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Title: Walt Whitman to Frederic Almy, 30 October 1880

Date: October 30, 1880

Whitman Archive ID: buf.00001

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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), and supplemented, updated, or created by Whitman Archive staff as appropriate.

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Camden New Jersey
Oct: 30 '801

I to-day forward by mail (same address as this card) my two Vols: according to your letter (enc rec'd: thanks)2—Will you please send me a postal notifying me on their safe arrival?

Walt Whitman

Frederic Almy was a graduate of Harvard College, a friend of Jane Addams, and the founder in 1885 of the Saturn Club in Buffalo.


1. This postcard is addressed: Frederic Almy | 151 Pawtucket street | Lowell Mass:. It is postmarked: CAMDEN | OCT 30 | N.J. ; LOWELL MASS | NOV [1?] | 9AM | CARRIER. [back]

2. Almy sent $10 to Whitman on October 27. [back]


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