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Title: John Q. A. Ward to Walt Whitman, 1 June 1876

Date: June 1, 1876

Whitman Archive ID: loc.01982

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 notes: The annotations, "3 Vols. &c &c sent June 8 '76 by Ex & rec'd," and "June 1st JQA Ward 9 or 10 Vols, &c sent, by Ex," are in the hand of Walt Whitman.

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My dear Mr Whitman

I inclose check for Fifty dollars ($50) my subscription for five copies of your complete works

If I understand it correctly that is the price.

Be kind enough to send them to my address.

With all fond wishes for your health and happiness

I am Very Truly Yours
J. Q. A. Ward

140 East 38th St.
New York
June 1st/76

P.S. Will you be kind enough to put your autograph in each copy?

John Quincy Adams Ward (1830–1910) was an American sculptor who trained for seven years in Brooklyn, New York, with the sculptor Henry Kirke Brown (1814–1886). He would later create portrait busts of public figures in Washington before opening his own Studio in New York City. He is known for his work on the statue of George Washington at the Federal Hall National Memorial in Manhattan.


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