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Title: Walt Whitman to Horace Howard Furness, [13 April 1880]

Date: April 13, 1880

Whitman Archive ID: upa.00196

Source: Furness Collection, University of Pennsylvania. The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1964), 3:176. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

Contributors to digital file: Alicia Bones, Grace Thomas, Eder Jaramillo, and Kevin McMullen


Yours rec'd2—thanks, dear H—most likely I will come to the Club Wednesday evn'g—but it is not certain—

W. W.


1. This letter is addressed: Horace Howard Furness | 222 West Washington Square | Philadelphia. It is postmarked: Camden | Apr | 13. [back]

2. April 13 fell on Tuesday in 1880. Perhaps Whitman was acknowledging receipt of money for a set of his books which he sent to Furness on March 30 (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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