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Title: Walt Whitman to Gabriel Sarrazin, 26 June 1891

Date: June 26, 1891

Whitman Archive ID: prc.00141

Source: Private Collection of Bernard Sarrazin. Miller derives his transcription from a transcript of the letter that was published in Walt Whitman Review 5 (1959), 11. The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), 5:220. 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, Stephanie Blalock, and Alex Ashland

Camden N J—U S America
June 26 '91

Heard that you have return'd to Paris—If so, write your address as I have what I want to send you.

Walt Whitman

Gabriel Sarrazin (1853–1935) was a translator and poet from France who commented positively not only on Whitman's work but also on Poe's. Whitman later corresponded with Sarrazin and apparently liked the critic's work on Leaves of Grass—Whitman even had Sarrazin's chapter on his book translated twice. For more on Sarrazin, see Carmine Sarracino, "Sarrazin, Gabriel (1853–1935)," Walt Whitman: An Encyclopedia, ed. J.R. LeMaster and Donald D. Kummings (New York: Garland Publishing, 1998).


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