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Title: Charles Warren Stoddard to Walt Whitman, 7 July 1880

Date: July 7, 1880

Whitman Archive ID: man.00034

Source: Charles Sixsmith Collection at the John Rylands Library, University of Manchester. 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.

Contributors to digital file: Alicia Meyer, Eder Jaramillo, Nima Najafi Kianfar, Nicole Gray, and Stefan Schöberlein

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616. Harrison St
S. Francisco

Dear Walt Whitman,

Many, many thanks for the beautiful Vols and the autographs and postal card and the letters in the London Journal and the promise of a bit of your writing for me to frame with the picture of my [choice?].1

Enclosed I send the postal order and hope it will reach you safely.

The very day the Journal—containing your letters—arrived, part of the letter was quoted in the S.F. Chronicle.

I need pay you no compliments; but I must again thank you for all the hours you have made precious to me, and once again assure you of the love of Your friend

Chrs Warren Stoddard.

To Walt Whitman—
London, Ontario Co.


1. Charles Warren Stoddard (1843–1909) published Poems, edited by Bret Harte, in 1867. His account of "A South-Sea Idyl," Overland Monthly, 3 (September 1869), 257–264, is mentioned in Whitman's April 23, 1870, letter to Stoddard. A journalist and a lecturer at the Catholic University of America from 1889 to 1902, Stoddard was for a brief period Mark Twain's secretary. [back]


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