Title: Walt Whitman to Mrs. Vine Coburn, 7 March 1882
Date: March 7, 1882
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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 Gary McAvoy Collection – Seattle, Washington
Whitman Archive ID: prc.00111
Contributors to digital file: Alex Kinnaman, Nicole Gray, and Caterina Bernardini
Camden New Jersey
March 7 '82
Returning here last evening I have mailed to you the two Volumes of my books.1 Would you please notify me soon as they reach you safely?
Mrs. Vine Coburn was a member of a distinguished Maine family; see Walt Whitman Review 15 (1969): 59n.
1. Whitman sent the two-volume set after a two-week stay with the family of Harry Stafford (Whitman's Commonplace Book, Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1839–1919, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.). [back]