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[AUTOGRAPH POSTCARD, SIGNED WITH INITIALS] by  Walt Whitman - from William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB (SKU: WRCLIT82739)

[AUTOGRAPH POSTCARD, SIGNED WITH INITIALS]

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[AUTOGRAPH POSTCARD, SIGNED WITH INITIALS]

by Whitman, Walt

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Camden [NJ]. One page, on verso of penny postcard (7.5 x 13 cm), ca. 50 words, in ink, addressed by Whitman on the verso. Small spot on right edge, touching slightly a couple of letters, otherwise very good. Addressed to [William] Sloane Kennedy, early on a staff writer for the Philadelphia AMERICAN, a literary biographer for the DAB, and one of Whitman's closest friends and caregivers in his later years. Whitman writes Kennedy, then in Belmont Mass: "Nothing very new or different - keep up - go out in the wheel chair - a bad spell the last week & now - (gradually declining) - a letter from Mrs O'C[onnor] Wash'n. She is gloomily, poorly left without means. The little dinner book is being put in type WW." Ellen M. O'Connor and William D. O'Connor were close Washington friends of Whitman. William published a defense of Whitman (THE GOOD GRAY POET: A VINDICATION), and prior to her marriage, Ellen was active in the anti-slavery and women's rights movements, and contributed to LIBERATOR and UNA. William died shortly before Whitman wrote this letter, as implied by his report of her circumstances. The referenced "dinner book" was published as CAMDEN'S COMPLIMENT TO WALT WHITMAN. WHITMAN ARCHIVE (ONLINE) med.00880.

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William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB US (US)
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WRCLIT82739
Title
[AUTOGRAPH POSTCARD, SIGNED WITH INITIALS]
Author
Whitman, Walt
Book condition
Used
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Place of Publication
Camden [NJ]
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William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB

All material is shipped subject to approval, but notification of return must be made within ten days and returns made in a prompt and conscientious fashion. As our inventory is housed in two locations, queries about availability should be made by e-mail rather than telephone. We do not drop-ship to third parties.

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About William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB

Since 1975, William Reese Company has served a large international clientele of collectors and private and public institutions in the acquisition of rare books and manuscripts and in collection development.

With a catalogued inventory of over thirty thousand items, and a general inventory of over sixty-five thousand items, we are among the leading specialists in the fields of Americana and world travel, and maintain a large and eclectic inventory of literary first editions and antiquarian books of the 18th through 20th centuries.

We issue frequent, and substantial, catalogues in our fields of specialization.

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