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Title: Annie Tolman Smith to Walt Whitman, 6 June 1871

Date: June 6, 1871

Whitman Archive ID: loc.01902

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.

Editorial note: The annotation, "AT Smith," is in the hand of Walt Whitman.

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My dear
Mr Whitman

Please write Your Autograph & Enclose in the Accompanying Envelope I appreciate the Many [illegible] [illegible] favors Asked of You feel desire Your Autograph So Much to Add to My Already Good Collection that I trouble you—Please oblige one of Your Greatest Admirers.

A T. Smith

June 6th 1871.

Anna Tolman Smith (1840–1917) was an American writer and educator who wrote reports for the United States Office of Education for more than thirty-five years (American Association for the Advancement of Science, General Program of the Meeting [Washington: The Association, 1969] 40:77). She was the author of "Progress of Education for Women," which was published in the Annual Report of the Department of the Interior (U.S. Government Printing Office, 1871).


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