Title: Titus M. Coan to Walt Whitman, 22 November 1880
Date: November 22, 1880
Editorial notes: The annotations, "Titus M Coan's letter," and "books sent $10 due from Century Club," are in the hand of Walt Whitman.
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Location: This photocopy is held in the Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1839–1919, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Whitman Archive ID: loc.05968
Contributors to digital file: Alex Kinnaman and Nicole Gray
109 EAST 15TH STREET
November 22d 1880
My Dear Sir,
Please send us your "author's edition" of the Poems, for the library of this club, with bill for our Treasurer to pay next month.
—I have been long on the look-out for a copy of the "Leaves of Grass," first edition, but have not yet succeeded in finding one. In any edition, first or last, I believe they are to have lasting remembrance. They are the American poetry which the Old World has been challenging us so long to produce; they "stir the blood like the sound of a trumpet."
Titus M. Coan.