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Title: Joaquin Miller to Walt Whitman, December 1877

Date: December 1877

Whitman Archive ID: loc.03141

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 annotation, "from Joaquin Miller Dec '77," is in the hand of Walt Whitman. The annotation, "see notes Dec 2d 1888," is in the hand of Horace Traubel.

Contributors to digital file: Vince Moran, Eder Jaramillo, Grace Thomas, and Nicole Gray

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Lapierre House

My dear Poet.

I write you from NY asking you to be the chief figure in a box with [Childs?] [Dayton?] and self on the eve of the 24th [inst?] at the opening of my play at the Walnut St. Theatre. I have not heard from you. My dear friend are you not well enough to come? Longfellow was ith me at [Boston?]. Come and we will [pet?] you to death. We all want so much to see you.

Joaquin Miller


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