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Title: David Hutcheson to Walt Whitman, 24 November 1880

Date: November 24, 1880

Whitman Archive ID: upa.00212

Source: Walt Whitman Collection, 1842–1957, Rare Book & Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania. 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.

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152 A. [Ln.?] N.E., Washington, D.C.:1
Wednesday, Nov. 24th 1880.

Dear Sir,

I recieved the two volumes of your works yesterday by mail.2 I have had a copy of them for some years, but I wished to send one to a friend in Scotland.

Shall your many friends here have the pleasure of seeing you in Washington this winter?

With good wishes,
Yours Faithfully,
David Hutcheson.


1. Whitman crossed out this letter and wrote on the back part of a draft letter to Rees Welsh & Company, dated June 20, 1882[back]

2. On November 22, Whitman noted in his Daybooks and Notebooks sending "a set two Vols" to Hutcheson (Daybooks and Notebooks, ed. William White [New York: New York University Press, 1977], 1:212). [back]


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