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Title: Walt Whitman to G. F. E. Pearsall, 15 June 1876

Date: June 15, 1876

Whitman Archive ID: nyp.00387

Source: The Oscar Lion Papers, New York Public Library. The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1964), 3:49–50. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

Contributors to digital file: Elizabeth Lorang, Zachary King, and Eric Conrad

June 15 '761

Dear Sir2

Thanks for your kind consent, & offer of the negative. The printing from it shall be done with very great care & the plate duly returned to you. Please send it to me by express, at once, well enveloped, directed

Walt Whitman

431 Stevens street cor. West Camden New Jersey


1. This letter's envelope bears the address, "G F E Pearsall | artist & Photographer | 298 Fulton street | Brooklyn | N York." It is postmarked: "Camden | Jun | 15 | N.J." [back]

2. Walt Whitman sent Two Rivulets to Pearsall on September 10, 1876 (Commonplace Book, Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1839–1919, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.). [back]


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