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Title: Walt Whitman to John Addington Symonds, 7 November [1881]

Date: November 7, 1881

Whitman Archive ID: prc.00108

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), 6:25. 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 street1
Camden New Jersey U S America

Dear Sir2

I send you by same mail with this the circular of my just out edition—enclosing printed slips of some new pieces not hitherto printed in book—The Volume is copyrighted in England & published there by Trübner & Co:—I am well enough in health to go around leisurely & work a little—

Walt Whitman


1. This letter is addressed: J Addington Symonds | Clifton Hill House | Clifton | Bristol England. It is postmarked: Camden | Nov | 7 | 12 M | N.J. ; Philadelphia | Nov | 7 | (?); (?)ol | (?)B | (?)o 18 | 81. [back]

2. For Symonds, historian, translator, and critic, see A Century of Whitman Criticism, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1969), 30–31. On the same day Whitman also sent circulars and slips to William Michael Rossetti and Moncure D. Conway (Whitman's 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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