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Title: Walt Whitman to the Postmaster, Delaware, Ohio, 3 November 1891

Date: November 3, 1891

Whitman Archive ID: loc.04346

Source: The Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1839–1919, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), 5:261. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

Contributors to digital file: Ryan Furlong, Amanda J. Axley, Alex Ashland, and Stephanie Blalock

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Camden New Jersey1
Nov: 3 '91

I rec'd a postal money order for 1 pound f'm Phibsborough, Dublin, Ireland, dated April 22 '91, sent to me, (by mistake, instead of here) to "Delaware"—Have you such an order?2

Walt Whitman

In 1891, the postmaster for Delaware, Ohio, was J. L. Hoefley. As yet, we have no additional information about this correspondent.


1. This postal card is addressed: Postmaster | Delaware | Ohio. It is postmarked: Camden, N.J. | Nov 3 | 8 PM | 91; Delaware, Ohio | Nov | 5 | 7 AM | 1891 | Rec'd. [back]

2. See Whitman's letter to the U.S. Postmaster of June 24, 1891. Whitman later received a negative reply on November 5, 1891[back]


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