C. Chauncey Burr bought Steam Boat ticket for Poe


Found a gold mine of info about George Lippard’s friend Edgar Allan Poe in Hervey Allan’s book “Israfel”, e.g. p-651. “He (Poe) remained in (Phila, 1849) in the care of his friends C. Chauncey Burr and George Lippard…. The latter (G. L.) called upon Poe’s old employers for help as did G. Graham…the old friends in Philadelphia understood it all too well and helped when they could.”
“Burr now purchased a steam boat ticket for Poe as far as Baltimore, and provided another $10 by Graham and Peterson. And he (Poe) set out for Richmond with his carpet bag that had been lost for 10 days. He was accompanied to the docks by the faithful Burr. It was Friday, 13th” (July).

About Ric Ben-Safed

Technical and Freelance Writer, degrees in History,Psychology, and Master's in Social Policy and Planning. written hundreds of reports in regard to mental health, major research in genealogy and genetic genealogy as well as local history. I try to be and Independent leaning Libertarian but also like the cooperative anarchist ideas of L.Neil Smith, Murray Rombard, J. Neil Schulman. Fascinated by (Philadelphians, George Lippard ( 1830-1854). Gothic & City Noir, appreciate the Mystics of Philadelphia Mystic Johaness Kelpius (1667-1708), even "God may be a Verb!).
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