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The Mystical Ornithologist and the Iowa Tufthunter: Two Unpublished Whitman Letters and Some Identifications

Author: Ed Folsom (University of Iowa)

  • The Mystical Ornithologist and the Iowa Tufthunter: Two Unpublished Whitman Letters and Some Identifications

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    The Mystical Ornithologist and the Iowa Tufthunter: Two Unpublished Whitman Letters and Some Identifications

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Presents two previously unpublished Whitman letters-one a letter to ornithologist Thomas G. Gentry, the other to Iowa historian and editor Charles Aldrich-and provides backgrounds on these two men, shedding light on their appreciation of Whitman and Whitman's ambivalent attitudes towards them.

Keywords: Essay, Correspondence, Letters, Whitman's Correspondence, Ornithology, Ornithologists, Birds, Thomas Gentry, Charles Aldrich, Iowa History, Iowa, Whitman Admirers, Collectors, Collections, Special Collections, Archives, University of Iowa

How to Cite:

Folsom, E., (1983) “The Mystical Ornithologist and the Iowa Tufthunter: Two Unpublished Whitman Letters and Some Identifications”, Walt Whitman Quarterly Review 1(1), 18-29. doi: https://doi.org/10.13008/2153-3695.1003

Rights: Copyright © 1983 Ed Folsom

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01 Jun 1983
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