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Title: [Charles A. Raymond?] to Walt Whitman, 27 March 1878

Date: March 27, 1878

Whitman Archive ID: uva.00432

Source: Papers of Walt Whitman (MSS 3829), Clifton Waller Barrett Library of American Literature, Albert H. Small Special Collections Library, University of Virginia. 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.

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The Daily Tribune
Denver, Colorado,
Mch 27th 18781

Mr Walt Whitman
My Dear Sir

I am one of those ubiquitous autograph hunters and have written you several times asking the favor of your name, but so far have never received a reply from you. Now if you could take a [peep?] into my album, which I have been over fifteen years in making, and see my fine collection of autograph notes from Tennyson down, I am sure you would be glad to add yours to the number.

If you have made a rule never to reply to requests of this kind, please make an exception in my case and oblige,

Yours obediently
[Charles A. Raymond?]


1. The signature on this letter has been partially cut away. Whitman repurposed this letter, writing on the back notes that would become part of his lecture on the death of Abraham Lincoln. [back]


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