Author: Ed Folsom (University of Iowa)
Presents two previously unpublished Whitman letters-one a letter to ornithologist Thomas G. Gentry, the other to Iowa historian and editor Charles Aldrich-and provides backgrounds on these two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How to Cite: Folsom, E. (1983) “The Mystical Ornithologist and the Iowa Tufthunter: Two Unpublished Whitman Letters and Some Identifications”, Walt Whitman Quarterly Review. 1(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.13008/2153-3695.1003