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Title: James Knowles to Walt Whitman, 19 May 1887

Date: May 19, 1887

Whitman Archive ID: loc.03207

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 note: The annotation, "see notes April 12 1888," is in the hand of Horace Traubel.

Contributors to digital file: Alex Kinnaman, Stefan Schöberlein, Ian Faith, and Stephanie Blalock

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"The Nineteenth Century,"
1 Paternoster Square,
London, E.C.

May 19th 1887

My Dear Sir

I greatly regret being unable to avail myself of the Poem "November Boughs"1 which you so kindly sent me with your note dated May 2d. In order not to put you to inconvenience by delay, I return them at once enclosed herewith—& with very many thanks for your kind thought of me I remain

Yours very truly
James Knowles
Walt Whitman Esq

James Thomas Knowles, Jr. (1831–1908) was a British architect and editor of the The Nineteenth Century.


1. Lippincott's Magazine published Whitman's poem cluster "November Boughs" in the November 1887 issue. [back]


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