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Title: Walt Whitman to The Philadelphia Press, 29 October 1890

Date: October 29, 1890

Whitman Archive ID: loc.03501

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.

Related item: On October 27, 1890, Whitman received a letter from J. Harry Schuller, Jr. Whitman cut open the envelope in which Schuller's letter arrived and used the blank inside of the envelope to write this letter to a member of The Philadelphia Press staff working in the counting room. See loc.07388.

Contributors to digital file: Cristin Noonan, Amanda J. Axley, Marie Ernster, and Stephanie Blalock

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Oct: 29 '90
Press newspaper counting room

If convenient send me by this young man1 ten (10) papers Wednesday Oct: 22—and 4 papers of Sunday Oct: 26—fourteen altogether

Walt Whitman

328 Mickle St: Camden

The Philadelphia Press was a newspaper that operated from 1857 to 1920; it was edited by Charles Emory Smith (1842–1908) from 1880 until his death.


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