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Title: Walt Whitman to Jessie C. Chamberlin, 23 December 1886

Date: December 23, 1886

Whitman Archive ID: loc.01254

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.

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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328 Mickle street1
Camden New Jersey
Dec: 23 '86

Dear J C C

Your good letter has reached me, with the generous contents—hearty thanks—

Walt Whitman2

Jessie C. Chamberlin was a student at Sage College from 1885 to 1887.


1. This letter is addressed: Jessie C Chamberlin | Sage College | Ithaca | New York. It is postmarked: CAMDEN | DEC | 23 | 6 PM | [illegible]; PHILADELPHIA, PA. | DEC | 23 | [illegible] PM | 1886 | TRANSIT; ITHACA, N.Y. | DEC | 24 | [illegible]M | REC'D. [back]

2. Whitman wrote the following note on the back of this letter: "Black & 1 [illegible] & 2 opening?" [back]


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