The Museum Collection

Boston Recorder for June 17, 1820

ID #: 605
Creator: Nathaniel Willis
Date: June 17, 1820
Format: Newspaper
Source: Gift of N. S. Conover, 1933
Collection: Poe Foundation, Inc.
Publisher: Nathaniel Willis
Place of Publication: Boston
Publish Date: June 17, 1820


This newspaper was edited by Nathaniel Willis (1780-1870). Willis was a Boston editor and publisher who established the newspapers Eastern Argus and Boston Recorder as well as the magazine The Youth's Companion. Willis was also the father of Edgar Allan Poe's friend Nathaniel Parker Willis (1806-1867). Poe worked as Nathaniel P. Willis's assistant at the Evening Mirror from October 1844 until February 1845.