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Title: Walt Whitman to J. Christopher Starr, 8 March 1881

Date: March 8, 1881

Whitman Archive ID: usc.00002

Source: Joel Myerson Collection. 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.

Contributors to digital file: Alex Ashland, Stefan Schöberlein, Caterina Bernardini, and Stephanie Blalock

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431 Stevens Street
Camden New Jersey U S A
March 8 '811

Dear Sir

The $10. (P.O. order) has safely reach'd me—thanks—

Walt Whitman

Little is known about J. Christopher Starr (1846–1877) except that he was likely a botanist or a farmer from Nova Scotia (associated with the Nova Scotia Fruit Growers' Association) and that he was married to Anna Sophia Starr, née Chipman (1846–1877).


1. This transcription is derived from Joel Myerson's facsimile reproduction of Whitman's original manuscript (Joel Myerson, The Walt Whitman Archive: A Facsimile of the Poet's Manuscripts, New York: Garland Publishing, 1993.) The letter is addressed: J. Christopher Starr | Port Williams | Kings County | Nova Scotia. It is postmarked: Philadelphia | Mar 10 | 2AM | PA.; Camden | Mar | [illegible] | 5PM | N.J. There is one additional postmark, but it is entirely illegible. [back]


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