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Walt Whitman to the Editor of the New York Graphic, 21 May 1881

SS  loc.03237.001_large.jpg Dear Sir1

As I have lost the address of the young man2 who call'd upon me yesterday from your paper, & to whom I promised some pictures and memoranda, I send them directly to you—If I can furnish you with any thing else, or any information I shall be happy to do so—

Walt Whitman

the best likeness in my opinion is the big photo—


As yet we have no information about this correspondent.


  • 1. The following letter was written to the editor of the New York Daily Graphic, which in a birthday tribute on May 31 printed part of it in facsimile as well as two portraits of Whitman and sketches by T. A. Teraud of Mickle Street and the Huntington birthplace. [back]
  • 2. Perhaps Andrew E. Murphy, described in Whitman's Commonplace Book as "the attaché [of the Daily Graphic] who wrote to me May '85." [back]
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