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Title: James M. Scovel to Walt Whitman, 23 February 1878

Date: February 23, 1878

Whitman Archive ID: loc.05551

Source: The Thomas Biggs Harned Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1842–1937, 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.

Contributors to digital file: Blake Bronson-Bartlett, Stefan Schöberlein, and Nicole Gray

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[Begin hand of ]
LAW OFFICES OF JAMES M. SCOVEL, 113 Arch Street, Camden, N.J.,
Feby 23, 1878

Walt Whitman Esq
My Dear "Old Boy"1


1. The rest of this letter has been cut away. Whitman repurposed this letter, writing on the back a series of notes, likely toward his lecture on the death of Abraham Lincoln. [back]


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