Title: Frederic Almy to Walt Whitman, 27 October 1880
Date: October 27, 1880
Editorial note: The annotation, "Books sent," is in the hand of Walt Whitman.
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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.05758
Contributors to digital file: Natalie O'Neal, Alex Kinnaman, and Nicole Gray
October 27, 1880.
Dear Mr. Whitman,
I enclose a post-office order for ten dollars, and will you in return be kind enough to send me the Centennial Edition of [illegible] ago when I first became acquainted with your writings but [your book?] [illegible] but I am just out of college, and as yet I can count my books by tens.
151 Pawtucket St.
1. This one-page letter was crossed out and cut in half. On the back Whitman wrote part of a prose draft titled "Poetry in America—Shakspere—the Future." [back]