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Title: Walt Whitman to Chatto & Windus, 21 December 1886

Date: December 21, 1886

Whitman Archive ID: loc.01261

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 Street
Camden New Jersey
US America1
Dec. 21 '86

Thanks for the six copies of your beautiful Edition of my poems, wh' have safely reach'd me.2

Walt Whitman

Andrew Chatto (1841–1913) was the junior partner of John Camden Hotten at Hotten's publishing business. After Hotten's death in 1873, Chatto bought the business and partnered with poet W. E. Windus. See also Oliver Warner, Chatto & Windus: A Brief Account of the Firm's Origin, History and Development (1973).


1. This letter is addressed: Chatto & Windus | Publishers &c | 214 Piccadilly | London | W | England. It is postmarked: CAMDEN | DEC | 21 | [illegible]M. [back]

2. See the letter from Whitman to Chatto & Windus of November 18, 1886[back]


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