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Title: Walt Whitman to an Unidentified English Admirer, 1890

Date: 1890

Whitman Archive ID: med.00928

Source: The location of this manuscript is unknown. Edwin Haviland Miller derives his transcription from a catalog published by G. A. Baker & Company, September 16, 1941. The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), 5:141. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

Contributors to digital file: Andrew David King, Cristin Noonan, and Stephanie Blalock


Am sitting up as I write . . . but quite completely physically disabled. [WW thanked the correspondent for his $5.00 in payment for a book.]

As yet we have no information about this correspondent.


1. The text is probably from a post card which, when discovered, will identify the recipient and probably the exact date. [back]


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