Title: Walt Whitman to Ellen M. Abdy-Williams, 7 January 1885
Date: January 7, 1885
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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: Yale Collection of American Literature, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Whitman Archive ID: yal.00234
Contributors to digital file: Stefan Schöberlein and Kyle Barton
328 Mickle Street
Camden New Jersey U S America
Jan. 7 '851
Yours of Dec. 25 rec'd—with £1 for books—I forward them by this mail—Leaves of Grass and Specimen Days—two Vols—
—As soon as they reach you safely will you kindly send me a card notifying me?2—
Ellen Mary Abdy-Williams (1857–1937) was a British author and journalist, who began editing the literary periodical Time in 1885. She was married to education reformer Bernhard Whishaw (1857–1914) and published some of her work as "Mrs. Bernhard Whishaw."
1. This postal card is addressed: E M Abdy-Williams | Care of Messrs. Sonnenchein | Time monthly office | White Hart Street Paternoster Square | London EC England. It is postmarked: CAMDEN | Jan | 7 | 2 PM | 1885 | N.J.; PHILADELPHIA, P.A. | JAN | (?) | (?) [back]