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Title: Walt Whitman to Ernest Rhys, 10 June 1886

Date: June 10, 1886

Whitman Archive ID: loc.03314

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.

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Camden New Jersey
U S America
June 10 '861

Thanks for your handsome little book "King Arthur"2 wh' has just reach'd me—In health &c. I remain as of late—

Walt Whitman

Ernest Percival Rhys (1859–1946) was a British author and editor; he founded the Everyman's Library series of inexpensive reprintings of popular works. He included a volume of Whitman's poems in the Canterbury Poets series and two volumes of Whitman's prose in the Camelot series for Walter Scott publishers. For more information about Rhys, see Joel Myerson, "Rhys, Ernest Percival (1859–1946)," Walt Whitman: An Encyclopedia, ed. J.R. LeMaster and Donald D. Kummings (New York: Garland Publishing, 1998).


1. This postal card is addressed: Ernest Rhys | 59 Cheyne Walk | London | S W | England. It is postmarked: CAMDEN | JUN | 10 | [illegible]30 PM | 1886 | N.J.; PHILADELPHIA | JUN | 10 | 1886 | [illegible] [back]

2. Rhys edited Malory's History of King Arthur and the Quest of the Holy Grail in 1886 for Walter Scott. [back]


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