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14 December 2000
WHITMAN, Walt. Autograph letter signed ("Walt Whitman") to Mrs. [Alma Calder] Johnston, "431 Stevens Street" [Camden, N.J.], n.d. [c.1887]. 1 full page, tall 8vo, integral blank. Fine.
A GIFT OF A "QUEER LITTLE BOOK". Whitman writes: "This is the queer little book [not present], perhaps you may remember I spoke about some weeks since. It is odd in form, & may be without attractiveness at first--but somehow I think it real & deep--(after you break the crust, & get a little used to it.)...I am so sorry to hear by Johnny that you are ill & suffering--I wish I could send you something or do something for you, for relief."
Published in Correspondence, ed. Miller vol. III, p.417.
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