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Walt Whitman to William C. Skinner, 7 February 1885

Yours just rec'd​ with contents (thanks)1 I forward you the Volume same mail with this—When safely rec'd.​ will you kindly send me a card notifying me?

Walt Whitman

William C. Skinner (1855–1922) was a New York businessman, working most of his life for Colt's Manufacturing Company.


  • 1. On February 5, 1885, Skinner wrote to Whitman requesting a Centennial Edition of Leaves of Grass. Whitman noted in his daybook sending the book on February 7 (Daybooks and Notebooks, ed. William White, 3 vols. [1978], 2:351). [back]
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