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Title: Hannah L. Taylor to Walt Whitman, 10 December 1880

Date: December 10, 1880

Whitman Archive ID: loc.05759

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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Mr. Walt Whitman:
Respected Sir,

Your kindness was received and [I?] hopefully appreciated this evening.

Please accept my sincere thanks for your favor.

Very gratefully yours
Hannah L. Taylor

Cambridge, N.J.


1. This letter was crossed out, pasted to another letter, and repurposed by Whitman. On the back he wrote part of a prose draft titled "Poetry in America—Shakspere—the Future." [back]


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