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"My Dear Comrade Frederickus": Walt Whitman and Fred Gray

Author: Stephanie M. Blalock

  • "My Dear Comrade Frederickus": Walt Whitman and Fred Gray

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    "My Dear Comrade Frederickus": Walt Whitman and Fred Gray

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Abstract

Offers detailed biographical information (and two photographs) of Whitman’s close friend, Fred Gray, and examines the nature of what Whitman called the “Fred Gray Association,” “a circle of New York comrades,” some of them “highly literate and upwardly mobile,” who frequented Pfaff’s beer hall and had “ties to the nearby New York Hospital”; traces Whitman’s continuing associations with Gray and his associates throughout the poet’s life.

How to Cite:

Blalock, S. M., (2009) “"My Dear Comrade Frederickus": Walt Whitman and Fred Gray”, Walt Whitman Quarterly Review 27(1/2), 49-65. doi: https://doi.org/10.13008/2153-3695.1902

Rights: Copyright © 2009 Stephanie M. Blalock

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01 Jul 2009
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