Title: Le Baron Russell to Walt Whitman, 6 October 1863
Date: October 6, 1863
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Location: Walt Whitman Collection, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, The University of Texas at Austin
Whitman Archive ID: tex.00168
Contributors to digital file: Elizabeth Lorang, Janel Cayer, Kathryn Kruger, and Ted Genoways
Oct 6th 1863.
My dear sir,
You will find the amt enclosed—Hoping that we may be able to send you more hereafter,
I am very truly yours
L B Russell.
Walt Whitman Esq.
1. Benjamin H. Silsbee was the president of the Merchant's Bank in Salem and an influential member of the East India Marine Society. [back]
2. Dr. Le Baron Russell (1814–1819) was a Boston physician who was well acquainted with Ralph Waldo Emerson and James Redpath. Along with other philanthropically minded citizens, Russell sent Whitman money to be used in easing the suffering of the Civil War wounded languishing in the Washington, D.C., area. [back]