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Title: Walt Whitman to Emily Ingram, 20 March 1890

Date: March 20, 1890

Whitman Archive ID: unl.00002

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PM March 20 '90

Thanks for the beautiful Bermuda white lilies wh' arrived in perfect order & are now in a big stone water cup before me—(one sent to the sick lady next door)

Walt Whitman

Emily Ingram was the daughter of William Ingram, a Quaker who ran a Philadelphia tea store and was a friend of Whitman's. Emily graduated from Penn Medical University and provided care at prisons in the region.


1. This postal card is addressed: Dr Emily J Ingram | Telford Penn:. It is postmarked: Camden | Mar 20 | 8 PM | 90. [back]


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