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Title: Walt Whitman to Josiah Child, 27 June 1879

Date: June 27, 1879

Whitman Archive ID: loc.01265

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. Ted Genoways (Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2004), vol. 7, and supplemented, updated, or created by Whitman Archive staff as appropriate.

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Camden New Jersey1
U S America
June 27 '79

Dear Mr Child

Upon coming back here I found the "Tobacco Plants" all right—Thanks to you for them, (& many favors & attentions)—I rec'd about a week ago the P O draft for $15.20 from Mr Fraser, for my article, & immediately notified Mr F.2

I am well, for me—am taking a rest from my three months' visit to New York—our heated term now here.

Walt Whitman


1. This letter is addressed: Josiah Child | Care Trübner & Co. | 57 Ludgate Hill | London England. [back]

2. On November 27, 1878, Whitman sent "Three Young Men's Deaths" to John Fraser, editor of Cope's Tobacco Plant, through Josiah Child, who was associated with the publishing firm of Trübner & Company; see the letter from Whitman to Josiah Child of December 10, 1878[back]


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