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Letter, William Ambers to Ms. Davidson, 1883-07-20

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 1

Scope and Contents

William Ambers writes a 3.5 page response to Ms. Davidson's (likely Mary Davidson of Lexington, Va.) request for information on the early life of Edgar Allan Poe. Ambers shares reminiscences gathered from James A. Clarke, of Manchester Va., who was a childhood friend of Poe. The contests of the letter were published November 19, 1885 in an article in the State, a Richmond, Virginia newspaper.


  • Creation: 1883-07-20

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This collection is available for research use.


From the Collection: 1 Linear Feet

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Repository Details

Part of the Washington and Lee University, University Library Special Collections and Archives Repository

204 W. Washington St.
Lexington VA 24450 USA