The Museum Collection

Poe's Prospectus for the Penn Magazine

ID #: 609
Creator: Edgar Allan Poe
Date: October 31, 1840
Format: Newspaper
Source: Gift of John W. Robertson, 1934
Collection: Poe Foundation, Inc.
Publisher: Daily Chronicle
Place of Publication: Philadelphia
Publish Date: October 31, 1840


The October 31, 1840 issue of the Daily Chroncle contains Poe's prospectus for the Penn Magazine, a journal he hoped to establish. Starting his own magazine was a dream of Poe's that he pursued until his death in 1849. In this prospectus, Poe details his plans for the magazine.