Life & Letters

Correspondence

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Title: Walt Whitman to Newton Benedict and Mrs. Newton Benedict, 25 October 1868

Date: October 25, 1868

Source: The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), 2:69. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

Location: The location of the original manuscript is unknown.

Whitman Archive ID: med.00402

Contributors to digital file: Kenneth M. Price, Elizabeth Lorang, Zachary King, Eric Conrad, and Nicole Gray



[Writing from New York, Walt Whitman informed the Benedicts of the date of his return to Washington.]1


Correspondent:
The Benedicts were Walt Whitman's landlords at 468 M North, who replaced Juliet Grayson after her death in 1867. Whitman recorded this change in management in his February 12, 1867 letter to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman.

Notes:

1. The summary of the letter is drawn from an auction catalog put out by the American Art Association for a 1924 sale. The location of this manuscript is presently unknown. [back]


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