Death of Edgar A. Poe, Esq.

Published:October 14, 2009 by Brendan Wolfe

Edgar Allan Poe‘s 1849 obituary, as it appeared in the Baltimore Sun:

DEATH OF EDGAR A. POE — We regret to learn that Edgar A. Poe, Esq., the distinguished American poet, scholar and critic, died in this city yesterday morning, after an illness of four or five days. This announcement, coming so sudden and unexpected, will cause poignant regret among all who admire genius, and have sympathies for the frailties too often attending it. Mr. Poe, we believe, was a native of┬áthis state, though reared by a foster father at Richmond, Va., where he lately spent some time on a visit. He was in the 38th year of his age.

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