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Walt Whitman to Chatto & Windus, 21 December 1886


Thanks for the six copies of your beautiful Edition of my poems, wh' have safely reach'd me.2

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Andrew Chatto (1841–1913) was the junior partner of John Camden Hotten at Hotten's publishing business. After Hotten's death in 1873, Chatto bought the business and partnered with poet W. E. Windus. See also Oliver Warner, Chatto & Windus: A Brief Account of the Firm's Origin, History and Development (1973).


  • 1. This letter is addressed: Chatto & Windus | Publishers &c | 214 Piccadilly | London | W | England. It is postmarked: CAMDEN | DEC | 21 | [illegible]M. [back]
  • 2. See the letter from Whitman to Chatto & Windus of November 18, 1886. [back]
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