Title: Walt Whitman to Edmund Clarence Stedman, [14 April 1876]
Date: April 14, 1876
Source: The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), 5:303. 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.00454
Contributors to digital file: Janel Cayer, Kenneth M. Price, Elizabeth Lorang, Kathryn Kruger, Zachary King, and Eric Conrad
I send to-day by Adams express (address same as this card) my Two Vols. new edition . . . will try to write further next week.
This postcard to Stedman has been dated on the basis of an entry in Whitman's Commonplace Book: "April 13 from E. C. Stedman | 80 Broadway N Y. | sent books, slips photo | &c | $30.00" (Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1839–1919, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.).
Whitman sent a letter to Stedman announcing the two volumes on April 12, 1876, and on May 5, 1876 he noted to John Swinton that Stedman had purchased books. [back]