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Elmer B. Lane to Walt Whitman, 16 June 1888

 loc_no.00081.jpg Mr Walter Whitman: Dear Sir,

Will you have the kindness to oblige a boy of eleven by writing your name on the enclosed card and mailing in the enclosed envelope?

Yours respectfully Elmer B. Lane  loc_no.00080.jpg

Little is known about Elmer B. Lane. He would go on to become the manager of a branch of a typewriter company in England. His father, Chester T. Lane, was a well-known educator who served as the principal of Fort Wayne High and Manual Training School in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

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