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Talcott Williams to Walt Whitman, [20 May 1887]

 loc_vm.01388_large.jpg My dear Mr. Whitman

The Asherah, the little club of which I spoke to you,1 goes tomorrow Saturday May 21 to Gloucester. We shall go down in a tug, leaving Spruce at wharf at 5 P.M. We will call for you at any Camden wharf, if you will go down on the tug or will you meet us? If this reaches you Friday, a letter will reach me, but I think you  loc_vm.01389_large.jpg had better telegraph to the office any way. I hope you can go by tug or trace—one way or the other. You will like the boys, they will adore you and it will do you and us good all around

Yours Talcott Williams  loc_vm.01390_large.jpg  loc_vm.01391_large.jpg T. Williams

Talcott Williams (1849–1928) was associated with the New York Sun and World as well as the Springfield Republican before he became the editor of the Philadelphia Press in 1879. His newspaper vigorously defended Whitman in news articles and editorials after the Boston censorship of 1882. For more information about Williams, see Philip W. Leon, "Williams, Talcott (1849–1928)," Walt Whitman: An Encyclopedia, ed. J.R. LeMaster and Donald D. Kummings (New York: Garland Publishing, 1998).


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