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Title: Hatch & Foote [?] to Walt Whitman, 15 November 1880

Date: November 15, 1880

Whitman Archive ID: loc.05773

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 by express," is in the hand of Walt Whitman.

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

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Hatch & Foote,1


P. O. Box 3766.
Nov 15 1880

Walt Whitman Esq
Dear Sir:

Will you please send to my address by Express the two volumes of your poems referred to so pleasantly, by your friend E. C. Stedman in [illegible]


1. This letter was crossed out and cut in half. On the back of the top half, Whitman wrote part of a prose draft titled "Poetry in America—Shakspere—the Future." The other half of the letter, including the signature, has not been located. [back]


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