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Title: Walt Whitman to J. Christopher Starr, 8 March 1881

Date: March 8, 1881

Source: Transcribed from digital images or a microfilm reproduction of the original item. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

Location: Joel Myerson Collection

Whitman Archive ID: usc.00002

Contributors to digital file: Alex Ashland, Stefan Schöberlein, Caterina Bernardini, and Stephanie Blalock



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431 Stevens Street
Camden New Jersey U S A
March 8 '811

Dear Sir

The $10. (P.O. order) has safely reach'd me—thanks—


Walt Whitman


Correspondent:
Little is known about J. Christopher Starr (1846–1877) except that he was likely a botanist or a farmer from Nova Scotia (associated with the Nova Scotia Fruit Growers' Association) and that he was married to Anna Sophia Starr, née Chipman (1846–1877).

Notes:

1. This transcription is derived from Joel Myerson's facsimile reproduction of Whitman's original manuscript (Joel Myerson, The Walt Whitman Archive: A Facsimile of the Poet's Manuscripts, New York: Garland, 1993.) The letter is addressed: J. Christopher Starr | Port Williams | Kings County | Nova Scotia. It is postmarked: Philadelphia | Mar 10 | 2AM | PA.; Camden | Mar | [illegible] | 5PM | N.J. There is one additional postmark, but it is entirely illegible. [back]


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