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Whitman, Jessie L., 1863-1957

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1863 - 1957

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Fansler/Whitman Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS89
Overview Ralph L. Fansler was an alumnus of Northwestern University and a Walt Whitman enthusiast. Besides collecting Whitman material, he researched and wrote a biography of the poet. In the course of this project he became acquainted with Whitman's niece, Jessie L. Whitman. She gave him some of her signed first editions and other Whitman material.