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14 December 2000
WHITMAN, Walt. Autograph letter signed ("Walt Whitman") to John Burroughs ("Dear J.B."), Camden [NJ], "Tuesday noon" 31 July 1888. 1 page, oblong 8vo, fine.
"HAVE SENT IN ALL COPY FOR MY LITTLE NOVEMBER BOUGHS". The poet, in good humor, to an old friend. "Just a line--sending Mrs. C.G.'s letter to me, as the best last news of Wm.--Quite certainly I am weathering--to all appearances--this about sixth whack of my war paralysis-- (thanks mainly I opine to a sound strong body heredity from my dear father & mother)--I am still keeping my room. Shall attempt a mild raid soon--take no medicines--have finished (sent in all copy) [for] my little Nov[ember] Boughs--Horace Traubel is a noble faithful fellow--Weather continues superb." Published in Correspondence, ed. Miller, 1760. Provenance: The Estelle Doheny Collection (sale, Christie's New York, 21 & 22 February 1989, lot 2211).
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