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Title: Walt Whitman to John A. Scott, 16 January 1881

Date: January 16, 1881

Whitman Archive ID: med.00758

Source: The location of this 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), 6:23. 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 and Nicole Gray

431 Stevens Street, Camden,
New Jersey,
Jan. 16, 1881.1

Dear Sir,

Yours of Dec. 24 rec'd & I have thought the shortest way would be for me to send the books without further ceremony...The price is $10, or its equivalent in your currency...

Walt Whitman


1. On January 16, 1881, Whitman sent the two-volume set of the 1876 edition to John A. Scott, Pembridge Villa, Southfield, London (Whitman's Commonplace Book, Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1839–1919, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.). The following day he forwarded a set to Miss Harriet W. Robinson in Brooklyn; see the letter from Whitman to George and Susan Stafford of January 16, 1881[back]


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