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Walt Whitman to William C. Bryant, [18 October 1884]

Thanks1 for your kind letter about the little Red Jacket bit2 &c.—Best wishes to you, wife, children & (unknown) friends there—

William C. Bryant (1830–1898), a lawyer and president of the Buffalo Historical Society, was responsible for placing the remains of Red Jacket and other Senecan chiefs in Forest Lawn Cemetery.


  • 1. This is a draft letter. [back]
  • 2. "Red Jacket (from Aloft)" was printed in Transactions of the Buffalo Historical Society, 3 (1885), 105. [back]
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