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Title: William Carey to Walt Whitman, 5 December 1891

Date: December 5, 1891

Whitman Archive ID: loc.01224

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

Contributors to digital file: Andrew David King, Cristin Noonan, and Stephanie Blalock



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EDITORIAL DEPARTMENT
THE CENTURY MAGAZINE
UNION SQUARE NEW YORK
R. W. GILDER, EDITOR.
R. U. JOHNSON,
ASSOCIATE EDITOR.
C. C. BUEL,
ASSISTANT EDITOR.

My dear Mr Whitman:

I have sent you by express today a new etching which I think you will like.

It has occurred to me that you might sign these as you did the photographs years ago & in case of sale derive an income from them. I will look after the financial details & when I have any proceeds I will promptly remit them.

The etcher1 asks you to accept the five etchings he has signed & if you want more to let him know through me. His signature will indicate where yours should go.

Yours sincerely
William Carey
5 December 1891


Correspondent:
William Carey (1858–1901) worked for many years in a mission school for young men, and he was employed in the Editorial Department of The Century Magazine (William H. McElroy, "The Late William Carey," The New York Times [November 2, 1901], 27).

Notes:

1. The etching, by Thomas Johnson (1843–1904), became the frontispiece to Volume 7 of The Complete Writings of Walt Whitman (New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1902). It was based on a photograph of Walt Whitman taken by George C. Cox on April 15, 1887. Whitman referred to this photograph as "The Laughing Philosopher." [back]


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