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Charles William Dalmon to Walt Whitman, 27 September 1888

 loc.01437.001_large.jpg Dear Sir

Today I was coming to Camden full of hope that I might see you but I have not enough money to pay my railway fare to and from Camden. I am only a steward on the City of Berlin— loc.01437.002_large.jpgyou will see me? Yes—you are good—may I come to see you when my ship returns in about a month? The City of Berlin sails early on Saturday the 29th—may I hope for a few words from  loc.01437.003_large.jpg you before she sails—I cannot write the things I would write to you—I could not speak the words I would wish to speak—but if I could see your face—if I could hear your voice! I hope— loc.01437.004_large.jpgWill you accept my "Minutiæ."1 Will you—if you are able—write to me.

I am Your's Charles William Dalmon c/o Duggan & Co 34 James Street Liverpool England

Charles William Dalmon (1862—1938) was a British poet and a contributor to The Yellow Book, an 1890s British literary magazine edited by Henry Harland. Dalmon also published in American magazines, including The Living Age.


  • 1. Perhaps Dalmon was sending Whitman the manuscript of Minutiæ, his first book of poems, eventually published in 1892. [back]
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