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On Thomas Flemming de-bunking the Mythology about George Washington


It was really refreshing to hear author, historian Thomas Flemming carefully debunking all the ‘myths’ that have grown up about George Washington. Pointing at the face on the Dollar bill Flemming said; ‘That George Washington" was boring. Sure, George Washington … Continue reading

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George Lippard and Edgar A. Poe both wrote about “Annabel Lee”


Poe wrote: It was many and many a year ago, In a kingdom by the sea, That a maiden lived whom you may know By the name of Annabel Lee… -Edgar Allan Poe Annabel Lee 1849 Lippard wrote: as a … Continue reading

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9 Feb 1854, Philadelphia Journalist writer George Lippard died.


George Lippard was but 30 yrs old, and had, in 1849, created and wrote the manual for the Brotherhood of the Union. It was not a Union in the modern sense of the word, but did have death and burial … Continue reading

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Poeiana – Happy Birthday, Edgar/Box of Books/Birthday Celebrations/Baltimore Poe House


Many thanks to Herbphilly for this update on Poe today. –Ric Ben-Safed On Sunday, January 19, 2014 6:07 AM, “herbphilly@aol.com” <herbphilly@aol.com> wrote: ========== For Poe’s Birthday A BOX OF BOOKS Just in time for Poe’s 205th birthday, the full text … Continue reading

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Poeiana – Birthday Celebrations/Playing cards/Doré


Good information and I appreciate my friend Herbphilly for allowing me to re-post these notices. On Tuesday, January 14, 2014 8:18 AM, “herbphilly@aol.com” <herbphilly@aol.com> wrote: PHILADELPHIA BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION Two events for Poe’s 205th birthday “Poe for Know-it-alls” Saturday, January 18, … Continue reading

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J. Kelpius manuscripts are star in Historical Society of Pennsylvania re-opening


Strolled into the new refurbished and reconstructed HSP and saw four display cases , all temp and humidity controlled with a glass case over the items to prevent the historical works from being handled by mere humans. But on the … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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The Bastard Writers At Downton Abbey, And Why You Should Be More Like Them


The Bastard Writers At Downton Abbey, And Why You Should Be More Like Them.

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A common theme between Dickens, Poe, and Lippard


A common theme between Dickens, Poe, and Lippard.

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Amazing find on a Philadelphia County Map.


I was really surprised when I discovered that Philadelphia’s lesser known Mayor George M. Dallas was elected Vice President of the U.S., He was VP when James Polk was elected President 1844-48. He also has a street named after him. … Continue reading

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