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Title: Charles E. Ferguson to Walt Whitman, 1 March 1880

Date: March 1, 1880

Whitman Archive ID: yal.00463

Source: Yale Collection of American Literature, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. 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 crossed this letter out, and on the back he wrote notes toward one of his lectures on the death of Abraham Lincoln.

Contributors to digital file: Alex Kinnaman, Nicole Gray, and Ian Faith

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Indianapolis Ind.
March 1, 1880.

Mr. Walt Whitman
Dear Sir,

Will you be so kind as to inform me of the name of your first published poem, also where published. By answering this you will greatly oblige

Yours very respectfully
Charles E. Ferguson

As yet we have no information about this correspondent.


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