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Title: George Weaver to Walt Whitman, 13 June 1885

Date: June 13, 1885

Whitman Archive ID: loc.04625

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: Walt Whitman crossed out George Weaver's request for an autograph, and on the back of the letter wrote notes toward "A Backward Glance O'er Travel'd Roads."

Contributors to digital file: Alex Ashland, Ian Faith, Nicole Gray, and Stephanie Blalock

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June 13/85

Mr. Walt Whitman
Dear Sir:

Will you kindly favor me with your Autograph on card enclosed and greatly oblige

Very Truly Yours
Geo Weaver

According to an Albany, New York, city directory for 1885, there were eight George Weavers living in the city at that time. Currently, there is not enough evidence to indicate which of the men wrote this letter. For more information, see The Albany City Directory For the Year 1885 (Albany, New York: Sampson, Davenport and Company, 1885), 299.


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