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Walt Whitman to Garaphelia Howard, (?). (?). 1865

Garaphelia Howard,1 | My dear friend:

Accept the thanks of many sick & wounded soldiers, for the $10, used to purchase articles for them, small sums, gifts, fruit &c. distributed by your money, through me.

Walt Whitman


  • 1. Garaphelia "Garry" Howard was one of the poet's Washington friends. See Whitman's letters to Ellen M. O'Connor from February 11, 1874 (Edwin Haviland Miller, ed., The Correspondence [New York: New York University Press, 1961–77], 2:275–277) and June 10, 1867 (Correspondence, 2:303–304), and also note 7 in Whitman's letter from January 6, 1865. [back]
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