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Title: Walt Whitman to Edward Carpenter, 25 April [1876]

Date: April 25, 1876

Whitman Archive ID: med.00444

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), 3:43. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

Contributors to digital file: Janel Cayer, Kenneth M. Price, Elizabeth Lorang, Kathryn Kruger, Zachary King, and Eric Conrad

431 Stevens Street,
New Jersey,
U. S. A.
April 25th. 1

I have to-day forwarded by mail in two parcels (same address as this card) my two volumes new edition, complete works.2 Please send me word (by postal card will do) when they reach you safely. I shall send the others soon.



1. Transcript. [back]

2. Whitman acknowledged receipt of $21.97 in his April 23, 1876 letter to Carpenter. In a letter to Whitman on March 1, 1877, Carpenter wrote: "Your two volumes with my name written in them are my faithful companions." [back]


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