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Title: E.C. Waters to Walt Whitman, 24 December 1889

Date: December 24, 1889

Whitman Archive ID: loc.04635

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, "E. C. Waters," is in an unknown hand.

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Sag Harbour
Dec 24th 89

Dear Sir

Your volume of poems ordered by Miss Stoddart1 arrived safely—it was really intended for her Uncle Howard Helmick2 an Artist—who has been residing abroad many years—but who even there learned to know and love the poet and prohet of his Native land—We will be able now to enjoy and appreciate it in full—as we were able only to get a small selection in London—

Wishing you heartily the compliments of the season

I am
Yours Sincerely
E.C. Waters—

As yet we have no information about this correspondent.


1. As yet we have no information about this person. [back]

2. Howard Helmick (1845–1907) was an American painter, engraver, and illustrator who who lived in London for many years, during which time he often visited Ireland to do paintings of Irish landscapes and life. [back]


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