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Title: George W. Ludwig to Walt Whitman, 23 June 1884

Date: June 23, 1884

Whitman Archive ID: loc.05822

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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Public Square, Chambersburg, Pa.
Chambersburg, Pa.,
June 23/ 1884

Mr Walt Whitman
Camden N.J.
D. Sir.

Kindly quote your complete works & oblige

Yours very truly
Geo. W. Ludwig1

George W. Ludwig (1856–1902) was a jeweler in Chambersburg, PA. He later studied medicine and was granted his M.D. by the University of Maryland in 1898.


1. On the back of this letter, Whitman wrote notes for an article about himself, titled "Walt Whitman in Camden," which appeared in The Critic on February 28, 1885, under the signature of George Selwyn. It was reprinted in Authors at Home, ed. J. L. and J. B. Gilder (1888), and in Critic Pamphlet No. 2 (1898). [back]


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