John Henry Ingram (1842 - 1916)
John Henry Ingram (1842–1916) was an English biographer and editor with a special interest in Edgar Allan Poe. Ingram was born November 16, 1842, at 29 City Road, Finsbury Square, Middlesex, and died February 12, 1916, at Brighton, England. His family lived at Stoke Newington, recollections of which appear in Poe's works. J. H. Ingram dedicated himself to the resurrection of Poe's reputation, maligned by the dubious memoirs of Rufus Wilmot Griswold; he published the first reliable biography of the author and a four volume collection of his works. Sarah Helen Whitman correspondence with Ingram, with her letters from Poe and a daguerrotype portrait, was added to the library of material he was assembling; Ingram's Poe collection is now held at the Alderman Library at the University of Virginia.
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