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Title: G. Jarrell to Walt Whitman, 15 September 1890

Date: September 15, 1890

Whitman Archive ID: loc.04263

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 9/16/90," is in the hand of Horace Traubel.

Contributors to digital file: Ian Faith, Ryan Furlong, Breanna Himschoot, and Stephanie Blalock

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A Day of Small Things.1 You were a "Nurse" in 1861. You are the biggist of humbug Poets of this or precedent generation!

G. Jarrell.

164 Willis Ave.2
New York

Little is known about G. Jarrell. Upon seeing this postal card, Horace Traubel referred to Jarrell as a "New York fanatic" (With Walt Whitman in Camden, Tuesday, September 16, 1890).


1. This postcard is addressed: Mr Whitman | Camden. | N.J. It is postmarked: New York | SEP 15 | 430 PM | Camden, N.J. | SEP 16 | 6 AM | 1890 | REC'D. [back]

2. Jarrell writes his address upside down at the top of this postal card. [back]


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