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Title: Abraham Simpson to Walt Whitman, 20 September 1865

Date: September 20, 1865

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Location: The Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1839–1919, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

Whitman Archive ID: loc.00866

Contributors to digital file: Elizabeth Lorang, Vanessa Steinroetter, Eric Conrad, and Heidi Bean



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Sept 20th, 1865

Walt Whitman Esq

When I1 receive your extra sheet will then bind you 500 "Drum Taps."

Can you give me an [order on any person?] for a copy of your "Drum Taps" as I want[to?] match them.

As I have to pay nett cash for the materials used in your work would thank you to forward me the money.

Respectfully,
Abraham Simpson


Notes:

1. Abraham Simpson bound 500 copies of Whitman's Sequel to Drum-Taps in a dark red binding with goldstamped title on the front cover (and blindstamped on the back). [back]


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