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Title: Walt Whitman to William Ingram, 21 March [1888]

Date: March 21, [1888]

Whitman Archive ID: loc.07422

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), 4:158. 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, Ian Faith, Stefan Schöberlein, and Stephanie Blalock




Camden1
March 21
2 PM

The Herald has just come—all right2


W W


Correspondent:
William Ingram, a Quaker, kept a tea store—William Ingram and Son Tea Dealers–in Philadelphia. Of Ingram, Whitman observed to Horace Traubel: "He is a man of the Thomas Paine stripe—full of benevolent impulses, of radicalism, of the desire to alleviate the sufferings of the world—especially the sufferings of prisoners in jails, who are his protégés" (Horace Traubel, With Walt Whitman in Camden, Sunday, May 20, 1888).

Notes:

1. This letter is addressed: Wm Ingram | Tea Store—31 north 2d St: | Phila:. It is postmarked: Camden, N.J. | Mar 21 | 430 PM | 88. [back]

2. See also Whitman's letter to Ingram of September 9, 1887[back]


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