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Title: Walt Whitman to Arthur Newton Brown, 24 March 1889

Date: March 24, 1889

Whitman Archive ID: syr.00052

Source: Walt Whitman Collection, Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Library, Syracuse, N.Y. The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), 4:310. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

Contributors to digital file: Blake Bronson-Bartlett, Caterina Bernardini, Breanna Himschoot, and Stephanie Blalock

March 24 '89—
328 Mickle st:
Camden New Jersey1

According to y'r request I have sent the Vol. (same as this address) by express—When safely rec'd w'd you kindly send me a card notifying me? Pay rec'd.

Walt Whitman

Arthur Newton Brown (1856 or 1857–1933) worked as a Professor of English and a librarian at the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis for twenty-five years. He and his wife later lived in the Coconut Grove neighborhood of Miami, Florida, where he resided at the time of his death. See Arthur Newton Brown's obituary in The New York Times on January 16, 1933.


1. This letter is addressed: A N Brown | Library | Naval Academy | Annapolis Md:. It is postmarked: Camden, N.J. | Mar 2(?) | 5 PM | 8(?). [back]


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