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Title: Unidentified Correspondent to Walt Whitman, [1891?]

Date: [1891?]

Whitman Archive ID: loc.04913

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: A line has been drawn through this autograph request, and the letter has also been cut in half. Whitman used the back of the letter to write notes about his seventy-second birthday, May 31, 1891.

Contributors to digital file: Marie Ernster, Amanda J. Axley, and Stephanie Blalock

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The Morton C [illegible]
Portsmouth, O.,
J [illegible]

Walt Whitman Esq1
My Dear Sir

Please send me your autograph on enclosed card

I have written you so often for it but am very anxious for it and so persist [in writing?] [illegible]

As yet we have no information about this correspondent.


1. Because Whitman wrote notes about his birthday—May 31, 1891—on the back of this autograph request, the letter was likely received earlier that year. [back]


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