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Title: Marie R. Brickenstein, Sallie Potter, and E. L. Schessler to Walt Whitman, 28 February 1881

Date: February 28, 1881

Editorial notes: The annotation, "p 145 | mountain streams | S.D.," is in an unknown hand.

Related item: This letter has been crossed out, cut into pieces, and pasted back together. On the back Whitman wrote a draft of what would become part of Specimen Days.

Source: 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.

Location: The Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1839–1919, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

Whitman Archive ID: loc.04972

Contributors to digital file: Sara Duke, Ian Faith, and Nicole Gray

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Linden Hall,
Feb. 28, '81.

Having read some of your poems & enjoyed them very much we think our autograph collection is not complete without yours, hoping that you will favor us with three we remain,

Yours truly,
Marie R. Brickenstein,
Sallie Potter,
E. L. Schessler.

As yet we have no information about these correspondents.


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