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Title: Walt Whitman to Frederick Locker-Lampson, 21 March 1880

Date: March 21, 1880

Whitman Archive ID: har.00056

Source: Manuscripts Department, Houghton Library, Harvard University. The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1964), 3:174–175. 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, Grace Thomas, Eder Jaramillo, and Kevin McMullen

431 Stevens Street
Camden New Jersey
U S America1
March 21 '80

I send today same address as this card, my Vol: Two Rivulets (as requested by Mr Rossetti)—Please let me know soon as it reaches you safely2

Walt Whitman

I have also mailed to you a little photograph—


1. This letter is addressed: Frederick Locker | 25 Chesham Street | London S W | England. It is postmarked: Camden | Mar | 23 | N.J.; Philad'a, Pa. | Mar | 23 | Paid All. [back]

2. Locker-Lampson acknowledged receipt of the book on April 7 (Thomas Donaldson, Walt Whitman the Man [New York: Francis P. Harper, 1896], 236–237). [back]


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