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"Patrick McCarthy" <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 16 Mar 1993 20:58:57 -0800
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From: ALAN REESE <[log in to unmask]>

I was just reading through a memoir of Poe in an 1882 edition of his poems
which ended with this note:
        "Several of the lady friends of Poe and Virginia mitigated the
        grief of the venerable Mrs. Clemm. Dickens, when in this
        country, called on her, and had a long and sympathetic interview
        with her. He also left her a substantial gift, as proof of his
        respect for Poe's memory."
Can anyone verify such a meeting? What was the "substantial gift" Dickens
presented to her?