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Title: W. J. Forbes to Walt Whitman, [1880]

Date: 1880

Whitman Archive ID: loc.05756

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.

Contributors to digital file: Alex Kinnaman, Natalie O'Neal, and Nicole Gray

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Enclosed find $101 (ten dolls) will you kindly send to W.J. Forbes

P.O. Box 4141
New York.

The 2 vol. Centennial Edition of your works.

If you will let me know the cost of carriage on same I will gladly reimburse you.

I should count it as a favor if you would put your autograph on the fly leaf of each volume.

Excuse my thus troubling [illegible]

W.J. [illegible]


1. Whitman cut this letter into pieces, pasted them together with pieces of other letters, and on the back wrote part of a prose draft titled "Poetry in America—Shakspere—the Future." What remains of this letter is not dated, but surrounding letters are dated 1880, so it is likely also from that year. [back]


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