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Title: Walt Whitman to Harry Stafford, 13 April [1880]

Date: April 13, 1880

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Notes for this letter were derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller, 6 vols. (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977).

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

Whitman Archive ID: loc.03993

Contributors to digital file: Alicia Bones, Grace Thomas, Eder Jaramillo, Kevin McMullen, and Nicole Gray



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Tuesday evening April 131

Harry, if come up Thursday (say by the 5.13 p m train) go up to the hall by 7 oclock, and make yourself useful, if you feel like it—Give this note to the one it is address'd to2—ask for him there—(I will mention it to him—he is bossing the thing for me)—act as usher, or door keeper, or help in the box office—it will be fun for you—


Walt


Notes:

1. The envelope for this letter bears the address: Harry L Stafford | (Glendale) | Kirkwood | New Jersey. It is postmarked: Camden | Apr | 14 | N.J. [back]

2. See the letter from Whitman to William Reisdell of April 13, 1880[back]


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