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Title: Charles Parsons to Walt Whitman, 25 July 1885

Date: July 25, 1885

Whitman Archive ID: loc.02270

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Art Department.

July 25, 1885.

Dear Sir:

We wish to publish your portrait in Harper's Weekly. Will you please say where we can get a good recent photograph? We would prefer one without the hat.

Yours truly,
Charles Parsons
Sup't Art Dep't, for E.D.W.

Walt Whitman, Esqre.

Charles Parsons (1820–1910) was the art superintendent of Harper & Brothers periodical publications.


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