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Title: Walt Whitman to Joseph M. Stoddart, 6 March 1883

Date: March 6, 1883

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.04668

Contributors to digital file: Stefan Schoeberlein, Kirsten Clawson, Nima Najafi Kianfar, and Nicole Gray



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431 Stevens Street
Camden New Jersey1
March 6 '83

My dear Stoddart

I have rec'd your letter enclosing Mr Kelly's2—Why yes I can give Mr K the sitting or two he desires—If he could come on here any time within the next two weeks, I would sit either in the forenoon say 10 to 12—or afternoon say 2 to 4—wish him to send me word a day or two beforehand.


Walt Whitman


Notes:

1. This letter is addressed: J M Stoddart | 1018 Chestnut Street | Philadelphia. It is postmarked: Camden | Mar | 6 | 5 PM | N.J. [back]

2. James Edward Kelly (1855–1933) was known as "the sculptor of American history." [back]


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