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Whitman, Walt,, 1859-1928


Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

James Whitcomb Riley papers

Identifier: C-77
Scope and Contents Collection contains 22 folders, containing six holograph poems, fourteen holograph letters, and one typescript letter. All of the poems in the collection have been published in Inter alia: The Complete Poetical Works of James Whitcomb Riley (New York, Grosset and Dunlap, 1937). Of the fifteen letters in the collection, only one has been published. The letters are written to longtime friend of Riley, Howard S. Taylor. The letters are personal as well as literary in content and cover the years...

Letter to Walt Whitman, September 29, 1878

 Item — Box: 2, Folder: 36
Identifier: ABER MS MISC 70
Scope and Contents One holograph letter written by John Burroughs to Walt Whitman, dated Esopus, New York, September 29, 1878. The letter mentions a newspaper article sent to Burroughs by Whitman, an unapproving "Dr. Holland," who appears to dislike Whitman, Poe, and Thoreau, a photograph of Whitman that Burroughs likes, as well as the death of the brother of a mutual friend, "Smith."