Children of this Relationship
No known Affairs for this Relationship. Add an Affair
Relationship Information, Quotes, and Trivia
Where and/or how did Sarah Helen Whitman and Edgar Allan Poe meet?
Why did Sarah Helen Whitman and Edgar Allan Poe break up?
Other Relationship Information about Sarah Helen Whitman and Edgar Allan Poe:
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.