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Walt Whitman to Josiah Child, 10 December 1878

 loc.01269.001_large.jpg My dear Josiah Child

Yours of Nov: 23d duly came to hand with Trübner & Co's remittance of $47.55, & statement of acc't1—Thanks—I send by same mail with this the Photos: to Messrs: Ham Smith and Brooks, as requested2

Won't you also accept (for your Christmas trifle) a large & small Photo: which also goes—(Should the mat on the larger Photo: not please your eye, It does mine though—just as it is—you can remove it for a different sized one—or remove it altogether)—

The New Quarterly Magazine also came safely3—Grateful thanks—I still keep around well as usual

Walt Whitman  loc.01269.001_large.jpg


  • 1. For Whitman's transactions with Trübner, see his letter to the company of October 1, 1878. [back]
  • 2. Whitman sent photographs, undoubtedly Napoleon Sarony's, to Cecil C. Brooks and W.J. Ham Smith (Commonplace Book, Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1839–1919, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.). [back]
  • 3. Whitman mailed the journal to John Burroughs on December 12, 1878. [back]
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