Title: Walt Whitman to Alexander Ireland, 13 June 1876
Date: June 13, 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), 3:49. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.
Location: Private collection of Gregg M. Sinclair
Whitman Archive ID: prc.00041
Contributors to digital file: Elizabeth Lorang, Kathryn Kruger, Zachary King, and Eric Conrad
Camden, New Jersey
U S America
June 13 1876.1
Your2 subscription for my Book is received—for which hearty thanks. Excuse delay, should there be any—the small first edition being exhausted, and another now in press. Your Volumes will be sent by mail, soon as ready, (which will not be very long)—
1. This letter's envelope bears the
address, "A Ireland | Inglewood | Bowdon | Cheshire | England." It is
postmarked: "Camden | Jun | 13 | N.J.; Manchester | U 33 | Ju 24 | 76."
Ireland (1810–1894), an English author and one of Emerson's early biographers, was also one of the organizers of the Manchester Free Library. His most popular book was The Book-Lover's Enchiridion (Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1883).
Italicized passages in this letter are in Whitman's hand; the rest is a printed form. [back]
2. Alexander Ireland (1810–1894), an English author and one of Ralph Waldo Emerson's early biographers, was also one of the organizers of the Manchester Free Library. His most popular book was The Book-Lover's Enchiridion (1882). [back]