Title: Katie E. S. Macdonald to Walt Whitman, 5 June 1880
Date: June 5, 1880
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Location: Charles Sixsmith Collection at the John Rylands Library, University of Manchester
Whitman Archive ID: man.00030
Contributors to digital file: Eder Jaramillo, Nima Najafi Kianfar, Alicia Meyer, Nicole Gray, and Stefan Schöberlein
I am one of many in this country who look for different preaching & teaching from that of past generations, who thank you that you have led the van in a glorious charge against materialism & asceticism. It is high time that, with our boasted culture, we should be simpler & truer than we are; that having learned of God from X (& from many others weaker than He but stronger than we) these many generations we should now be holier men & women than we are.
Will you send me a copy of your "Leaves of Grass" (I enclose P.O.O. for £1), address it to "Miss Macdonald, c/o Professor Blackie, Oban, Scotland" & oblige
yrs very heartily
Katie E.S. Macdonald
I find it is not usual to enclose the receipt of the money order I have sent you. But you will find I have sent the money all right