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Title: Leo Spitzer to Walt Whitman, 17 March 1891

Date: March 17, 1891

Whitman Archive ID: loc.05736

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: A line has been drawn in ink through Spitzer's letter. This letter is part of a folded document where the letter and a blank surface are on one side when unfolded, and "corrections L of G" is on the unfolded verso.

Contributors to digital file: Cristin Noonan, Amanda J. Axley, Marie Ernster, and Stephanie Blalock

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New York

Walt Whitman Esq
No. 328 Mickel St.
Camden, N.J. U.S. of A.
Dear Fellow Countryman,

I take the Liberty to transmit you two marked copies for your kind perusal, if the same will prove acceptable to you gratis from myself, I shall feel highly honored & very happy. Concluding I wish you merited prosperity & a happy long life.—

I remain
Fraternally as to All,
Leo Spitzer.

No. 352 East 52 St
New York City, New York

Little is known about Leo Spitzer, who was living in New York in 1891. Spitzer published an article, signed with the same closing and address as this letter, around the same time as he wrote this letter. The article describes the February 1891 funeral procession for William Tecumseh Sherman, who served as a general in the Union Army during the Civil War. See Leo Spitzer, "William Tecumseh Sherman," The National Echo: Devoted to the Sons and Daughters of Veterans 3.3–5 (March, April, & May 1891), 7.


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