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“If you call on me I will tell you what I know of Walt”: Unrecorded Assessment of Walter and Walt Whitman by William Booth, Brooklyn Carpenter

Author: Nathan Tye (University of Nebraska at Kearney)

  • “If you call on me I will tell you what I know of Walt”: Unrecorded Assessment of Walter and Walt Whitman by William Booth, Brooklyn Carpenter

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    “If you call on me I will tell you what I know of Walt”: Unrecorded Assessment of Walter and Walt Whitman by William Booth, Brooklyn Carpenter

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Abstract

This note examines a previously unrecorded 1904 letter by a Brooklyn carpenter, William C. Booth, in which he provides his assessment of Walter and Walt Whitman. It excavates the contexts and contents of the letter and makes a case for its relevance to our biographical understanding of the poet and his father.

Keywords: Walt Whitman, Walter Whitman, Brooklyn, Biography, Housebuilding, Literary History, Correspondence

How to Cite:

Tye, N., (2023) ““If you call on me I will tell you what I know of Walt”: Unrecorded Assessment of Walter and Walt Whitman by William Booth, Brooklyn Carpenter”, Walt Whitman Quarterly Review 40(3/4), 127-139. doi: https://doi.org/10.17077/0737-0679.31863

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Published on
22 Sep 2023
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