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"I am more interested than you know, Bill": The Life and Times of William Henry Duckett, Jr.

Authors: Stephanie M. Blalock orcid logo (University of Iowa Libraries) , Brandon James O'Neil orcid logo (University of Iowa)

  • "I am more interested than you know, Bill": The Life and Times of William Henry Duckett, Jr.

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    "I am more interested than you know, Bill": The Life and Times of William Henry Duckett, Jr.

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Abstract

Traces Whitman's carriage driver and "youthful companion" Bill Duckett's (1869-1904?) life, filling in details of his ancestry, his family, his childhood, and his peripatetic adult life—including his marriage, divorce, military service, occupation, and death, all previously unknown to Whitman scholars.

Keywords: Essay, Whitman's comrades, Comradeship, Biography, Bill Duckett, Genealogy, Late-Life Period, Late-Life

How to Cite:

Blalock, S. M. & O'Neil, B. J., (2022) “"I am more interested than you know, Bill": The Life and Times of William Henry Duckett, Jr.”, Walt Whitman Quarterly Review 39(2/3), 89-117. doi: https://doi.org/10.17077/0737-0679.31077

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Published on
10 Feb 2022
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