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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 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.

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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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