Notebook

Edgar Allan Poe

  • The Raven
    • Weak and Weary
  • The Tell-Tale Heart
    • The beating of the heart
    • Hunter stalking prey
  • William Wilson
    • Inspiration for movie Black Swan
  • Fanny
    • Poem
    • References dying swan
  • Swan Point Cemetery
    • Proposed to Sarah Helen Whitman
    • Providence
  • Buried near the location of the sinkhole in the article

John William James Letters

  • Box 1
    • Poe-like feel
    • Morbid
    • “The leaky pipe carries more water.”
    • “Breaks and leaks more likely to show depression.”
    • “To last decades. And perhaps a century.”
  • Box 2
    • Favorite picture is a dragon killing a man
    • Janus
      • Two faced god said to look to the past and the future
    • 1618 on the back visible by blacklight

Leakin Park

  • Baltimore park
  • Dumping ground for bodies
  • Serial killers

The Swan Lithograph

  • “Infants Cabinet of Birds and Beasts”
    • Same page as a volture
    • Printed in 1820 in London
  • Female swan called a pen
    • JWJ letter 1 mentions wishing he had a pen
  • The Swan
    • Baltimore ballet
      • Serial killer that used a pen maul as weapon

Star Chart

  • Cygnus Constellation
    • Swan
      • Once seen as a volture
        • Like Lyra

Fiber on Back of Star Chart

  • Harp String

Medicine Cup

  • Mental asylum?
  • Hospital?
  • Nursing home?

Tooth

  • Not human

Poem include in Letter 2

  • Bloody fingerprint visible by blacklight
  • Made-up words
    • ecalp
    • seloh
  • A piece of me
    • the tooth?