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Title: Annie Fields to Walt Whitman, 13 March 1887

Date: March 13, 1887

Whitman Archive ID: loc.02049

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: Alex Kinnaman, Stefan Schöberlein, Ian Faith, and Stephanie Blalock

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148 Charles St. Boston1
March 13th 1887

My dear Sir:

I hope you will do us the favor to accept the enclosed invitation! And will you kindly take a bed at this house and allow the committee to defray the expenses of your journey?

Looking for a favorable reply and a promise to be my guest,2 I remain

Very truly yours
Annie Fields

Annie Adams Fields (1834–1915) was a Bostonian writer. She was the wife of James Thomas Fields (of Ticknor & Fields) and had a literary salon at 148 Charles St.


1. A line has been drawn from near the upper left corner of the page to the bottom of the letter, near the lower right corner. [back]

2. There is no indication Whitman ever replied. [back]


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