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Walt Whitman to Ellen Louise Chandler Moulton, [11 December 1876]

I send to-day, to same address as this card, my Vol. L of G—Please notify me, (by postal card will do) soon as it reaches you safely.



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    This letter's envelope bears the address, "Mrs Louise Chandler Moulton | care Philip Bourke Marston | 20 Ladbroke Grove Road | Notting Hill W | London | England." It is postmarked: "Camden | Dec | 11 | N.J.; London | F Z | Paid | De 23 | 76."

    Louise Chandler Moulton (1835–1908), an American poet, was staying with Philip Bourke Marston (to whom Whitman wrote on September 7, 1876), whose works she edited after his premature death in 1887. See Lilian Whiting, Louise Chandler Moulton, Poet and Friend (Boston: Little, Brown, and Co., 1910). An entry in Whitman's Commonplace Book confirms the date (Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1839–1919, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.).

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