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Andrew Tutt's Notebook Andrew T. Tutt was the first husband of Edgar Alllan Poe's cousin, Elizabeth Rebecca Herring, the woman to whom Poe originally dedicated his poem "To Eliza." Tutt… leather, paper ca. 1829
Brass Ladle from Poe's Cottage 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,… Brass Early Nineteenth Century
Candelabra Belonging to Marie Louise Shew This pair of Old Sheffield Plate candelabra were once owned by Marie Louise Shew, the woman to who Poe dedicated the poems "To M.L.S." and "The Beloved Physician."… Sheffield Plate 1800-1810
Chinese Plate for Poe's Boyhood Home This eighteenth century Canton plate was once part of a set owned by Poe's foster parent's John and Frances Allan. It was bought at the estate sale of the Allan… Porcelin 18th Century
Coffee Pot from Poe's Sister's Home This silver-plated coffee pot was used by Poe's sister's foster family, the Mackenzies, at their Richmond home, Duncan Lodge. Poe's sister lived with the Mackenzies… Silver plated with wooden handle
Dancing Shoes Owned by the Poe Family These ladies' kid white leather dancing shoes were purchased in London by Edgar Allan Poe's mother-in-law/aunt Maria Poe Clemm's future husband William Clemm on a… kid white leather 1805
Decanter from Edgar Allan Poe's Boyhood Home This is one of two glass decanters from the home of Poe's foster parents, John and Frances Allan, given to the Poe Museum in 1931 by Josie and Katie Halloran, whose…
Decanters from Poe's Boyhood Home These cut glass decaters were used in the home of John and Frances Allan, foster parents of Edgar Allan Poe. The Poe Museum purchased them on September 14, 1922 for…
Edgar Allan Poe's Boot Hooks A few weeks before his death, Edgar Allan Poe left these boot hooks at Duncan Lodge, the home in which his sister, Rosalie Mackenzie Poe, lived with her foster… wood, metal unknown
Edgar Allan Poe's Boyhood Bed Edgar Poe slept in this bed as a child in the home of his foster parents John and Frances Allan. After Poe outgrew the bed, Allan gave it to his business partner… Primary- Oak, Secondary- Poplar, Yellow Pine Early Nineteenth Century
Edgar Allan Poe's Mother-in-Law's Stockings Edgar Poe's mother-in-law, Maria Poe Clemm (1790-1871), was also the sister of Poe's father, David Poe, Jr. It was to Maria Clemm that Poe dedicated his 1849 poem… silk
Edgar Allan Poe's Socks After Poe's early death, this piece was one of the articles of Poe's clothing his mother-in-law kept in a trunk of his possessions. Although the trunk is lost, we… silk
Edgar Allan Poe's Trunk When Poe lay dying in a Baltimore hospital, his attending physician asked him where his trunk was. Since Poe was traveling when he died, it was assumed he had a… wood, leather, brass Probably 1840s
Edgar Allan Poe's Vest This fine silk embroidered vest was once owned by Edgar Allan Poe. It serves as a reminder of contemporary descriptions of the poet as an "elegant appearing… Silk
Edgar Allan Poe's Walking Stick On his last night in Richmond, two weeks before his death, Edgar Poe left this walking stick at the home of his friend and physician, Dr. John Carter, on his last… wood, silver tip
Elmira Royster Shelton's Spectacles These spectacles were worn by Poe's first and last fiancee, Elmira Royster Shelton. Poe was first engaged to Shelton in 1826, when he was seventeen years old, but… metal, glass 19th Century
English Revival Tall Back Side Chair from Allan Home The brass plaque attached to the back of this chair reads: "This chair, in the Allan Home when Poe lived there, was purchased by Mrs. Charles E. Wortham at the sale… Primary- Poplar 1840-1860
Gothic Revival High Back Hall Chair from Allan Home This chair was purchased at the 1881 estate sale of Poe's foster father's widow, Louisa G. Allan, by Mrs. Samuel Gordon Wallace, whose daughter, Mrs. Maxwell G.… Primary: Mahogany ca. 1845
Irons from Poe's Boyhood Home These two brass irons are said to have been used in Poe's boyhood home in Richmond. brass, wood handles
Lock of Eliza White's Hair Rumors linked Poe with Eliza White, the daughter of Poe's employer, Thomas White, the owner of the Southern Literary Messenger. In 1835, Poe dedicated his poem… Hair
Nail File Given by Edgar Allan Poe to His Proofreader 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… Sterling Silver Nail File
Opium Jug from Poe's Sister's Foster Family This Chinese opium jug was used by the Mackenzies, the Richmond family that fostered Poe's sister, Rosalie Mackenzie Poe, after her mother's death in 1811. Rosalie… Porcelin
Pitcher from the Exchange Hotel This silver-plated picher was used in the Exchange Hotel, the location of Poe's last public reading. A popular speaker, Poe delivered lectures and recited poetry in… Silverplated Pitcher ca. 1855-1890
Poe's Sister's Artwork Edgar Allan Poe's only sister, Rosalie Poe (1810-1874), painted and embroidered this handkerchief case. She also appears to have composed the couplet written… Before 1874
Poe's Wife's Trinket Box Poe's wife, Virginia Clemm Poe, owned this little trinket box covered in red leatherette. Often on the verge of starvation, the Poe family lived in modest homes and… Wood, leatherette, metal
Rosalie Poe's Book of Sheet Music Edgar Allan Poe's sister Rosalie Mackenzie Poe used this book of sheet music while playing her piano forte, which is also in the Poe Museum's collection. When Poe's… Volume containing 32 books of sheet music
Rosalie Poe's Piano This is the piano played by Edgar Allan Poe's sister Rosalie Mackenzie Poe. When Poe's mother died, his only sister, Rosalie Poe, was taken in by the Mackenzie… piano forte, mahogany 1838-1840
Rosalie Poe's Sewing Box Poe's only sister, Rosalie M. Poe (1810-1874) owned this sewing box. Rosalie Poe spent most of her life in Richmond, where she taught Penmanship at the Mackenzie…
Salt Cellars from Poe's Boyhood Home These salt cellars were used to hold salt on the dinner table in boy's boyhood home, "Moldavia," the Richmond mansion in which he lived with his foster parents,… glass
Sconce from Poe's Boyhood Home This sconce was used in the Allan home "Moldavia" in which Poe lived with his foster parents from 1825 until 1827. Most of the contents were sold at an estate sale… Sconce ca.1840-1850
Sewing Table from Poe's Boyhood Home This table originally belonged to Mary Gallego, who lived in the Richmond Mansion "Moldavia" before Poe's foster parents, the Allans, purchased the home. Mrs.… American Sheraton Sewing Table, walnut ca. 1800
Side Chair from Allan Home This is one of a pair of American Sheraton Fancy Painted side chairs from the Allan home "Moldavia" in which Poe lived from 1825 until 1827. The chairs were… American Sheraton fancy painted side chairs ca. 1815
Victorian Rococo Chair from Poe's Boyhood Home This Victorian Rococo chair was used by Poe's foster family, the Allans, at their Richmond home, "Moldavia." The chair was given to the Poe Museum in 1963 by Ellen… Primary: Mahogany ca.1845-1850
Virginia Poe's Mirror This mirror was found in Poe's trunk after his death and is believed to have belonged to his wife, Virginia Clemm Poe. It is an American Hepplewhite String Inlaid… Primary: Mahogany, Secondary: Yellow Pine
William Mackenzie's Liquor Bottles These three cut glass liquor bottles are from the liquor chest of William Mackenzie (1775-1829) the foster father of Edgar Allan Poe's only sister Rosalie Mackenzie… Three Cut Glass Liquor Bottles