The Museum Collection

Brass Ladle from Poe's Cottage

ID #: 213
Creator: Unknown
Date: Early Nineteenth Century
Format: Brass
Source: Mrs. Daniel C. Sands
Collection: Poe Foundation, Inc.
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The Poe family used this ladle in the Fordham, New York cottage in which Edgar Allan Poe; his wife, Virginia Clemm Poe; and his mother-in-law, Maria Poe Clemm, lived from 1846 until 1849. Mrs. Daniel C. Sands, whose grandmother-in-law had purchased the ladle from an auction held at the cottage, donated the piece to the Poe Museum in 1922.