The Museum Collection

Nail File Given by Edgar Allan Poe to His Proofreader

ID #: 1082
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Format: Sterling Silver Nail File
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Source: Gift of Kenneth Bengel
Collection: Poe Foundation, Inc.
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Poe gave this nail file to William T. Richardson to thank him for his assistance in proofreading the Southern Literary Messenger. Richardson's grandson, Kenneth Bengel, donated it to the Poe Museum in 1964.

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