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George N. Lovejoy to Walt Whitman, 12 August 1884

 loc_es.00002.jpg 3 Mr. Walt Whitman. My Dear Sir:

In Baldwin's Monthly2 for July there was quite a long article relating to yourself,3 written by me. I do not know whether you read it or not, but fancy that you did. You have doubtless forgotten me, though I met you—as I have narrated—in the article.


George Newell Lovejoy (1843–1915) was a poet and songwriter born in Riga, New York. He went to school in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and graduated from the University of Michigan law school in 1864. He wrote historic ballads and popular verse, and he published a number of songs; he also wrote articles for several major periodicals.


  • 1. Whitman drew a line in ink through this letter. [back]
  • 2. Baldwin's Monthly was a literary and advertising journal published by the clothier O. S. Baldwin in New York. Whitman sent his article "An Indian Bureau Reminiscence" to the journal, and it was published in February 1884. See Whitman's letter to O.S. Baldwin of December 18, 1883. [back]
  • 3. Lovejoy's "Walt Whitman" appeared in Baldwin's Monthly on first page of the July 1884 issue. [back]
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