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Title: Bell's Weekly Messenger & Farmer's Journal, Walter Darkin, Proprietor to Walt Whitman, 20 June 1888

Date: June 20, 1888

Whitman Archive ID: loc.01090

Source: The Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1839–1919, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. 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.

Editorial note: The annotation, "to [illegible] Dec 1911 Horace Traubel," is in the hand of Horace Traubel.

Contributors to digital file: Blake Bronson-Bartlett, Breanna Himschoot, Ian Faith, and Stephanie Blalock

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Bell's Weekly Messenger & Farmers' Journal,
The Oldest Agricultural Newspaper in Great Britain:—Established 1796.
OFFICES:– 145, Queen Victoria Street.
Sole Proprietor & Manager:–Walter Darkin.
Registered Telegraphic Address, "Walter Darkin" London.
London, E.C.
June 30 18881

From B.W.M. June 18/88


With Compliments


Bell's Weekly Messenger & Farmer's Journal was a weekly newspaper published in London and laid claim to being the oldest newspaper for landowners and tenant farmers. It included significant agricultural content. Walter Darkin was the manager and proprietor of Bell's Weekly Messenger & Farmer's Journal, as well as other periodicals, including "Mark Lane Express."


1. This letter is addressed: Walt. Whitman Esq | Camden | New Jersey. | U.S.A. It is postmarked: LONDON | [illegible] 20 | 88; NEW YORK | Jun | 29 | PAID | P | ALL | Camden, NJ | Jun | 30 | 8am | 1888 | Rec'd. [back]


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