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Title: Walt Whitman to Thomas Nicholson [?], [12 October 1881]

Date: October 12, 1881

Whitman Archive ID: yal.00115

Source: Yale Collection of American Literature, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. 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.

Notes for this letter were derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller, 6 vols. (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), and supplemented, updated, or created by Whitman Archive staff as appropriate.

Editorial note: The annotation, "Probably written 1881," is in the hand of Richard Maurice Bucke.

Contributors to digital file: Stefan Schoeberlein, Nima Najafi Kianfar, Eder Jaramillo, and Nicole Gray

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Wednesday Noon1

Tom here is a New York paper with an acc't of the great Cricket Match between the Canadians and Americans—I thought you might like to read

I find I have no photo: here like the one I gave Tom Bradley, but I have some home, & when I go back to Camden, I will send you one sure.



1. According to the New York Times, the Canadians defeated an American cricket team on October 11. October 12 was on Wednesday in 1881. [back]


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