Poe archive

A collection of early american letters
and memoirs.

About the Poe Archive

Welcome to the Poe Collection of Early American letters. Our purpose is to provide public access to a few of our privately owned letters, documents, and diaries in an effort to share their content with those who are interested in genealogy, military history, or simply want to experience America's past firsthand.

You will find no letters from George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglas or other such personages; what you will find is a myriad of personalities long since past that relate their own stories of adventure, struggle, tragedy, and war in the most intimate fashion.