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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow to Walt Whitman, 22 February 1881

Dear Mr Whitman,

It gives me great pleasure to comply with your request.

Enclosed you will find the autograph for your Canadian friend.2

Yours very truly Henry W. Longfellow.


  • 1. This letter is addressed: Mr Walt Whitman. | 431. Stevens St. | Camden | New Jersey. It is postmarked: CAMBRIDGE STA MASS 23 FEB 12 M. [back]
  • 2. Whitman had written to Longfellow to request an autograph, apparently intended for one of Dr. Richard Maurice Bucke's friends, on February 20, 1881. On February 24, Whitman sent the autograph to Bucke (Whitman's Commonplace Book, Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1839–1919, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.). [back]
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