Life & Letters

Correspondence

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Title: Walt Whitman to Dr. J. W. Bartlett, 11 June 1884

Date: June 11, 1884

Source: The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), 3:372. 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.05823

Contributors to digital file: Stefan Schöberlein and Kyle Barton




328 Mickle Street
Camden New Jersey
June 11 1884

Dear Sir1

In answer to yours of yesterday recd (with enclosed check, pay for the Vol.—thanks—) I send you a copy of the $3 edition of Leaves of Grass—Would you kindly send me a word notifying me of its receipt?


Walt Whitman


Correspondent:
As yet we have no information about this correspondent.

Notes:

1. Early in June, Bartlett wrote to Whitman for his autograph, and received in reply a printed card advertising an autographed edition of Leaves of Grass for $3; the card and envelope as well as Bartlett's notation are in the Clifton Waller Barrett Collection, University of Virginia. On June 10 Bartlett sent the money for the book (The Library of Congress), which on the following day Whitman sent to Chicopee Falls, Mass. (Whitman's Commonplace Book, Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1839–1919, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.). [back]


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