Below is an excerpt describing Nancy's perception of Edgar Allan Poe as well as comments made by Nancy's brother, (Amos) Bardwell Heywood.
Poe then arranged his card to spend time at the Richmonds, neighbors to whom Jane Locke hand introduced him. There he met Nancy Richmond, the twenty-eight-year-old wife of a successful paper manufacturer [Charles B. Richmond] "and mother of a three-year-old girl." (Silverman 346) Ms. Richmond also took an interest in Poe, describing him as "unlike any other person, I had ever known, that I could not think of him in the same way--he was incomparable--not to be measured by any ordinary standard." (Silverman) In the Richmond household Poe found audience for recitation of his unfortunate past. Bardwell Richmond [sic] [Amos Bardwell Heywood], Nancy's brother, was struck by Poe's account of the brotherly/sisterly affection in his and Virginia's relationship. Bardwell thought such a relationship unusual as a basis for matrimony.
Part of the Edgar Allan Poe poem "For Annie":
From Modern English prose:
Letters purported to be between A.(Annie, formerly Nancy) L. (Locke) Richmond and Edgar Allan Poe can be found here.