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Title: H. E. Strout to Walt Whitman, 3 October 1889

Date: October 3, 1889

Whitman Archive ID: loc.05980

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: Kirby Little, Caterina Bernardini, Breanna Himschoot, and Stephanie Blalock

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Oct 3. 18891

Mr. Walt Whitman.
Dr Sir.

Can you kindly aid me in increasing my collection of autographs by sending yours on the enclosed cards and greatly oblige.

Yours respy
H E. Strout

Howard Everton (H. E.) Strout (1846–before 1905?) was born in Maine but later moved to Massachusetts and became a photographer. Over the course of his career, he had photography studios in Woburn and Brockton. Cabinet card portraits from the late 1890s list the address of his studio at the time as the "Home Bank Block" in Brockton.


1. Whitman may have drawn the line that extends through the text of the letter on the recto image with the intent of crossing out the autograph request. [back]


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