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Title: Augustus W. Bomberger to Walt Whitman, September [1884?]

Date: September [1884?]

Whitman Archive ID: loc.07075

Source: The Thomas Biggs Harned Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1842–1937, 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.

Related item: Whitman struck through this letter and used the verso to draft lines for "Proudly the Flood Come In," first published along with seven other poems in The Nineteenth Century (August 1885), under the general title "Fancies at Navesink."

Contributors to digital file: Marie Ernster, Amanda J. Axley, Paige Wilkinson, and Stephanie Blalock

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Collegevil [illegible]
Sept [illegible]

Mr. Walt Whitman,
Camden, N.J.
Dear Sir:

You can [illegible] blige me by sending me you au [illegible] the slip of paper in the enclose [illegible] envelope.

Allow me to remain,
Yours Respectf [illegible]
A. W. Bomb [illegible]

Likely Augustus Wight Bomberger (1864–1916), son of the Reverend John Henry Augustus Bomberger—a theologian and the first president of Ursinus College, in Collegeville, Pennsylvania. A. W. Bomberger graduated from Ursinus College in 1882. He was the author of A Book on Birds (1912) and a collection of poetry, New Songs of Nature (1915).


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