Ostrom (1903-1993), a professor of English at Wittenberg College, Springfield, Ohio. Some original appearances in print have been transferred to Rare Books.
The second series contains non-contemporary correspondence about Edgar Allan Poe or the Ingram-Poe collection, particularly its purchase (see Box 8, Folder 18). Much of the correspondence is with the Librarian of the University, John S. Patton, or University of Virginia faculty.
The third series contains various papers, articles, news clippings and printed material arranged chronologically by year, a checklist compiled by John Ward Ostrom, notes on Poe, thesis by Alevia Stiles Alexander, and the unpublished manuscript for “The True Story of Edgar Allan Poe” by John Henry Ingram, also available on microfilm M-2433.
The last series contains Poe miscellany, including a cigarette card, photographs, post cards, prints, a scrapbook on Dr. Thomas Holley Chivers compiled by John Dewitt Miller and John Wilson Townsend, 6 Poe Miscellany scrapbooks compiled by John S. Patton, 13 etching blocks for John Henry Ingram illustrations, and an alphabetical index card file for Poe transcripts and copies.