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Title: D. H. Kenaga to Walt Whitman, 9 April 1889

Date: April 9, 1889

Whitman Archive ID: loc.07420

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.

Related item: On the back of this letter, Whitman drafted a poem and included two potential titles at the top of page: "Last words" and "The last."

Contributors to digital file: Kirby Little, Caterina Bernardini, Ian Faith, and Stephanie Blalock



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STATE OF ILLINOIS,
AUDITOR'S OFFICE.
SPRINGFIELD.
April 9th, '89.
Mr. Walt Whitman
Camden, N. J.

Dear Sir:—

I much desire to obtain an autographic copy of "November Boughs,"1 and I would esteem it a favor if you would have remailed to me the enclosed envelope giving the price for such a copy that I may make remittance.

Respectuflly and truly,
D. H. Kenaga


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Notes:

1. Whitman's November Boughs was published in October 1888 by Philadelphia publisher David McKay. For more information on the book, see James E. Barcus Jr., "November Boughs [1888]," Walt Whitman: An Encyclopedia, ed. J.R. LeMaster and Donald D. Kummings (New York: Garland Publishing, 1998). [back]


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