Life & Letters

Correspondence

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Title: Walt Whitman to Isabella O. Ford, 11 October 1882

Date: October 11, 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), 6:27. 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.06094

Contributors to digital file: Alex Kinnaman and Nicole Gray




431 Stevens street1
Camden New Jersey
U S America
Oct 11 '82

Dear Miss Ford

Yours of Sept: 25th rec'd—& accordingly I send you (same mail with this—same address) my two volumes—poetic and prose. The price is one pound sterling (which includes the books, postage, & everything)—send to me here by P. O. order2

When you see Edward Carpenter tell him I am well & hearty (considering) & send him my love—


Walt Whitman


Notes:

1. This letter is addressed: Miss Isabella O Ford | Adel Grange | Leeds | England. It is postmarked: Camden | Oct | 11 | 12-M | N.J.; Phila. Paid (?) | Oct | 11 | 1882 | Pa. [back]

2. Whitman noted the transaction in his Commonplace Book (Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1839–1919, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.). Isabella and her sister Elizabeth were intimates of Edward Carpenter; see the letters from Whitman to the Fords of August 3 and August 11, 1885.  [back]


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