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Title: William Davidge to Walt Whitman, 14 [December?] 1880

Date: December 14, 1880

Whitman Archive ID: loc.05779

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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Buffalo NY.1
[Decr?] 14, 1880.

My dear Mr. Whitman

I am trying my best to make up for the loss of my collection of Autographs a year or two since

Will you oblige me with yours and anything you can spare either Literary, Musical or dramatic and confer a [favour?] on

My dear Sir
Yours respy
Wm Davidge

PS. My address in Brooklyn is 132 Pacific St. I shall be here all this week. Rochester N.Y next week


W. Davidge
"All the Rage"


1. This two-page letter has been crossed out, and Whitman wrote on the back of both pages. One of the notes is part of a prose draft titled "Poetry in America—Shakspere—the Future." [back]


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