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Title: Walt Whitman to U.S. Postmaster, 9 June 1888

Date: June 9, 1888

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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.04344

Contributors to digital file: Benjamin K. Schmidt, Ryan Furlong, Ian Faith, and Stephanie Blalock



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Walt Whitman.
Camden,
New Jersey.

June 9 1888

Postmaster Camden NJ

Please pay the within order to Mrs: Davis1 the bearer for me.


Walt Whitman


Notes:

1. Mary Oakes Davis (1837 or 1838–1908) was Whitman's housekeeper. For more, see Carol J. Singley, "Davis, Mary Oakes (1837 or 1838–1908)," Walt Whitman: An Encyclopedia, ed. J.R. LeMaster and Donald D. Kummings (New York: Garland Publishing, 1998). [back]


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