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Title: Joaquin Miller to Walt Whitman, December 1877

Date: December 1877

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.

Source: 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.

Location: The Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1839-1919, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

Whitman Archive ID: loc.03141

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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