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Unseen letters written by the poet Walt Whitman in the 19th century have been found.

It includes speeches he penned for the Attorney General after the American civil war.

They were discovered at the National Archives in Washington.

Whitman’s Leaves Of Grass collection of poetry was generally thought to be too controversial for its time for its overt sexuality.

He died in 1892 at the age of 72.