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Title: Lawrence Galimberti to Walt Whitman, 24 May 1889

Date: May 24, 1889

Whitman Archive ID: loc.02125

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.

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24 May 18891

My sir.

I am a poor letter-press labourer, that read your poems in the selected translations of professor Gamberale.2

I desire read your poems in the original; but in Italy I not have aid for to acquire the volume.

I pray then you to rec to my a copy. I will be fortunate in case you shall write your name upon the volume.

I pray you to pardon to me this nonsensical letter

Yours sincerely
Laurence Galimberti

As yet we have no information about this correspondent.


1. This letter is addressed: To Walt Whitman in | Camden, New Jersey | (Stati Uniti d'America). It is postmarked: CUNEO | 24 | 5-89 | 12M; Torino [illegible] | No. 3 | 24 | Mae | 89| [(Ambie)?]; New York | Jun 4 | 89; Paid | C | All; Camden, NJ | Jun 5 | 10AM | 1889 | REC'D. [back]

2. Luigi Gamberale published several translations of Whitman's poetry into Italian. Galimberti may be referring to Gamberale's Cati Sceliti Di Walt Whitman, published in Milan in 1887. [back]


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