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Title: Walt Whitman to Newton Benedict and Mrs. Newton Benedict, 25 October 1868

Date: October 25, 1868

Whitman Archive ID: med.00402

Source: The location of the original manuscript is unknown. The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), 2:69. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

Contributors to digital file: Kenneth M. Price, Elizabeth Lorang, Zachary King, Eric Conrad, and Nicole Gray

[Writing from New York, Walt Whitman informed the Benedicts of the date of his return to Washington.]1

The Benedicts were Walt Whitman's landlords at 468 M North, who replaced Juliet Grayson after her death in 1867. Whitman recorded this change in management in his February 12, 1867 letter to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman.


1. The summary of the letter is drawn from an auction catalog put out by the American Art Association for a 1924 sale. The location of this manuscript is presently unknown. [back]


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