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Walt Whitman to White, Stokes & Allen, 29 April 1887

Thank you for your beautiful & interesting Bugle Echoes2 which has just reached me—Please send this to F F Browne3 with my best respects—

Walt Whitman

White, Stokes, & Allen was a New York-based publishing house that put out highly ornamented books. It was founded in 1883 by Joel Parker White (b. 1857), Frank Allen, and Frederick Abbot Stokes (1857–1939) and ran until 1887.


  • 1. This letter is addressed: White, Stokes & Allen | Publishers | New York City. It is postmarked: Camden, N.J. | Apr 29 | 12 M | 87; C | 4-29-87 | 6 P | N.Y. [back]
  • 2. Bugle Echoes was a collection of poems of the Civil War edited by Francis F. Browne and published by White, Stokes & Allen in 1886. The collection contained six poems by Whitman: "Beat! Beat! Drums!," "Come Up from the Fields Father," "Bivouac on a Mountain Side," "Ethiopia Saluting the Colors," "When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd," and "O Captain! My Captain!" [back]
  • 3. Francis Fisher Browne (1843–1913) was an American poet, critic, and editor of The Dial. [back]
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