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Edgar Allen Poe was often in Du Solle's office and at Congress Hall.
Parry mentions that in a similar fashion to the Bohemians who met or interacted with Poe becoming celebrated authorities on their idol, "R.H. Stoddard, a sedate and staunch enemy of noisy freedom, used his recollection of an encounter wtih Poe as a sermon to his young friends on the evils of their mode of life" (9).
Poe fought against the smugness and prosperity of Boston, and for that reason he disliked Emerson very much.
Poe attacked him with literary criticism and English answered with an unjust response that entirely ignored libel laws. Poe sued him for damages.
According to Schreiber, English had ongoing disputes with Poe.
Briggs worked with Poe at the Broadway Journal, but the partnership did not work well. Poe bought out Briggs through an arrangement with Horace Greeley, then ran the paper himself, albeit less successfully.
Briggs accepted several of Poe's submissions to the Broadway Journal and eventually made him an associate editor.
In the Philadephia Press Mackenzie falsely accuses Gardette's collection of poetry titled The Fire Fiend and other Poems to have been written by Poe.
Greeley helped Poe buy Briggs out of the Broadway Journal.
Decades after his death, Briggs and Thomas English were named by Stoddard as Poe's "Bohemian friends."
Winter says that Brougham knew Poe well.
English was mentioned by Stoddard as one of Poe's Bohemian friends.
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