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Title: Walt Whitman to Mr. Gunther, [19 April 1886]

Date: April 19, 1886

Source: The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), 4:25. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

Location: Miller's transcription is based on a typescript supplied by Roger W. Barrett. The current location of this manuscript is unknown.

Whitman Archive ID: prc.00103

Contributors to digital file: Stefan Schöberlein, Kyle Barton, and Nicole Gray

328 Mickle Street, Camden, New Jersey.1

I have received from W. Bushell $5.00 (for Mr. Gunther) for MS page furnished him by me.2

As yet we have no information about this correspondent.


1. This letter is endorsed in unknown hand: "April 19, 1886." [back]

2. On May 28 Whitman sold Bushell twenty copies of the 1876 edition of Leaves of Grass and Two Rivulets, and received $80 on June 5 (Whitman's Commonplace Book, Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1839–1919, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.). The receipt for this transaction is in the Whitman House, Camden. [back]


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