Sir, - I am researching the literary reception of American poet Walt Whitman in Ireland from the 1870s to 1890s, and would be extremely grateful to hear from readers who have, in their possession, any of the following items - (a) correspondence from Whitman or materials relating to his contemporary readers in Ireland; and (b) the literary papers of Irish cultural nationalists T.W. Rolleston and Standish James O'Grady, particularly private letters, articles or draft notes which refer to the American poet. I can be contacted at the address below or c/o The School of English, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2. - Yours etc

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Ringsend, Dublin 4.