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Title: Carlyle's words

Creators: Walt Whitman, Unknown, Horace Traubel

Date: Around 1888

Source: The Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1839–1919, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Transcribed from digital images of the original item.

Whitman Archive ID: loc.03440

Notes written on manuscript: On surface 1, in the hand of Horace Traubel: "see notes Nov. 10, 1888"

Contributors to digital file: Lauren Grewe, Ty Alyea, Nicole Gray, and Matt Cohen



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Mr. Walt. Whitman,

Camden, N.J.

Dear Sir:—

Some four of five weeks ago I wrote you for your autograph, but have as yet received no reply. Will you not kindly favor me by early mail? It will be greatly appreciated.

Yours very truly,

M. Ida Phares,
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Carlyle's words: ......"this poor, diminishing, quack world" Another time "this poor muddy world."


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