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William R. Hearst to Walt Whitman, 21 December 1890

 loc.02255.001.jpg To Walt Whitman Camden N.J.

Will you kindly favor Examiner By telegraph collect with you prediction what from present indications likely to be most important event that will happen in 1891

W.R. Hearst  loc.02255.002.jpg

William R. Hearst (1863–1951) was a businessman and newspaper publisher who developed Hearst Communications, which was the largest newspaper and media company in the United States. Hearst, a Democrat, was also twice elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.


  • 1. The date of this telegraph may be "Dec 22 1890," but the handwriting is too unclear to say with complete certainty. "Dec 22 1890" is a compelling reading of the holograph since the "Dated" section below it is inscribed with "San Fran Calif" ends with "21." [back]
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