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Title: Henry Tyrrell to Walt Whitman, 31 May [1884]

Date: May 31, 1884

Whitman Archive ID: loc.04302

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.

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126 Waverly Place,
New York
31 May

Dearest Walt:

One more Manhattanese sends loving remembrances on this your festival day.1

I wish I were within hand-clasping distance; but if all your friends were to come at once, Camden could not contain the multitude.

May you flourish like your own green "Leaves".

Henry Tyrrell.

Henry Tyrrell was a journalist, poet, and historian from New York, and apparently associated with Frank Leslie's Publishing House. Tyrrell published in some of the same venues as Whitman (such as The Cosmopolitan and The Century) and was a fellow member in the American Copyright League.


1. It was Whitman's 65th birthday. [back]


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