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MSS114_B01F02_003

Creation Date

7-9-1885

Keywords

Paul Laurence Dunbar, primary sources, Black history, Black poets, prominent Ohioans

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Full text of letter (both pages):

Louisville, Ky

July 9, 1885

My Dear Dunbar:

Yours just at hand. Of course I am willing for you to steal as often as possible. Glad to know you found a home for the "Pied Piper." He has been a waif a long time. I have not as yet received papers. I am slightly anxious to do so. The examinations are over. They were hard indeed. Three out of 53 passed.

You may have all the pleasure of editing a paper. I read your poem with much pleasure. It is unique. Your Century poem for July is certainly a type. May you have greater success along the same line.

Mr. Watkins spoke to me the other day about you and your work. He is all praise.

Mr. McPhearson sends thanks for some manuscript you sent him. I will look after the other matter as soon as possible. It is ______ (wordy?).

All send regards to yourself and mother.

Much success to the poet and editor now hence forth & forever.

Your friend

J.S. Cotten

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Personal Correspondence

Rights

This item is part of the Paul Laurence Dunbar House collection at Ohio History Connection, Columbus, Ohio. The collection contains items from 219 N. Summit St., Dayton, Ohio (later 219 N. Paul Laurence Dunbar St.), the home Dunbar purchased for his mother, Matilda J. Dunbar, in 1904. Paul Laurence Dunbar lived there until his death in 1906; Matilda lived there until her death in 1934. It is now the Paul Laurence Dunbar House Historic Site, part of the National Park Service.

Keywords

Paul Laurence Dunbar, primary sources, Black history, Black poets, prominent Ohioans

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