July 2, 2003: From the Archives

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Leaving for home after Commencement, diploma tucked under his arm, is Baltimore’s Edgar Allan Poe 1891. (His father, John Poe 1854, was a cousin of the poet.) Edgar and his five brothers contributed to many Princeton football victories between 1882 and 1902. During the Harvard game in 1889, an alumnus was asked by a Harvard man if Poe was related to the great Edgar Allan Poe; the alumnus responded, “He is the great Edgar Allan Poe.”