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Title: James Wilkie to Walt Whitman, 13 November 1886

Date: November 13, 1886

Whitman Archive ID: loc.04630

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 notes: The annotations, "ans'd," and "little pamphlet enclosed 'The Democratic Movement in Literature'," are in the hand of Walt Whitman. The annotation, "Wilkie Jas," is in an unknown hand.

Contributors to digital file: Stefan Schöberlein, Ian Faith, Kyle Barton, and Nicole Gray

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123 High Street.
13th November 1886

Dear Sir,

Will you accept the enclosed from one who is an admirer of your work? It is sent with the hope that it please you to know how highly in Scotland that work is appreciated.

Yours faithfully
James Wilkie

Walt Whitman
New Jersey

James Wilkie was a Scottish admirer of Whitman, whose 44-page pamphlet on the poet, The Democratic Movement in Literature, was printed in Scotland in 1886.


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