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Title: David Hutcheson to Walt Whitman, 20 November 1880

Date: November 20, 1880

Whitman Archive ID: loc.05741

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.

Editorial notes: The annotations, "$10 enc:," and "books sent," are in the hand of Walt Whitman.

Contributors to digital file: Natalie O'Neal, Alex Kinnaman, and Nicole Gray

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152 A. Street N.E.,1
Washington, D.C.
20th Novem [illegible]

Dear Sir,

I shall feel oblig [illegible] you sending me at your [illegible] a copy of your works [illegible] two volumes. Enclosed [illegible] find a p.o.o. for ten dolla [illegible] in payment.

With regards,
Yours Faithfully
David Hu [illegible]
Mr. Walt Whitman.


1. This letter was crossed out and repurposed by Whitman. On the back he wrote part of a prose draft titled "Poetry in America—Shakspere—the Future." [back]


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