Title: Edward D. Bellows to Walt Whitman, [15 November 1877?]
Date: November 15, 1877
Related item: This partial letter, the top of which is cut away, has been repurposed. Whitman wrote a series of notes about secession on the back.
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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 Thomas Biggs Harned Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1842–1937, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Whitman Archive ID: loc.07429
Contributors to digital file: Jeannette Schollaert and Nicole Gray
Your circular received this evening, enclosed find P.O. money order for Eleven (11—) Dollars, for which please send me 1 copy your Complete Works in two vols bound in half leather, and also 1 copy Burroughs Notes on W. W.
Send them by express, well packed so as to prevent injury on the way.
Have you any copies of a pamphlet entitled The Good Gray Poet, written by one, O'Connor, I think? if you have please state the price and oblige
Edward D. Bellows
356 5th St, Between Monmouth & Brunswick Sts.
Jersey City N.J.
As yet we have no information about this correspondent.
1. Whitman sent advertising circulars to Bellows on November 13, after which Bellows sent this order for books, and on November 18 Whitman forwarded the two-volume edition and Burroughs's book (See Whitman's Commonplace Book in the Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1839–1919, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.). Whitman replied to Bellows in a letter dated November 20, 1877. [back]