Title: Samuel E. Gross to Walt Whitman, 27 November 1886
Date: November 27, 1886
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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.02122
Contributors to digital file: Alex Kinnaman, Stefan Schöberlein, Ian Faith, Kyle Barton, and Nicole Gray
SAMUEL E. GROSS. REAL ESTATE AND LOANS.
SUBDIVIDER AND OWNER OF
CITY & SUBURBAN PROPERTY.
S. E. COR. DEARBORN & RANDOLPH STS.
BUILDER & SELLER OF HOUSES.
Chicago, Nov 27th 1886
Walt Whitman Esq.
Please accept my enclosed check for one hundred dollars. I am your debtor for the pleasure I derived from reading your poems, last month, on my return voyage from Europe to America—from the old to the new.
Your patriotic & noble lines are most worthy the attention of the American people. It is their duty and I believe if they knew of your necessities, it would be their pleasure, to assist so National a poet in his good old age. Wishing you many happy days, I am,
S. E. Gross
Samuel E. Gross (born 1843) was a realtor and writer from Chicago.