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Title: Walt Whitman to Blaine and Mary Donaldson, 25 December [1884]

Date: December 25, 1884

Whitman Archive ID: loc.01477

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
N J1

Thanks my loving young friends for the magnificent chair—so opportune—will be so useful to me daily, hourly—Will soon come up & see you & your father & mother

Walt Whitman

Blaine and Mary Donaldson were the children of Thomas Donaldson, a lawyer from Philadelphia and a friend of Whitman.


1. This letter is addressed: Blaine and Mary | Donaldson | 326 North 40th Street | Philadelphia. It is postmarked: CAMDEN | DEC | 26 | 6 AM | 1884 | N.J. [back]


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