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Title: Walt Whitman to Edmund Clarence Stedman, [14 April 1876]

Date: April 14, 1876

Whitman Archive ID: med.00454

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), 5:303. 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


I send to-day by Adams express (address same as this card) my Two Vols. new edition . . . will try to write further next week.

Walt Whitman


1. Transcript.

This postcard to Stedman has been dated on the basis of an entry in Whitman's Commonplace Book: "April 13 from E. C. Stedman | 80 Broadway N Y. | sent books, slips photo | &c | $30.00" (Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1839–1919, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.).

Whitman sent a letter to Stedman announcing the two volumes on April 12, 1876, and on May 5, 1876 he noted to John Swinton that Stedman had purchased books.  [back]


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