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Title: Walt Whitman to an Unidentified Correspondent, [25 December] 1875

Date: December 25, 1875

Whitman Archive ID: med.00701

Source: The location of this manuscript is unknown. Genoways's transcription is derived from a thank-you note written on a white card about the size of a nineteenth-century calling card, which appeared in an auction at Swann Galleries, New York, on October 11, 1990. The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Ted Genoways (Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2004), 7:43. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

Contributors to digital file: Alex Kinnaman, Jonathan Y. Cheng, Elizabeth Lorang, Nima Najafi Kianfar, and Nicole Gray

Christmas, 1875.

best respects, love, & thanks of

Walt Whitman

As yet we have no information about this correspondent.


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