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To Sixsmith from Hamer, who reports that Minnie Whiteside has been unable to find the signed canary poem, and that on examining the 1890 Whitman portrait they have discovered the signature is a photographic reproduction which has subsequently been written over by hand. He regrets that Sixsmith's collection is to go to the Rylands Library rather than to Bolton, which is the spiritual home of Whitman in England.

Dated at: Bolton [Lancs].