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Walt Whitman to Josiah Child, 20 November 1888


I am not sure I receipted the balance $14.43—sent me Oct: 20, & safely reach'd me2—best thanks—I am in good heart here, but nearly altogether physically wreck'd (paralysis &c)—am living here in my little shanty by the Delaware river—Best remembrance to you

Walt Whitman  loc.01271.001_large.jpg

Whitman's dealings with Trübner & Company were handled through Josiah Child. Trübner & Company was the London agent for Whitman's books; see Whitman's December 27, 1873, letter to the firm.


  • 1. This letter is addressed: Josiah Child | Care Trübner & Co: | 57 Ludgate Hill | London England. It is postmarked: Camden, N.J. | Nov 20 | 8 PM | 88. [back]
  • 2. On October 20, 1888, Child sent "on behalf of Trübner & Co a draft for $14.43 for 39 copies of 'Democratic Vistas' which is all your commission stock they had left on hand." For a complete record of Whitman's dealings with Trübner see Whitman's October 1, 1878, letter to the company. [back]
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