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Title: Frederic Almy to Walt Whitman, 27 October 1880

Date: October 27, 1880

Whitman Archive ID: loc.05758

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 note: The annotation, "Books sent," is in the hand of Walt Whitman.

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

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Lowell, Mass.1
October 27, 1880.

Dear Mr. Whitman,

I enclose a post-office order for ten dollars, and will you in return be kind enough to send me the Centennial Edition of [illegible] ago when I first became acquainted with your writings but [your book?] [illegible] but I am just out of college, and as yet I can count my books by tens.

Very truly,
Frederic Almy.

151 Pawtucket St.
Lowell, Mass.


1. This one-page letter was crossed out and cut in half. On the back Whitman wrote part of a prose draft titled "Poetry in America—Shakspere—the Future." [back]


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