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Title: Walt Whitman to Joseph M. Stoddart, 11 January 1882

Date: January 11, 1882

Whitman Archive ID: loc.04667

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

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431 Stevens Street
Camden New Jersey
Jan: 11 '82

Dear Sir1

Yours of 9th just rec'd—I will be happy to see you Saturday next—Will be in from 9 to 10½ forenoon—& from 2 to 3½ afternoon—

Walt Whitman


1. Joseph Marshall Stoddart (1845–1921) published Stoddart's Encyclopaedia America; established Stoddart's Review in 1880, which was merged with The American in 1882; and became the editor of Lippincott's Monthly Magazine in 1889. On January 11 Whitman received an invitation from Stoddart through J. E. Wainer, one of his associates, to dine with Oscar Wilde on January 14 (Clara Barrus, Whitman and Burroughs—Comrades [Boston, New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1931], 235n). [back]


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