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Title: C. Dietrich to Walt Whitman, 23 October 1890

Date: October 23, 1890

Whitman Archive ID: loc.05023

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 notes: The annotation, "Mr—Secty to Walt Whitman Camden N.J.," is in an unknown hand.

Related item: Whitman used the back of this envelope and letter to compose a manuscript headed "Living Old Fellows" that seems to include Whitman's own thoughts on his essay "Old Poets," which had been published by The North American Review 151 (November 1890), 610–614.

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

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Oct 23/90

Walt Whitman

[illegible] The writer being [illegible] [en]thusiastic collector [illegible] [auto]graphs, taken [illegible] [li]berty of asking [illegible] will kindly [illegible]in with your, [illegible]ng you in anticipation

Very Resp Yours
C. Dietrich

As yet we have no information about this correspondent.


1. The three images displayed here include two views of the recto page, with the second image rotated to allow reading of the handwriting on the envelope. The verso is a manuscript headed "Living Old Fellows." [back]


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