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American Letters

A letter from Mark Twain to Walt Whitman on his 70th birthday, May 31, 1889 (YCAL MSS 202).

This letter is featured on a new occasional series of podcasts from the Yale Collection of American Literature; “American Letters” podcasts present individual letters from archival collections read by Beinecke staff members. American Letters: Episode 1, Mark Twain.  Episode two features a letter from Rachel Carson, American scientist, naturalist, and author of Silent Spring: American Letters: Episode 2, Rachel Carson.

American Letters podcasts and other broadcasts from the Beinecke Library can be found on iTunesU or the Beinecke website (http://www.library.yale.edu/beinecke/brblevents/blogspodcasts.html).

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