Title: Walt Whitman to Unidentified Correspondent, 16 December 1884
Date: December 16, 1884
Source: The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Ted Genoways (Iowa City: Iowa University Press, 2004), 7:77. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.
Location: This letter is in the private collection of Kendall Reed.
Whitman Archive ID: med.00761
Contributors to digital file: Alex Kinnaman, Stefan Schöberlein, Ian Faith, Kyle Barton, and Nicole Gray
Dec. 16 '84
Please convey to the Marquis de Leuville1 my thanks for his beautiful book just received—& to you also thanks for your kindness.
1. The Marquis de Leuville was William Redivivus Oliver de Lorncourt, born in 1841; he enjoyed some notoriety as a poet who wrote in French and English. His Poems and Aelia from "Entre-Nous" appeared in 1884 (London: Chapman & Hall), and the introduction, called "Entre-Nous," begins, "I had therefore better make some apologies for my 'French-English.'" [back]