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C. B. Burr to Walt Whitman, 22 January 1881

 loc_af.00209_large.jpg Walt Whitman Esq My Dear Sir:

I take great pleasure [cut away] acknowledging the receipt of your [cut away] Volume of "Leaves [cut away]2


C. B. Burr became medical superintendent of the Eastern Michigan Asylum in 1889, after working as an assistant physician and an assistant superintendent.


  • 1. On the envelope pasted to this letter is the following return address (associated with a different letter): "Return to D. RANSOM, SON & CO., | BUFFALO, N. Y., | If not delivered within 10 days. [back]
  • 2. The signature to this letter has been cut away, but Whitman made the following note in his Commonplace Book for January 18, 1881: "Sent "Leaves of Grass" to C B Burr M D. | Asylum for the Insane Pontiac Mich: | recd | paid" (Daybooks and Notebooks, ed. William White [New York: New York University Press, 1977], 1:220). [back]
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