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Title: George E. Dixon to Walt Whitman, 29 November 1888

Date: November 29, 1888

Related item: Whitman drew a single pencil line down the center of Dixon's autograph request. On the recto of a blank sheet, he drafted a notice that would eventually appear in the final "Deathbed Edition" of Leaves of Grass published by David McKay. In this note, Whitman begins to articulate his desire for McKay's version to be the definitive edition.

Source: Transcribed from digital images or a microfilm reproduction of the original item. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

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

Whitman Archive ID: loc.07383

Contributors to digital file: Alex Ashland, Ian Faith, Nicole Gray, Caterina Bernardini, and Stephanie Blalock



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Phila.
Nov. 29' 1888

Mr Walt Whitman
Camden, N.J.
Dear Sir

I assure you that your kindness will be highly appreciated if you are pleased to favor me with your autograph on the enclosed card

Very truly,
Geo. E. Dixon


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