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

Date: March 31, 1876

Whitman Archive ID: loc.02827

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

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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