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Title: Frederic R. Marvin to Walt Whitman, 22 July 1875

Date: July 22, 1875

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Location: The Thomas Biggs Harned Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1842–1937, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

Whitman Archive ID: loc.05679

Contributors to digital file: Alex Kinnaman, Jonathan Y. Cheng, Elizabeth Lorang, Nima Najafi Kianfar, and Nicole Gray



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New York
July 22, 1875

Walt Whitman
Dear Sir,

I am preparing a book to be called "Songs of the Mystics" and I wish to insert a poem from you, all your poems have to me an air of mysticism and of realism which make it difficult to choose between them. Will you choose for me? I greatly admire your "A Word out of the Sea" but it is not appropriate.

Very Truly and Respectfully
Frederic R. Marvin.

Please address.1


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1. Whitman crossed this letter out and wrote prose notes on the back. [back]


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