Title: Walt Whitman to William C. Bryant, [18 October 1884]
Date: October 18, 1884
Source: The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), 3:380. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Whitman Archive ID: loc.05854
Contributors to digital file: Stefan Schöberlein, Kyle Barton, and Nicole Gray
William C. Bryant (1830–1898), a lawyer and president of the Buffalo Historical Society, was responsible for placing the remains of Red Jacket and other Senecan chiefs in Forest Lawn Cemetery.
1. This is a draft letter. [back]
2. "Red Jacket (from Aloft)" was printed in Transactions of the Buffalo Historical Society, 3 (1885), 105. [back]