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Title: A. P. Putnam to Walt Whitman, 25 April 1876

Date: April 25, 1876

Whitman Archive ID: loc.01814

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.

Editorial note: The annotation, "Rev A P Putnam Brooklyn | books sent by Express | April 26 | & rec'd," is in the hand of Walt Whitman.

Contributors to digital file: Alex Kinnaman, Jonathan Y. Cheng, Elizabeth Lorang, Eder Jaramillo, and Nicole Gray

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Brooklyn, N.Y.
April 25, 1876

Dear Sir—

Enclosed please find a Postal Order for $10 which I believe is the price of your two volumes, embracing your entire published works up to date. I find that books come less battered at the ends—when sent by Express. If it is all the same to you, therefore, will you please send them, well-protected in that way, writing your autograph on the fly leaf of each?

Yours very truly
A. P. Putnam

Full address as follows:

Rev. A. P. Putnam
263 Hicks st.
Brooklyn, N.Y.

Alfred Porter Putnam (1827–1906) was a reverend in the First Congregational Unitarian Society (The Church of the Saviour) in Brooklyn.


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