Title: Walt Whitman to an unknown correspondent, 18 April 1887
Date: April 18, 1887
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Notes for this letter were derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller, 6 vols. (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977).
Location: John Hay Library, Brown University
Whitman Archive ID: brn.00003
Contributors to digital file: Ryan Furlong, Stefan Schöberlein, Caterina Bernardini, and Stephanie Blalock
328 Mickle Street
Camden New Jersey
April 18 '87
Yes—I have a couple of the two Vol. edition (Leaves of Grass and Two Rivulets) and will sell one of them— the price is $10—
A photo-lith portrait (I sell for the benefit of the Orphan Home here) is $11
If you send for them, please send me p o order here—& please give your full address—
As yet we have no information about this correspondent.
1. Walt Whitman's entry in his notebook (Daybooks and Notebooks , 3 vols., ed. by William White) for November 17, 1876, reads: "commented furnishing Children's Home Matron with the pictures, (& selling some myself) for the benefit of the orphans" (48). Walt Whitman gave signed copies of the Pearsall photograph to the Camden Children's Home on Haddon Avenue to sell for $1.00 each. See "The Poet Aids an Orphanage," Walt Whitman Review 6 (September 1960), 58–59. [back]