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Title: Walt Whitman to Edward Sprague Marsh, 11 January 1883

Date: January 11, 1883

Whitman Archive ID: yal.00118

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.

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431 Stevens Street
Camden New Jersey
Jan 11 '83

Dear Sir1

Yours of 2d just rec'd. The Centennial or 1876 edition of "Leaves of Grass" and "Two Rivulets" (the ed'n preceding the last) is in two vols price $6 the two—I have some copies & can furnish you with a set—Should you wish them send me p o order & I will forward them by mail—

Walt Whitman


1. Edward Sprague Marsh (1857–?) was a lawyer in Brandon, Vermont, a collector of rare books, and the editor and publisher of the Brandon Chronicle in 1894 ("Marsh, Edward Sprague," The Encyclopedia of Vermont Biography, ed. Prentiss Cutler Dodge [Burlington, Vermont: Ullery Publishing Company, 1912], 258). [back]


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