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Title: Walt Whitman to John Jay Knox, [1867?]

Date: 1867?

Whitman Archive ID: uva.00351

Source: Papers of Walt Whitman (MSS 3829), Clifton Waller Barrett Library of American Literature, Albert H. Small Special Collections Library, University of Virginia . The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), 1:356. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

Contributors to digital file: Kenneth M. Price, Elizabeth Lorang, Zachary King, and Eric Conrad

Attorney General's Office, Official Business. 1

Mr. Knox, Office Comptroler of Currency2

Please send me down John Burroughs's letter—which the same I will soon return—

Walt Whitman


1. It is impossible to date this note with any certainty. [back]

2. John Jay Knox (1828–1892) was appointed to the Treasury Department by Secretary of the Treasury Salmon P. Chase. On October 10, 1867, Knox became Deputy Comptroller of the Currency, and from 1872 to 1884 he served as Comptroller. [back]


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