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Title: Walt Whitman to Joseph M. Stoddart, 6 March 1883

Date: March 6, 1883

Whitman Archive ID: loc.04668

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 Jersey1
March 6 '83

My dear Stoddart

I have rec'd your letter enclosing Mr Kelly's2—Why yes I can give Mr K the sitting or two he desires—If he could come on here any time within the next two weeks, I would sit either in the forenoon say 10 to 12—or afternoon say 2 to 4—wish him to send me word a day or two beforehand.

Walt Whitman


1. This letter is addressed: J M Stoddart | 1018 Chestnut Street | Philadelphia. It is postmarked: Camden | Mar | 6 | 5 PM | N.J. [back]

2. James Edward Kelly (1855–1933) was a sculptor and illustrator from New York, who was best known for depicting the events of the American Civil War. He worked as an illustrator for numerous magazines, including Harper's Monthly[back]


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