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Title: Colin Mackenzie to Walt Whitman, 11 November 1880

Date: November 11, 1880

Whitman Archive ID: loc.05783

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, "answer letter sent | enc: circ," is in the hand of Walt Whitman.

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

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Windsor Hotel,1
New York
11 Nov 1880.
Mr. Colin Mackenzie (of Edinburgh, Scotland)


[illegible] is anxious to become the possessor of a copy of The Authors Edition of Mr. Walt Whitman's collectible works.

And Mr. Mackenzie would feel greatly obliged by a line from W.W. to say how he can receive the work & pay the price which he believes is $10.

An answer to

care of Scottish Union [Insu?] Co
64 Pearl St. Hartford Con. will be esteemed a favour.


1. This letter was cut up and reassembled, pasted together with other pieces of paper. On the back Whitman wrote part of a prose draft titled "Poetry in America—Shakspere—the Future." [back]


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