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Title: Remington Ward to Walt Whitman, 2 June 1891

Date: June 2, 1891

Whitman Archive ID: loc.08287

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: A line was drawn through this autograph request in black ink. Whitman then used the back of this letter, as well as a page he pasted to it, to write notes regarding the publication history of Leaves of Grass. Above the notes, Whitman wrote in red ink "this is all to make a page to back the title"; he used these notes as he was preparing the 1891–1892 edition of Leaves of Grass for publication.

Contributors to digital file: Amanda J. Axley, Marie Ernster, and Stephanie Blalock

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Remington Ward,
34 Clarke Street,
Newport, R. I.
ESTABLISHED 189 [illegible]

June 2/91

Mr Walt Whitman
Dear Sir

If agreeable to you will you please give me your Autograph on the enclosed card.

Yours respectfully
Remington Ward

Remington Ward (1858–1921), the oldest child of A. Judson Ward (1830–1908) and Harriet F. Gould Ward (1830–1915), was a printer and stationer, and he was the proprietor of a printing office in his native Rhode Island. He was married to Myrtle Bull Ward (1871–1937), who had been born in Canada. The couple were the parents of at least two children.


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