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Title: Walt Whitman to Benjamin Perley Poore, 7 February 1876

Date: February 7, 1876

Whitman Archive ID: tex.00343

Source: The Walt Whitman Collection, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, The University of Texas at Austin. The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), 3:22. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

Contributors to digital file: Elizabeth Lorang, Ashley Lawson, Zachary King, and Eric Conrad




431 Stevens st.
cor. West.
Camden,
N. Jersey.
Feb. 7,
761

Thanks for the copy Directory, (which I was wanting)—& best remembrances to you2.


Walt Whitman


Notes:

1. This letter's envelope bears the address, "Ben: Perley Poore, | Clerk Printing records, | Congress, | Washington, D.C." It is postmarked: "Camden | Feb | 7 | N.J."

Poore (1820–1887), a well-known columnist and author, was at this time editor of the Congressional Directory and clerk of the Senate committee in charge of printing public records.  [back]

2. Benjamin Perley Poore (1820–1887), a well-known journalist and author, was at this time editor of the Congressional Directory and clerk of the Senate committee in charge of printing public records. [back]


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