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Title: Walt Whitman to William Michael Rossetti, 31 March 1876

Date: March 31, 1876

Source: The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), 3:36. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

Location: The Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1839–1919, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

Whitman Archive ID: loc.02827

Contributors to digital file: Kenneth M. Price, Elizabeth Lorang, Kathryn Kruger, Zachary King, and Eric Conrad

431 Stevens st.
cor West.
N. Jersey,
U S America
March 31, '761

My dear friend,

(Later than my letter dispatched last evening I wish merely to say) make cheques, orders or drafts payable by Brown brothers, bankers, Philadelphia, U. S. A., corner Chestnut and Strawberry streets, on my endorsement.2

Walt Whitman

I am feeling quite comfortable to-day—I wish this information—the address above—conveyed to Robert Buchanan—


1. Draft letter. [back]

2. William Michael Rossetti duly cited Brown Brothers in a circular he issued on June 1, 1876 (Thomas Donaldson, Walt Whitman the Man [London: Suckling & Galloway, 1896], 27–28). [back]


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