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Title: Walt Whitman to Ellen Louise Chandler Moulton, [11 December 1876]

Date: [December 11, 1876]

Whitman Archive ID: loc.02845

Source: The Library of Congress. The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), 3:65. 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

Camden New Jersey
U S America1

I send to-day, to same address as this card, my Vol. L of G—Please notify me, (by postal card will do) soon as it reaches you safely.



1. This letter's envelope bears the address, "Mrs Louise Chandler Moulton | care Philip Bourke Marston | 20 Ladbroke Grove Road | Notting Hill W | London | England." It is postmarked: "Camden | Dec | 11 | N.J.; London | F Z | Paid | De 23 | 76."

Louise Chandler Moulton (1835–1908), an American poet, was staying with Philip Bourke Marston (to whom Whitman wrote on September 7, 1876), whose works she edited after his premature death in 1887. See Lilian Whiting, Louise Chandler Moulton, Poet and Friend (Boston: Little, Brown, and Co., 1910). An entry in Whitman's Commonplace Book confirms the date (Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1839–1919, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.). [back]


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