Title: Walt Whitman to Benjamin Perley Poore, 7 February 1876
Date: February 7, 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), 3:22. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.
Location: The Walt Whitman Collection, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, The University of Texas at Austin
Whitman Archive ID: tex.00343
Contributors to digital file: Elizabeth Lorang, Ashley Lawson, Zachary King, and Eric Conrad
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Thanks for the copy Directory, (which I was wanting)—& best remembrances to you2.
1. This letter's envelope bears the
address, "Ben: Perley Poore, | Clerk Printing records, | Congress, |
Washington, D.C." It is postmarked: "Camden | Feb | 7 | N.J."
Poore (1820–1887), a well-known columnist and author, was at this time editor of the Congressional Directory and clerk of the Senate committee in charge of printing public records. [back]
2. Benjamin Perley Poore (1820–1887), a well-known journalist and author, was at this time editor of the Congressional Directory and clerk of the Senate committee in charge of printing public records. [back]