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Title: S. W. Cowles to Walt Whitman, 7 June 1890

Date: June 7, 1890

Whitman Archive ID: loc.04996

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 autotgraph request has been crossed out. Whitman has used the back of the request to compose notes to himself about including his poem "The Beauty of the Ship" in the 1891–1892 (the so-called "deathbed" edition) of Leaves of Grass.

Contributors to digital file: Andrew David King, Amanda J. Axley, Marie Ernster, Tara Ballard, Paige Wilkinson, and Stephanie Blalock

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Dealer in
Farm Loans, Real Estate and Insurance,
Hartford, Conn.,
June 7th

Mr. Walter Whitman
Camden, N.J.
Dear Sir

Will you be kind enough to send me your autograph for my private collection.—I enclose blank cards.

Most Truly Yours
S. W. Cowles

As the letterhead indicates, S. W. Cowles was a dealer in farm loans, real estate, and insurance in Hartford, Connecticut.


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