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Title: Charlotte Fiske Bates to Walt Whitman, 29 August 1888

Date: August 29, 1888

Whitman Archive ID: loc.07616

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.

Editorial notes: The annotation, "Charlotte F Bates," is in an unknown hand. The annotation, "see notes sept 5 1888," is in the hand of Horace Traubel.

Contributors to digital file: Blake Bronson-Bartlett, Alex Ashland, and Stephanie Blalock



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Cambridge,
Aug. 29th,
1888.

My dear Friend,

I send you this comprehensive brevity to tell you how glad I am that you are regaining your old self, and are again able to be at work.

Cordially yours,
Charlotte Fiske Bates


Correspondent:
Charlotte Fiske Bates (1838–1916) was a poet and editor. She published Risks and Other Poems (1879), a collection of around 120 poems, and she edited the Cambridge Book of Poetry and Song (1882). She contributed to numerous magazines and worked as an instructor in English at the Salisbury School for Young Ladies. She later married M. Adolphe Rogé.


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