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Walt Whitman to Miss Elwell, 13 August 1884

Dear Miss Elwell

I thank Mrs. Taylor1 heartily for her poem to me—not forgetting you too for kindly sending it—I keep about as well as usual this summer.

Walt Whitman

"Miss Elwell was a friend of my sister's . . . [she] is a reader—a bright woman," Whitman later explained to Horace Traubel (With Walt Whitman in Camden, Tuesday, December 25, 1888).


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