Life & Letters

Correspondence

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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




431 Stevens st.
cor. West.
Camden,
N. Jersey.
Feb. 7,
761

Thanks for the copy Directory, (which I was wanting)—& best remembrances to you2.


Walt Whitman


Notes:

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]


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