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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 created by Whitman Archive staff and/or were derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller, 6 vols. (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), and supplemented or updated by Whitman Archive staff.

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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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