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Where and/or how did Edgar Allan Poe and Sarah Helen Whitman meet?
Why did Edgar Allan Poe and Sarah Helen Whitman break up?
Other Relationship Information about Edgar Allan Poe and Sarah Helen Whitman:
Increasingly unstable after his wife's death, Poe attempted to court the poet Sarah Helen Whitman, who lived in Providence, Rhode Island. Their engagement failed, purportedly because of Poe's drinking and erratic behavior. However, there is also strong evidence that Whitman's mother intervened and did much to derail their relationship. Poe then returned to Richmond and resumed a relationship with his childhood sweetheart, Sarah Elmira Royster.