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Title: Walt Whitman to Erastus Brainerd, [8 August 1887]

Date: August 8, 1887

Whitman Archive ID: loc.07265

Source: The Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1839–1919, 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), 4:115. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

Contributors to digital file: Ryan Furlong, Stefan Schöberlein, Caterina Bernardini, and Stephanie Blalock


If you have them & to spare I wish you would send me eight copies News of Saturday Even'g last2

Walt Whitman

328 Mickle Street
Camden N J

Erastus Brainerd (1855–1922) was an American journalist who wrote for and edited the New York World, the Atlanta Constitution, the Philadelphia Press, and the Seattle Press. Born in Connecticut, he moved to New York after some success as a lecture organizer abroad. He was involved with a number of professional organizations in the city before moving to Atlanta in 1882.


1. This letter is addressed: Erastus Brainerd | office Daily News | newspaper | Philadelphia. It is postmarked: Camden, N.J. | Aug 8 | 10 AM | 87; Received | Aug | 8 | 1130 AM | 1887 | Phila. [back]

2. See the letter from Whitman to Erastus Brainerd of August 1, 1887[back]


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