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Title: Walt Whitman to William C. Bryant, [18 October 1884]

Date: October 18, 1884

Whitman Archive ID: loc.05854

Source: Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), 3:380. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

Contributors to digital file: Stefan Schöberlein, Kyle Barton, and Nicole Gray

Thanks1 for your kind letter about the little Red Jacket bit2 &c.—Best wishes to you, wife, children & (unknown) friends there—

William C. Bryant (1830–1898), a lawyer and president of the Buffalo Historical Society, was responsible for placing the remains of Red Jacket and other Senecan chiefs in Forest Lawn Cemetery.


1. This is a draft letter. [back]

2. "Red Jacket (from Aloft)" was printed in Transactions of the Buffalo Historical Society, 3 (1885), 105. [back]


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