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Title: Truman Howe Bartlett to Walt Whitman, 8 June 1883

Date: June 8, 1883

Whitman Archive ID: loc.05125

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.

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June 8, 1883.1

Dear Mr Whitman,

I received the paper you were kind enough to send me containing a review of Dr Bucke's book, and thank you for sending it.

You are not forgotten by your Boston friends, and they are glad to be remembered by you—The book will be waited for with great interest. The cast of your hand I shall soon send to Paris to be cast in bronze. I send you the best wishes for your health and much affection.

T. H. Bartlett


1. Whitman crossed out this letter and wrote a poetry draft titled "Drift Sands" on the back of it. [back]


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