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Title: Walt Whitman to Josiah Child, 10 December 1878

Date: December 10, 1878

Source: Transcribed from digital images or a microfilm reproduction of the original item. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

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.01269

Contributors to digital file: Alicia Bones, Grace Thomas, Anthony Dreesen, Kevin McMullen, and Nicole Gray



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431 Stevens Street
Camden New Jersey
U S America
Dec 10 '78

My dear Josiah Child

Yours of Nov: 23d duly came to hand with Trübner & Co's remittance of $47.55, & statement of acc't1—Thanks—I send by same mail with this the Photos: to Messrs: Ham Smith and Brooks, as requested2

Won't you also accept (for your Christmas trifle) a large & small Photo: which also goes—(Should the mat on the larger Photo: not please your eye, It does mine though—just as it is—you can remove it for a different sized one—or remove it altogether)—

The New Quarterly Magazine also came safely3—Grateful thanks—I still keep around well as usual


Walt Whitman


Notes:

1. For Whitman's transactions with Trübner, see his letter to the company of October 1, 1878[back]

2. Whitman sent photographs, undoubtedly Napoleon Sarony's, to Cecil C. Brooks and W.J. Ham Smith (Commonplace Book, Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1839–1919, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.). [back]

3. Whitman mailed the journal to John Burroughs on December 12, 1878. [back]


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