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Title: Walt Whitman to Mrs. Vine Coburn, 7 March 1882

Date: March 7, 1882

Whitman Archive ID: prc.00111

Source: The Gary McAvoy Collection – Seattle, Washington. Transcribed from digital images or a microfilm reproduction of the original item. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

Notes for this letter were derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller, 6 vols. (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), and supplemented, updated, or created by Whitman Archive staff as appropriate.

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Camden New Jersey
March 7 '82

Dear Madam

Returning here last evening I have mailed to you the two Volumes of my books.1 Would you please notify me soon as they reach you safely?

Walt Whitman

Mrs. Vine Coburn was a member of a distinguished Maine family; see Walt Whitman Review 15 (1969): 59n.


1. Whitman sent the two-volume set after a two-week stay with the family of Harry Stafford (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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