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

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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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