Title: A. P. Putnam to Walt Whitman, 25 April 1876
Date: April 25, 1876
Editorial note: The annotation, "Rev A P Putnam Brooklyn | books sent by Express | April 26 | & rec'd," is in the hand of Walt Whitman.
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Location: The Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1839–1919, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Whitman Archive ID: loc.01814
Contributors to digital file: Alex Kinnaman, Jonathan Y. Cheng, Elizabeth Lorang, Eder Jaramillo, and Nicole Gray
April 25, 1876
Enclosed please find a Postal Order for $10 which I believe is the price of your two volumes, embracing your entire published works up to date. I find that books come less battered at the ends—when sent by Express. If it is all the same to you, therefore, will you please send them, well-protected in that way, writing your autograph on the fly leaf of each?
Yours very truly
A. P. Putnam
Full address as follows:
Rev. A. P. Putnam
263 Hicks st.
Alfred Porter Putnam (1827–1906) was a reverend in the First Congregational Unitarian Society (The Church of the Saviour) in Brooklyn.