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Title: Oscar Tottie to Walt Whitman, 11 August [1878]

Date: August 11, [1878]

Whitman Archive ID: loc.08463

Source: The Thomas Biggs Harned Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1842–1937, 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.

Notes for this letter were created by Whitman Archive staff and/or were derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller, 6 vols. (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), and supplemented or updated by Whitman Archive staff.

Related item: Whitman struck through this letter and used the verso side to draft notes and trial titles.

Contributors to digital file: Marie Ernster and Amanda J. Axley

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64, Seymour Street,
Sun, Aug. 11.

Dear Sir,

I am much obliged to you for the two vols. received yesterday.1

Yrs. Sincerely
Oscar Tottie

As yet we have no information about this correspondent.


1. Whitman mentioned sending these books to Tottie at 64 Seymour Street, London (Whitman's Commonplace Book, Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1839–1919, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.). See also Whitman's postal card to Tottie of July 26, [1878][back]


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