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Title: Walt Whitman to William C. Skinner, 7 February 1885

Date: February 7, 1885

Whitman Archive ID: loc.07004

Source: The current location of this manuscript is unknown. Genoways's transcription is taken from a facsimile posted on the University Archives auction website. The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Ted Genoways (Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2004), 7:78. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

Contributors to digital file: Alex Kinnaman, Stefan Schöberlein, Ian Faith, Kyle Barton, and Nicole Gray

328 Mickle Street
Camden New Jersey
Feb. 7 '85

Yours just rec'd with contents (thanks)1 I forward you the Volume same mail with this—When safely rec'd. will you kindly send me a card notifying me?

Walt Whitman

William C. Skinner (1855–1922) was a New York businessman, working most of his life for Colt's Manufacturing Company.


1. On February 5, 1885, Skinner wrote to Whitman requesting a Centennial Edition of Leaves of Grass. Whitman noted in his daybook sending the book on February 7 (Daybooks and Notebooks, ed. William White, 3 vols. [1978], 2:351). [back]


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