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John Quincy Adams Ward to Walt Whitman, 23 April 1876

 loc_vm.02085_large.jpg My dear Mr Whitman:

Your note2 was received and I am only waiting until the 1st of May when I shall be more "flush" to send you an order for five copies of your complete works.

I am glad that you are publishing works in this complete form, and feel sure that you will be well repaid in every way for the effort

I hope to do more than this in the way of getting subscribers.

Very sincerely Yours J.Q.A. Ward  loc_vm.02086_large.jpg  loc_vm.02087_large.jpg friendly note from Ward, the sculptor (will send an order & money after May 1) see notes Sept 7 1888  loc_vm.02088_large.jpg

John Quincy Adams Ward (1830–1910) was an American sculptor. Walt Whitman noted receipt of $50 from Ward on June 6, 1876 (Commonplace Book, Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1839–1919, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.).


  • 1. This letter is addressed: Mr Walt Whitman | 431 Stevens St | Camden | New Jersey. It is postmarked: New York | Apr 24 | 9 AM. [back]
  • 2. See Whitman's letter to Ward of April 12, 1876. [back]
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