The Southern Literary Messenger, Devoted to Every Department of Literature and The Fine Arts
T. W. White
Volume 1, number 1
Presentation copy, inscribed by the creator and editor Thomas White. Southern Literary Messenger was the undisputed voice of Southern literature for three decades, beginning in August 1834. It afforded Edgar Allan Poe his first important literary platform as editor and contributor in 1834. He wrote sixty-eight reviews and literary appearances between February 1835 and January 1837.