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John Q. A. Ward to Walt Whitman, 1 June 1876

 loc_vm.02089_large.jpg 3 Vols. &c &c sent June 8 '76 by Ex & rec'd June 1st JQA Ward 9 or 10 Vols, &c sent, by Ex My dear Mr Whitman

I inclose check for Fifty dollars ($50) my subscription for five copies of your complete works

If I understand it correctly that is the price.

Be kind enough to send them to my address.

With all fond wishes for your health and happiness

I am Very Truly Yours J. Q. A. Ward 140 East 38th St. New York

P.S. Will you be kind enough to put your autograph in each copy?


John Quincy Adams Ward (1830–1910) was an American sculptor who trained for seven years in Brooklyn, New York, with the sculptor Henry Kirke Brown (1814–1886). He would later create portrait busts of public figures in Washington before opening his own Studio in New York City. He is known for his work on the statue of George Washington at the Federal Hall National Memorial in Manhattan.

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