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Title: George Heard to Walt Whitman, 25 October 1880

Date: October 25, 1880

Whitman Archive ID: loc.05763

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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Oct. 25th 1880

Mr. Walt Whitman,
Camden N.J.
Dear Sir,

Enclosed herein please find New York draft for ten dollars, for which please send me the "Centennial Edition" of your works. I get the information that you sell these books yourself from a foot note to an article on you in the November Number of Scribners Monthly, by Edmund C. Steadman.

A reply to this in your own hand writing will be highly appreciated.

Very truly yours,
Geo. Heard.


1. This 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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