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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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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

As yet we have no information about this correspondent.


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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