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Title: R. Rooke Morgan to Walt Whitman, [1891?]

Date: [1891?]

Whitman Archive ID: loc.08462

Source: The Thomas Biggs Harned Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1842–1937, 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: Whitman used the back of this letter to draft "Grand is the Seen," a poem that was first published in his book Good-Bye My Fancy (1891).

Contributors to digital file: Marie Ernster, Amanda J. Axley, Tara Ballard, Stephanie Blalock, and Paige Wilkinson

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this1life ended, you may dwell in everlasting bliss throughout the endless ages of eternity.2

Yours Sincerely
R. Rooke Morgan,

The writer of this letter may have been Robert Rooke Morgan (1866–1930), who was a reverend in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


1. The rest of this letter has not yet been located. [back]

2. The thematic relationship between Morgan's last phrase and the 1891 poem Whitman wrote on the back suggests the letter was probably received during that year. [back]


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