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Title: James Knowles to Walt Whitman, [18 August 1885]

Date: August 18, 1885

Whitman Archive ID: loc.03199

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 notes: The annotations, "Rec'd Aug 29 1885 enclosing draft for £30 for "Fancies at Navesink" pub. in Aug. Number of Nineteenth Century," and "from James Knowles enclosing pay for poem," are in the hand of Walt Whitman.

Contributors to digital file: Alex Kinnaman, Stefan Schöberlein, Nicole Gray, Ian Faith, and Kyle Barton

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"The Nineteenth Century,"1

With Mr James Knowles's compliments & best thanks


James Thomas Knowles (1831–1908) was the editor of The Nineteenth Century, a leading British monthly magazine, in which "Fancies at Navesink" was published on August 18, 1885. He was also an architect and the founder of the Metaphysical Society, dedicated to discovering common ground between science and religion.


1. This letter is addressed: Walt Whitman Esqre | 328 Mickle Street | Camden | New Jersey | U.S.A. It is postmarked: LONDON-S.W | [illegible] | AU 18 | 85; [illegible] | K | ALL; NEW YORK | AUG | 18; CAMDEN, N.J. | AUG | 28 | 4 PM | 1885 | REC'D. The initials "J.T.K." are in lower lefthand corner of envelope. [back]


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