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Correspondence

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Title: Walt Whitman to Henry Festing Jones, 29 April 1878

Date: April 29, 1878

Source: The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1964), 3:116. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

Location: The Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1839–1919, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

Whitman Archive ID: loc.04031

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




Camden New Jersey
U S America
April 29 '78

Dear Sir1

In answer to yours of 14th—I send by mail postpaid my complete works verse & prose, Two Vols: for $10 (Two pounds sterling I believe)—Address me here—I enclose circular—


Walt Whitman


Notes:

1. Henry Festing Jones (1851–1928) was the author of Samuel Butler (1919) and the editor of many of Butler's manuscripts. Whitman evidently forgot that he had promised to mail the two books. See the letters from Whitman to Jones on June 2, 1878 and July 12, 1878. In his Commonplace Book, Whitman noted that he had sent an advertising circular (Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1839–1919, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.). The inscription in Leaves of Grass was dated by Jones "July 1878." Both volumes are now in the Feinberg Collection. [back]


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