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Title: William C. Bryant to Walt Whitman, [16 October 1884]

Date: October 16, 1884

Editorial note: The annotation, "In the deepest," is in an unknown hand.

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

Whitman Archive ID: loc.05562

Contributors to digital file: Alex Kinnaman, Stefan Schöberlein, Ian Faith, Kyle Barton, and Nicole Gray

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May God bless you & keep you!1

Your friend
Wm C. Bryant

William C. Bryant (1830–1898), a lawyer and president of the Buffalo Historical Society, was responsible for placing the remains of Red Jacket and other Senecan chiefs in Forest Lawn Cemetery.


1. The bottom of this note has been torn away. On the back Whitman wrote and then crossed out a partial line: "In the deepest." [back]


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