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Title: Walt Whitman to White, Stokes & Allen, 29 April 1887

Date: April 29, 1887

Whitman Archive ID: loc.07366

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), 6:40. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

Contributors to digital file: Ryan Furlong, Stefan Schöberlein, Caterina Bernardini, and Stephanie Blalock

328 Mickle Street
Camden New Jersey1
April 29 '87

Thank you for your beautiful & interesting Bugle Echoes2 which has just reached me—Please send this to F F Browne3 with my best respects—

Walt Whitman

White, Stokes, & Allen was a New York-based publishing house that put out highly ornamented books. It was founded in 1883 by Joel Parker White (b. 1857), Frank Allen, and Frederick Abbot Stokes (1857–1939) and ran until 1887.


1. This letter is addressed: White, Stokes & Allen | Publishers | New York City. It is postmarked: Camden, N.J. | Apr 29 | 12 M | 87; C | 4-29-87 | 6 P | N.Y. [back]

2. Bugle Echoes was a collection of poems of the Civil War edited by Francis F. Browne and published by White, Stokes & Allen in 1886. The collection contained six poems by Whitman: "Beat! Beat! Drums!," "Come Up from the Fields Father," "Bivouac on a Mountain Side," "Ethiopia Saluting the Colors," "When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd," and "O Captain! My Captain!" [back]

3. Francis Fisher Browne (1843–1913) was an American poet, critic, and editor of The Dial[back]


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