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Walt Whitman to Charles Morris, 20 July 1886

Dear Sir

I hereby give you permission to include any of my pieces you desire in your "Half Hours"1

Walt Whitman

Charles Morris (1833–1922) was an American journalist and popular historian.


  • 1. Morris wrote to Whitman on July 19 requesting permission to include "Song of the Redwood-Tree" in Half-Hours with the Best American Authors, 4 vols. (1886–1887). The poem appeared with a prefatory comment upon Whitman's "lack of the spiritual element of thought" (2:489–494). [back]
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