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Title: Thomas Bailey Aldrich to Walt Whitman, 25 March 1889

Date: March 25, 1889

Whitman Archive ID: loc.07880

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.

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Editorial Office Of
The Atlantic Monthly,
March 25" | 891

Thanks! The book reached me this morning, and has taken its place among the volumes that stand within my reach.

T.B. Aldrich

Thomas Bailey Aldrich (1836–1907) was associated with Henry Clapp's Saturday Press from 1858 until its final number in 1860; see Ferris Greenslet, the Life of Thomas Bailey Aldrich (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, Co., 1908), 37–49. In 1865 Aldrich left New York and returned to Boston—to gentility and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Aldrich was editor of the Atlantic Monthly from 1881 to 1890. For Aldrich's opinion of Whitman's poetry, see Greenslet, 138–139.


1. This letter is addressed: Walt Whitman | 328 Mickle St | Camden. | New Jersey. It is postmarked: Boston.Mass. | 1889 | Mar 25 | 3–PM. The Camden postmark is illegible. [back]


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