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Title: Ellen M. Abdy-Williams to Walt Whitman, 16 March 1885

Date: March 16, 1885

Editorial notes: The annotation, "Two vols. L of G and S D sent [illegible] March 31 '85," is in the hand of Walt Whitman. The annotation, "EMA Williams," is in an unknown hand.

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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.04623

Contributors to digital file: Alex Kinnaman, Stefan Schöberlein, Ian Faith, Kyle Barton, and Nicole Gray



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Time.
EDITED BY E. M. ABDY-WILLIAMS. MONTHLY, PRICE ONE SHILLING.
EDITORIAL ROOM.
W. SWAN SONNENSCHEIN & CO.,
WHITE HART STREET,
PATERNOSTER SQUARE,
LONDON, E.C.
March 16th 1885

Dear Sir

The P.O. people here say they have heard nothing of your books. Can they be detained at the P.O. on yr. side of the water?

Yrs faithfully
Ellen M. Abdy Williams

Walt Whitman

Rejected MSS. cannot be returned unless cover in Postage Stamps accompanies them.


Correspondent:
Ellen Mary Abdy-Williams (1857–1937) was a British author and journalist, who began editing the literary periodical Time in 1885. She was married to education reformer Bernhard Whishaw (1857–1914) and published some of her work as "Mrs. Bernhard Whishaw."


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