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Editor of The New York Morning Journal to Walt Whitman, 28 July 1890

 loc_sd.00463.jpg Dear S[illegible]

[illegible]d feel that [illegible] ha[illegible] a great [illegible] upon us if you would consent to write, for [illegible] S[illegible]'s Journal, a short article on some such topic as "Old Brooklyn Days."

W[illegible] [illegible] [illegible]th[illegible] brief essays [illegible] feature of the Sunday [illegible] printing them as "[illegible]ed editorial," with facsimile of autograph [illegible] pel[illegible]

We have had [illlegible] excellent names on our contributors'1


The New York Morning Journal was founded in 1882 by Albert Pulitzer (1851–1909), the younger brother of the newspaper publisher Joseph Pulitzer (1847–1911). Within a few years Pulitzer sold the paper to John R. McLean (1848–1916), and, later, it was transferred to the newspaper publisher and businessman William Randolph Hearst (1863–1951).


  • 1. The rest of the letter is missing. [back]
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