Timeline

Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
1809/01/19 Edgar Poe is born at 62 Charles St S (previously 62 Carver St). The boarding house was demolished in 1959, it is now a parking lot. Born Bay Village Edgar Allen Poe's Birthday
1811/11/00 Friends and fellow actors Mr and Mrs Luke Usher (the name may have inspired Poe's tale "The Fall of the House of Usher") take care of Eliza Poe's three children during her illness. Home
1814/00/00 Allan family, foster parents of Edgar Allan Poe, occupied pew No 80. Faith Monumental Church Richmond
1816/04/00 In early April, Poe enters the boarding school of the Misses Dubourg, daughters of Francis Dubourg, 146 Sloan Street, Chelsea. Education Chelsea
1824/10/26 Lafayette's retinue arrives in Richmond on a steamer from Norfolk for a ten day stay. George Washington's tent from the Revolution is set up on Capital Square. The tent is guarded by the Morgan Legion, including Edgar Allen Poe. Honor guard Virginia Washington Monument Richmond Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1824/10/27 Edgar Allan Poe, a Junior Morgan Riflemen, performs honor guard duty outside the Old Stone House during a parade for Marquis de Lafayette Honor guard Poe Museum Richmond Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1825/00/00 John and Frances Allan with foster son Edgar move into Moldavia. After Poe's expulsion from West Point, he was no longer welcome. Demolished in 1890, the Poe Museum preserves artwork, salt cellars and furniture the Allan's owned while living in Moldavia. Life Poe Museum Richmond
1826/02/00 Poe enters University of Virginia. Education No 13 West Range Charlottesville
1826/12/00 Poe leaves University of Virginia. No 13 West Range Charlottesville
1827/05/26 Edgar A Poe enlist in the US Army as Edgar A Perry, assigned to Battery H Military Posting Fort Independence Boston Event
1827/07/00 Poe pays printer Calvin F S Thomas to publish 50 copies of"Tamerlane and Other Poems". The print shop was at 70 Washington St (demo), now One State Street. Published anonymously, it is believed only 12 copies of the first edition still exist. Author
1827/10/31 Poe and Battery H ordered to Fort Moultrie Fort Moultrie Sullivan's Island
1828/12/11 Edgar Poe and Battery H set sail for Fortress Monroe Military Fort Monroe Hampton
1830/07/00 Poe enters West point Education US Military Academy West Point
1831/02/19 Poe court martialed for gross neglect of duty, leaves West point
1833/00/00 Edgar Allan Poe home 1833 - 1835 Edgar Allan Poe House Baltimore
1833/10/07 Baltimore Saturday Visiter, a weekly periodical, selects Edgar A Poe's 'MS. Found in a Bottle' for $100 (maybe $50) literary prize Contest winner MS Found in a Bottle The John H B Latrobe House Baltimore Poe's Baltimore Saturday Visiter Win
1833/10/19 MS Found in a Bottle - published in the Baltimore Saturday Visiter Author MS Found in a Bottle Poe's Baltimore Saturday Visiter Win
1836/05/16 Virginia Eliza Clemm, age 13, elopes with her first cousin Edgar Allan Poe, age 27 and marry in Richmond on May 16, 1836, when they were married by a Presbyterian minister named Rev. Amasa Converse. Groom Marriage of Virginia Eliza Clemm and Edgar Allen Poe
1836/05/20 Mr and Mrs Edgar Allan Poe honeymoon on the second floor of the Hiram Haines' Coffee and Ale House in Petersburg, VA. They were guests of newspaper editor and poet Hiram Haines and his wife, Mary Ann, a childhood friend of Poe's. Groom Hiram Haines' Coffee and Ale House Petersburg Marriage of Virginia Eliza Clemm and Edgar Allen Poe
1837/00/00 Moves to Philadelphia Place Event
1839/09/00 The Fall of the House of Usher - published Author The Fall of the House of Usher
1841/02/00 Edgar Allan Poe becomes editor of Graham's Magazine Work
1841/04/00 Published Author A Descent into the Mealstrom Event
1841/04/00 The Murders in the Rue Morgue - the first modern detective story, published in Graham's Magazine Author The Murders in the Rue Morgue
1842/00/00 Poe's rent house Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site Philadelphia
1842/00/00 The Pit and the Pendulum - published Author The Pit and the Pendulum
1842/01/00 Edgar's wife, Virginia, contracts tuberculosis
1842/03/06 Poe meets Dickens at the United States Hotel, Philadelphia (423 Chestnut St, demolished 1856). Dickens agrees to consider writing for Graham's and to try to find an English publisher for Poe's Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque, nothing came of these. Admirer Second Bank of the United States Philadelphia Charles Dickens' 1842 Tour of America
1842/05/00 The Masque of the Red Death - published Author The Masque of the Red Death
1843/01/00 "The Tell-Tale Heart" is published in the inaugural issue of The Pioneer, a short-lived Boston magazine edited by James R Lowell. Offices where located at 67 Washington St (nowOne Boston Place, demo). Author The Tell-Tale Heart
1843/08/19 "The Black Cat" is published in The Saturday Evening Post. Author The Black Cat Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site Philadelphia
1844/04/00 Poe's leave Philadelphia for New York City Significant Date Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site Philadelphia
1845/00/00 Poe stay sat the Pavilion Hotel while in Boston for his disastrous 1845 reading at the Lyceum. Demolished, the Pavilion Hotel was located at 41 Tremont Row, now One Beacon Street. It also may have been the site of his suicide attempt in 1848. Visitor
1845/01/29 Published Author The Raven Event
1845/07/00 After attending a lecture by friend and poet Frances Sargent Osgood, Poe and Osgood stroll pass the home of Whitman while she was standing in the rose garden behind her house. Life Sarah Helen Whitman House Providence Courtship of Widow Whitman
1845/09/00 Edgar Allen Poe home from September 1845 until March 1846 Edgar Allan Poe's Residence New York City
1846/03/00 Edgar, wife Virginia and her mother, Maria Clemm move to Fordham Village Home Poe Cottage New York City
1846/11/00 Published in Godey's Lady's Book (magazine) Author The Cask of Amontillado Event
1847/01/29 Poe writes to Virginia's nurse, Marie Louise Shew: "My poor Virginia still lives, although failing fast and now suffering much pain." Poe Cottage New York City
1847/01/30 Edgar Allen Poe's wife Virginia dies of Tuberculosis. The New York Daily Tribune and the Herald obituaries: On Saturday, the 30th ult., of pulmonary consumption, in the 25th year of her age, VIRGINIA ELIZA, wife of EDGAR A POE. Widower Poe Cottage New York City
1847/02/02 Edgar A Poe attends his wife's funeral. Other mourners include author Nathaniel Parker Willis,novelist Ann S Stephens, Poe's cousin Elizabeth Rebecca Herring and publisherGeorge Pope Morris."Deep in earth my love is lying And I must weep alone" - Poe Widower
1848/05/00 Edgar Allen Poe writes 'The Bells' Author The Bells Poe Cottage New York City
1848/09/00 Poe stays at the Mansion House hotel on Benefit Street, a couple of blocks from Sarah Power's house to court her. To maintain discretion, they met at the Athenaeum and Swan Point Cemetery. Life Swan Point Cemetery Providence
1848/12/23 Poe catches up to Sarah at home, finding her breathing ether for her heart condition. They never meet again. Life Sarah Helen Whitman House Providence Courtship of Widow Whitman
1849/05/00 Edgar Allen Poe writes 'Annabel Lee' Author Annabel Lee Poe Cottage New York City
1849/06/09 Poe's rural cottage serves as an inspiration for a short story, Landor's Cottage, published in the 9 June 1849 issue of Flag of Our Union Author Poe Cottage New York City
1849/07/07 The Flag of Our Union, the only American newspaper to publish the works of the impoverished Poe during the final year of his life, publish the Poe sonnet "To My Mother." Offices were at 24-26 Tremont St, formerly the Boston Museum Building (demo). Author
1849/10/03 Edgar Allan Poe is found lying near 44 E Lombard St in Baltimore, MD. Baltimore Maryland
1849/10/07 Died, final days spent at Washington University Hospital Died Church Home Building Baltimore Event
1849/10/08 Edgar Allan Poe's funeral Westminster Presbyterian Church and Cemetery Baltimore Funeral of Edgar Allan Poe
1849/10/09 Annabel Lee - published as part of his obituary in the New York Daily Tribune Author Annabel Lee
1849/10/15 Published in Sartain's Author The Bells Event
1852/00/00 "Tales of Mystery and Imagination" is published. Author Tales of Mystery and Imagination
1875/11/17 Edgar Allen Poe's tomb dedicated Final Resting Place Westminster Presbyterian Church and Cemetery Baltimore Dedications of Edgar Allen Poe's Tomb

14 Creative Works by Edgar Allan Poe »

Title Type Association Y/M/D Moniker
Title Type Association Y/M/D Moniker
MS Found in a Bottle Author Short Story 1833/10/19
The Fall of the House of Usher Author Short Story 1839/09/00
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A Descent into the Mealstrom Author Short Story 1841/04/00
The Murders in the Rue Morgue Author Short Story 1841/04/00
The Pit and the Pendulum Author Short Story 1842/00/00
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The Masque of the Red Death Author Short Story 1842/05/00
The Tell-Tale Heart Author Short Story 1843/01/00
  • Best American Short Stories
The Black Cat Author Short Story 1843/08/19
The Raven Author Poem 1845/01/29
The Cask of Amontillado Author Short Story 1846/11/00
The Bells Author Poem 1848/05/00
Annabel Lee Author Poem 1849/05/00
Author 1849/06/09
Tales of Mystery and Imagination Author Novel 1852/00/00
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