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Walt Whitman to C. H. Sholes, 9 June [1880]

I have journey'd out here from my home in Camden, & this will be my head-quarters & P O address for the next two months—(making short leisurely visits to different parts of Canada, but coming back here)—I have rec'd​ the two Iowa papers, with my soldiers' poem commemorative of Decoration day—believe me I appreciate your kind mention2

I am well as usual—Best remembrances—June 9—

Walt Whitman


  • 1. This letter is addressed: C H Sholes | Short-Hand Reporter | Des Moines | Iowa | U S A. It is postmarked: London | (?) | Ju 10 | 8(?) | Ontario. [back]
  • 2. C. H. Sholes, a shorthand reporter in Des Moines, Iowa, requested the 1876 edition on March 12, 1880 (see the letter from Whitman to Sholes of March 12). Whitman noted receiving an "ardent letter from him" in the same month. Sholes on June 30 "saw Dr B[ucke] and myself in Dr B's library—London" (Whitman's Commonplace Book, Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1839–1919, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.). [back]
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