Title: Walt Whitman to Josiah Child, 27 June 1879
Date: June 27, 1879
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Notes for this letter were derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Ted Genoways (Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2004), vol. 7.
Location: The Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1839–1919, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Whitman Archive ID: loc.01265
Contributors to digital file: Alicia Bones, Vince Moran, Eder Jaramillo, and Nicole Gray
Camden New Jersey1
U S America
June 27 '79
Dear Mr Child
Upon coming back here I found the "Tobacco Plants" all right—Thanks to you for them, (& many favors & attentions)—I rec'd about a week ago the P O draft for $15.20 from Mr Fraser, for my article, & immediately notified Mr F.2
I am well, for me—am taking a rest from my three months' visit to New York—our heated term now here.
1. This letter is addressed: Josiah Child | Care Trübner & Co. | 57 Ludgate Hill | London England. [back]
2. On November 27, 1878, Whitman sent "Three Young Men's Deaths" to John Fraser, editor of Cope's Tobacco Plant, through Josiah Child, who was associated with the publishing firm of Trübner & Company; see the letter from Whitman to Josiah Child of December 10, 1878. [back]