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Title: Walt Whitman to an Unidentified Correspondent, [1877(?)]

Date: 1877

Whitman Archive ID: loc.04044

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.

Notes for this letter were derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller, 6 vols. (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), and supplemented, updated, or created by Whitman Archive staff as appropriate.

Contributors to digital file: Alicia Bones, Grace Thomas, Eder Jaramillo, Kevin McMullen, and Nicole Gray

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James M Scovel
113 Arch Street
9½ a m

(Come over by Market st ferry—about 80 rods from the Camden landing ferry)1


1. This note, probably directing an acquaintance to a Sunday morning breakfast at Scovel's home, was written on the verso of an invitation to a farewell reception for the sculptor, W. W. Story, on December 24, 1877. [back]


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