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Title: George Wagner to Walt Whitman, 12 May [1890]

Date: May 12, [1890]

Whitman Archive ID: loc.04653

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: This letter from George Wagner has been crossed out. On the other side, Whitman wrote a letter to his younger sister Hannah Whitman Heyde, which is dated July 30, 1890. See loc.04777.

Contributors to digital file: Cristin Noonan, Amanda J. Axley, Paige Wilkinson, and Stephanie Blalock



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New Ulm, Minn,
May 12.

Dear Sir:

Will the most pleasing poet of our nation do an ardent admirer the extreme favor of presenting him with his autograph.

Your obedient servant,
George Wagner.


Correspondent:
The correspondent may be the George Wagner (1873–1954) who was born in 1873 in Minnesota. He was the son of Carl Wagner (1830–1911)—a dealer in furniture—and Ernestine Fenske Wagner (1839–1915); the family lived in New Ulm, Minnesota.


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