A Valentine to Poe, and Other Traditions of Olde – Valentines Day Special PDT3K – American History

What Valentine did Edgar Allen Poe receive from his lover one fateful year? You’ll find this along with many interesting old Valentines Day traditions in this special holiday episode. If you ever want to divine your lover’s identity, this episode will teach you plenty of ways. Enjoy!

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Main Sources

Earle, A. M. (1894, February). “St. Valentine’s Day in Olden Times.” The Outlook, 271-272.

Harrison, J. A., and Dailey, C. F. (1909, January). “Poe and Mrs. Whitman: New Light on a Romantic Episode.” Century Magazine, 439-452.

“St. Valentine’s Day.” (1879, February). Century Magazine, 506-507.

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