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Walt Whitman to Byron G. Morrison, 21 April 1876

[Whitman writes to inform Mr. Morrison that he shipped 3 volumes to him.1]

The recipient of this letter was probably Byron Gordon Morrison (1835–1920). Morrison was a native of Warren County, Pennsylvania, who lived in New York in the early 1870s and worked as a dealer in real estate. According to the 1880 United States Federal Census, Morrison had moved back to Pennsylvania with his wife Phebe Tripp Sherman Morrison (1838–1912) and their four children. His occupation is listed as "oil operator."


  • 1. Morrison had written to Whitman on April 14, 1876, requesting Whitman's complete works to date. Morrison had enclosed a money order in the amount of $10 to pay for the books. [back]
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