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Title: Walt Whitman to H. R. Ricardo, 24 October [1876]

Date: October 24, 1876

Whitman Archive ID: prc.00096

Source: Private collection of Dr. Kendall Reed. The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman: The Correspondence, ed. Ted Genoways (Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2004), 7:49. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

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

Camden New Jersey1
U S America
Oct 242

I send you to-day, to same address as this card, my Two Volumes3—Please notify me, (by postal card will do) soon as they reach you safely


As yet we have no information about this correspondent.


1. This letter is addressed: H R Ricardo | Camden Cottage Christ Church road | Hampstead N W | London England. It is postmarked: Camden | Oct 24 | N.J. [back]

2. Though he addressed the note October 24, Whitman wrote in his Daybooks and Notebooks that it "went probably Oct 25" (Daybooks and Notebooks, ed. William White [New York: New York University Press, 1978], 1:45). [back]

3. The 1876 editions of Two Rivulets and Leaves of Grass, inscribed "H R Ricardo | from the author" are also in the Reed Collection. [back]


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