Letter from William C. Booth to Thomas Fenton Taylor describing his relationship with Walter Whitman, Sr., and his son, Walt Whitman, the poet.
The letter is pasted into the front of Taylor’s copy of John Burroughs, Whitman: A Study. Volume Ten of the Riverby Edition of the Writings of John Burroughs (Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1905). The Burroughs set was presented to Taylor by the publisher on March 8, 1906 per the bookplate in the first volume.
Held in a private collection; access to the original available upon request.
William C. Booth
Walt Whitman, Walter Whitman, Brooklyn, New York, labor, poetry
Literature in English, North America | United States History
“William C. Booth to Thomas Fenton Taylor, March 8, 1904,” University of Nebraska at Kearney Archives & Special Collections, Calvin T. Ryan Library, University of Nebraska at Kearney.