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Title: Richard Maurice Bucke to Walt Whitman, [between 1878 and 1879?]

Date: [Between 1878 and 1879?]

Whitman Archive ID: loc.07001

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: Alex Kinnaman and Nicole Gray

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Asylum for the Insane,

will suit you1—I shall expect you to stay with us at least two months, and as much longer as you can—we will take some little excursions about this part of Ontario and you will see plenty to interest you I know—The moment I know whether or not I am to go to Rhode Island I shall write again

I am
Faithfully yours
RM Bucke2


1. This partial letter from Richard Maurice Bucke was most likely sent between Bucke's letter to Whitman of November 4, 1877, and his letter of November 9, 1879. The Asylum moved from Hamilton to London, Ontario, in February 1877, but Bucke was still apparently using left-over stationery from Hamilton in November of that year. Whitman visited Bucke in London in the summer of 1880. [back]

2. Whitman crossed out this letter and wrote a series of notes on the back. [back]


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