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Title: Walt Whitman to Oscar Tottie, 26 July [1878]

Date: July 26, 1878

Whitman Archive ID: duk.00748

Source: The Trent Collection of Walt Whitman Manuscripts, Duke University Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library. The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), 3:129. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

Contributors to digital file: Alicia Bones, Eder Jaramillo, Grace Thomas, and Kevin McMullen

Camden New Jersey
U S America
July 261

I have to-day sent, same address as this card, my Two Volumes—Please notify me (by postal card will do) soon as they [reach] you safely.

Walt Whitman


1. Whitman mentioned sending these books on this date to Tottie at 64 Seymour Street, London (Whitman's Commonplace Book, Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1839–1919, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.). Tottie acknowledged receipt of the volumes on August 11 (Library of Congress). [back]


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