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Thomas Jefferson Whitman to Walt Whitman, 31 May 1889

To Walt Whitman

Congratulations on reaching the seventy notch. Hope you will complete another score.


  • 1. Jeff sent Whitman this telegram on the occasion of the poet's seventieth birthday. Berthold and Price reprinted it from Camden's Compliment to Walt Whitman: May 31, 1889: Notes, Addresses, Letters, Telegrams, ed. Horace L. Traubel (Philadelphia: David McKay), 71. The telegram is the last known message between the brothers. [back]
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