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Title: Edward Sprague Marsh to Walt Whitman, 14 June 1890

Date: June 14, 1890

Whitman Archive ID: loc.03262

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, "sent circ June 16," is in the hand of Walt Whitman.

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Brandon, VT.1
June 14/90.

Walt Whitman,
Camden, N. J.
Dear Sir:

Have you any copies of the first edition of "Leaves of Grass"? Or of any subsequent unabridged edition? If so, and you can spare me a copy, please name price, and I will remit at once.

If you would kindly inscribe your name in the copy (should I be fortunate enough to get one) you would add materially to its value for me.

Respectfully Yours,
E. S. Marsh.

Edward Sprague Marsh (1857–?) was a lawyer in Brandon, Vermont, a collector of rare books, and the editor and publisher of the Brandon Chronicle in 1894 ("Marsh, Edward Sprague," The Encyclopedia of Vermont Biography, ed. Prentiss Cutler Dodge [Burlington, Vermont: Ullery Publishing Company, 1912], 258).


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