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Title: Samuel B. Wright to Walt Whitman, 21 May 1885

Date: May 21, 1885

Whitman Archive ID: loc.04624

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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Oskaloosa Iowa
May 21—85

Dear Sir:

Have you any other volume published besides "Leaves of Grass" and "Specimen Days & Collect"? I have these two, and have been acquainted with your writings for some time, altho but a young man as yet. I will be glad to procure any other volume you may have. I have seen in some public library (I think at Minneapolis and Cincinnati) a volume of biography, altho it seems to me now there were two different ones.

I would be pleased also to have a large picture of yourself, if any has ever been published. A cabinet photograph, at any rate. I will remit you whatever these may be worth. I understand you have no publisher now, altho "David McKay Phila." appears on the title page of your books—

Awaiting with interest a line from you, I am
Your Young Friend & Well-wisher
Samuel B. Wright

To Walt Whitman:
Camden N.J.

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