The Museum Collection

"The Purloined Letter" in Chamber's Edinburgh Journal

ID #: 601.108
Creator: Edgar Allan Poe
Date: November 30, 1844
Format: Magazine
Source: Gift of John W. Robertson
Collection: Poe Foundation, Inc.
Publisher: Chamber's Edinburgh Journal
Place of Publication: Edinburgh, Scotland
Publish Date: November 30, 1844


Shortly after the first printing of Poe's detective story "The Purloined Letter" in October 1844 in the anthology The Gift, the story was reprinted in abridged form in Chamber's Edinburgh Journal. In the absence of an international copyright law, Poe was not paid for this printing.