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Title: Walt Whitman to Reverend Minot Judson Savage, 4 November 1880

Date: November 4, 1880

Whitman Archive ID: med.00673

Source: The location of the original manuscript is unknown. Genoways's transcription is drawn from a facsimile in the catalog of Charles Hamilton Auction, October 18, 1979. The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Ted Genoways (Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2004), 7:60. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

Contributors to digital file: Stefan Schöberlein, Kirsten Clawson, Nima Najafi Kianfar, and Nicole Gray

Camden New Jersey
Nov: 4 '80

Yours1 rec'd with enc:—thanks—I forward my two Vols: to-day by mail, same address as this card—Will you please send me a postal soon as they reach you safely notifying me?

Walt Whitman


1. Minot Judson Savage (1841–1918) was a Congregational minister in his early years, but when he found himself deeply influenced by the theories of evolution, he decided to become a Unitarian. He published such works as The Problem Attempted to be Solved by the Trinity and Science and the Church. See also Daybooks and Notebooks, ed. William White (New York: New York University Press, 1977) 1:209. [back]


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