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Title: Walt Whitman to Karl Knortz, 19 June 1883

Date: June 19, 1883

Whitman Archive ID: uva.00448

Source: 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), 3:343. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

Contributors to digital file: Stefan Schoeberlein, Kirsten Clawson, Nima Najafi Kianfar, and Nicole Gray

431 Stevens Street
Camden New Jersey1
June 19 '83

Thanks for the copy German rendering "Cradle Endlessly Rocking" & for all the other German renderings of my pieces which you have sent me, & which I carefully keep, & prize—Dr R M Bucke has just published a book about me & my poems—& having two or three advance copies (in paper) at my disposal I should like to send you one. Shall I send it as before (by mail) to cor: Morris av: and 155th Street? (See the N. Y. Critic June 16)—

Walt Whitman


1. This letter is addressed: Dr Karl Knortz | Cor: Morris Avenue | & 155th Street | New York City. It is postmarked: Philadelphia | Pa. | Jun 19 83 | 2 30 PM; P.O. | 6-19-83 | 7-1 P | N.Y. [back]


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