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Title: William Carey to Walt Whitman, 8 December 1891

Date: December 8, 1891

Whitman Archive ID: loc.01225

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.

Notes for this letter were derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller, 6 vols. (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), and supplemented, updated, or created by Whitman Archive staff as appropriate.

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 am very glad you are pleased with the pictures.1 They all came back safely this afternoon except mine. If you will kindly look over those you have kept you will find one with my name on & a few words from the etcher below. If so will you please express it to me.

I hope you will live to great many new years

Yours sincerely
William Carey
8 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. OnDecember 5, 1891, Cary had sent Whitman some prints of an etching of the poet and was ready to act as Whitman's agent in the sale of them. 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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