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Title: Melville Philips to Walt Whitman, 21 May 1891

Date: May 21, 1891

Whitman Archive ID: loc.03505

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 May 22 1891," is in the hand of Horace Traubel.

Contributors to digital file: Andrew David King, Cristin Noonan, Alex Ashland, and Stephanie Blalock

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THE PRESS COMPANY, Limited, Proprietors,
Philadelphia, May 21st 1891

My dear Mr. Whitman:

Thanks. I know no speedier way to get you the $10 than by the enclosed cheque.

Remember your visit to me.

Faithfully yrs
Melville Philips

Melville Phillips was an editor at Munyon's Illustrated World and visited Whitman in Camden to request that Whitman contribute work to the journal. He also reviewed November Boughs in the Philadelphia Press, where he served as literary editor, in 1888.


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