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Title: Frederick A. Stokes to Walt Whitman, 30 April 1887

Date: April 30, 1887

Whitman Archive ID: loc.03704

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 note: The annotation, "Fredk A Stokes," is in an unknown hand.

Contributors to digital file: Alex Kinnaman, Stefan Schöberlein, Ian Faith, Stephanie Blalock, Marie Ernster, and Amanda J. Axley

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182 Fifth Avenue, New York.
April 30th, 1887.

Mr. Walt Whitman:
328 Mickle St., Camden, N.J.
Dear Sir:

I have your kind card of the 29th inst.,1 and in reply would say that you are indebted entirely to Mr. Browne2 for the copy of 'Bugle Echoes' which you have received.3

I take pleasure in forwarding the card to him as you request, also in saying that in case you desire another copy of the book for any purpose, I shall feel honored if you will allow me to send it to you with my compliments.

Very truly yours,
Frederick A. Stokes


Frederick Abbot Stokes (1857–1939) was a famous baritone, writer and publisher. He co-founded White, Stokes, & Allen, a New York-based publishing house that printed highly ornamented books.


1. See Whitman's letter to White, Stokes, & Allen of April 29, 1887[back]

2. Francis Fisher Browne (1843–1913) was an American poet, critic, and editor of The Dial[back]

3. Bugle Echoes was a collection of poems of the Civil War edited by Francis F. Browne and published by White, Stokes & Allen in 1886. The collection contained six poems by Whitman: "Beat! Beat! Drums!," "Come Up from the Fields Father," "Bivouac on a Mountain Side," "Ethiopia Saluting the Colors," "When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd," and "O Captain! My Captain!" [back]


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