Life & Letters

Correspondence

About this Item

Title: Walt Whitman to W. Hale White, 6 November 1882

Date: November 6, 1882

Source: The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), 6:28. 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.04855

Contributors to digital file: Alex Kinnaman and Nicole Gray




Camden New Jersey1
U S America—
Nov: 6 '82
431 Stevens street—

In compliance with yours of Oct: 232 I forward the volume "Specimen Days" special ed'n, same address as this card. The price is $3 (12.s.4.d.)3 which please send in p. o. order—thanks for your kindly words & wishes—


Walt Whitman


Notes:

1. This letter is addressed: W Hale White | Park Hill | Carshalton Surrey | England. It is postmarked: Camden | May | 6 | 5 PM | N.J.; Phila. Paid | May | 6 | 18(?). [back]

2. White (1831–1913) published under a pseudonym The Autobiography of Mark Rutherford (1881) and Mark Rutherford's Deliverance as well as translations and criticism. Whitman sent a "Gilt top" Specimen Days (Whitman's Commonplace Book, Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1839–1919, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.). See White's letter to Whitman of October 23, 1882. According to Kennedy, in The Fight of a Book for the World (1926), 41, White wrote about Whitman in the Secular Review, 20 March 1880. [back]

3. The translation of dollars into English currency in the note appears to be in a different hand. [back]


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