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Walt Whitman to Erastus Brainerd, [8 August 1887]

If you have them & to spare I wish you would send me eight copies News of Saturday Even'g last2

Walt Whitman 328 Mickle Street Camden N J

Erastus Brainerd (1855–1922) was an American journalist who wrote for and edited the New York World, the Atlanta Constitution, the Philadelphia Press, and the Seattle Press. Born in Connecticut, he moved to New York after some success as a lecture organizer abroad. He was involved with a number of professional organizations in the city before moving to Atlanta in 1882.


  • 1. This letter is addressed: Erastus Brainerd | office Daily News | newspaper | Philadelphia. It is postmarked: Camden, N.J. | Aug 8 | 10 AM | 87; Received | Aug | 8 | 1130 AM | 1887 | Phila. [back]
  • 2. See the letter from Whitman to Erastus Brainerd of August 1, 1887. [back]
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