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Walt Whitman to John Lucas, 13 November [1877]

 loc.03253.001.jpg Mr. John Lucas1 Dear Sir

This is to introduce a young man, a friend of mine J Horner Stafford, son of Montgomery Stafford, of Glendale—He has been for some months studying & practicing Telegraphy—& perhaps you could give him something to do—At any rate I take the liberty of introducing him to you, to talk it over. He is a young man of intelligence & first class integrity.

Walt Whitman

I want to come down before long, & make you a call or short visit, & see your works.2



  • 1. John Lucas was a manufacturer of paint with a store at 1028 Race Street in Philadelphia. The family had a zinc and color works near Kirkwood; see Proceedings of the New Jersey Historical Society, 66 (October 1948), 148. [back]
  • 2. A series of numbers is jotted down on the back of this page. [back]
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