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Title: George Hall to Walt Whitman, 11 May 1889

Date: May 11, 1889

Whitman Archive ID: loc.02251

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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S. Peter's Cottage,
Market Rasen.
May 11th 1889.

Dear Sir,

Accompanying this note is a little paper—the "Monthly Magazine"—containing [an?] article1 which I humbly [beg?] you may accept as a feeble expression of my gratification to you in return for all the greater delight and purer joy in life which in your writings—more especially in your "Leaves of Grass"—you have both given and revealed to me.

With sincerest good wishes and affectionate regards. I have the honour to be only a humble and obscure lover of yours
George Hall.
curate of Normandy.

As yet we have no information about this correspondent.


1. Hall is referring to an article he wrote entitled "Walt Whitman," which was published in the December 1888 issue of The Monthly Magazine. Hall included a copy of the article as an enclosure with this letter, but it does not seem to be extant. [back]


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