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Title: S. F. Michel to Walt Whitman, 10 May 1876

Date: May 10, 1876

Whitman Archive ID: loc.03659

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.

Related item: This letter has been struck through. Whitman drafted his January 24, 1877, letter to Edward Cattell on the back of this letter. See loc.01251.

Contributors to digital file: Alex Kinnaman, Elizabeth Lorang, John Schwaninger, Caterina Bernardini, Marie Ernster, Erel Michaelis, Amanda J. Axley, and Stephanie Blalock

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Editorial Rooms
The Tribune.
May 10, 1876.

Walt Whitman, Esq.
My dear Sir:—

Your letter of the 5th,1 with enclosure has just reached me. Had it arrived earlier—say by Sunday last—I should have accepted your terms, but now it is too late, in consequence of other arrangements, to use it. I therefore enclose it to you.

Very respectfully,
S. F. Michel.

Little is known about S. F. Michel who seems to have been employed in the editorial department of the Chicago Tribune.


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