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Alice G. Brown to Walt Whitman, 4 January 1884

 loc_jp.00056_large.jpg Walt Whitman Dear Sir—

Will you kindly  loc_jp.00055_large.jpg  loc_jp.00054_large.jpg favor me with your autograph?

Very truly yours— Alice G. Brown.1  loc_jp.00053_large.jpg

As yet we have no information about this correspondent.


  • 1. Whitman was quite annoyed over the many letters he had been recieving from autograph hounds and often complained to his disciple Horace Traubel about them: "Those fellows have one virtue—they always use good paper: and on that I manage to do a good deal of my writing" (Horace Traubel, With Walt Whitman in Camden, Friday, July 27, 1888). On the back of this letter, Whitman began drafting notes for an article about himself, titled "Walt Whitman in Camden," which appeared in The Critic on February 28, 1885, under the signature of George Selwyn. It was reprinted in Authors at Home, ed. J. L. and J. B. Gilder (1888), and in Critic Pamphlet No. 2 (1898). [back]
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