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Title: Walt Whitman to Albert D. Shaw, 9 April 1881

Date: April 9, 1881

Whitman Archive ID: loc.05105

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. Ted Genoways (Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2004), 7:62. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

Contributors to digital file: Kirsten Clawson, Nima Najafi Kianfar, Stefan Schoeberlein, and Nicole Gray

431 Stevens Street1
Camden New Jersey U S
April 9 '81

Dear Sir

Yours of March 26th rec'd.2 I send my two Vols: Leaves of Grass and Two Rivulets, by mail same address as this note. The price is $10, which please remit by p.o. order, if convenient. You will find autograph in the Vols:

Walt Whitman


1. Although no envelope is now with the card, Whitman sent books on April 6, 1881, to Albert D. Shaw (1857–1947), who at the time was the United States Consul in Manchester, England; see Daybooks and Notebooks, ed. William White (New York: New York University Press, 1978), 1:237. He was the founder and editor of the American Review of Reviews from 1891 to 1937 and author of Abraham Lincoln (1929). [back]

2. Shaw's letter to Whitman on March 26, 1881, is apparently lost. [back]


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