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Mrs. Poe in a lead role... Edgar Allan Poe's mother...



Item # 674258

October 05, 1807

BOSTON GAZETTE, Oct. 5, 1807.
 
* Edgar Allan Poe's father & mother theater ad
 
On page 3 under "Boston Theatre" is a listing for a play called "KING LEAR, And His Three Daughters", with Mrs. Poe as "Cordelia" (misprinted as Cornelia, the youngest daughter of King Lear. This was the mother of Edgar Allan Poe, the famous author and poet. His father is also listed: "Duke of Albany, Mr. Poe." Rare to find such ads in period newspapers.
News of the day with other interesting ads. Complete with 4 pages, a few small ink stains, nice condition.

Category: Pre-Civil War