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Title: Walt Whitman to Agnes Margaret Alden, 23 July 1886

Date: July 23, 1886

Whitman Archive ID: loc.05996

Source: The Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1839–1919, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), 4:38. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

Contributors to digital file: Stefan Schöberlein and Kyle Barton

328 Mickle Street
Camden New Jersey U S America1
July 23 '86

I have to-day sent to Mr de Bosis the Volume "Leaves of Grass"2

Walt Whitman

As yet we have no information about this correspondent.


1. This letter is addressed: Agnes Margaret Alden | Care Consulate General | U S America | Rome Italy. It is postmarked: Camden | Ju(?) | (?) | 1886 | N.J. [back]

2. This copy of Leaves of Grass was intended for "Sig: Adolfo de Bosis, Villa d'Este, Tivoli: Rome, Italy." For it Whitman received "85 cts" (Whitman's Commonplace Book). [back]


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