Title: Walt Whitman to Chatto & Windus, 21 December 1886
Date: December 21, 1886
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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: The Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1839–1919, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Whitman Archive ID: loc.01261
Contributors to digital file: Alex Kinnaman, Stefan Schöberlein, Ian Faith, Kyle Barton, and Nicole Gray
328 Mickle Street
Camden New Jersey
Dec. 21 '86
Thanks for the six copies of your beautiful Edition of my poems, wh' have safely reach'd me.2
Andrew Chatto (1841–1913) was the junior partner of John Camden Hotten at Hotten's publishing business. After Hotten's death in 1873, Chatto bought the business and partnered with poet W. E. Windus. See also Oliver Warner, Chatto & Windus: A Brief Account of the Firm's Origin, History and Development (1973).
1. This letter is addressed: Chatto & Windus | Publishers &c | 214 Piccadilly | London | W | England. It is postmarked: CAMDEN | DEC | 21 | [illegible]M. [back]