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Walt Whitman to Mrs. Vine Coburn, 18 February [1882]

Yours of 15th rec'd​ , with the $10 for Centennial Edition—2 vols​ —Sincere thanks—As I am absent from home for a week or so—& shall not be able to send them till I get back (I will see to it immediately then)—thought I would send you this word right away1

Walt Whitman


  • 1. Mrs. Vine Coburn was a member of a distinguished Maine family; see Walt Whitman Review 15 (1969), 59n. The two-volume set was sent on March 7 after Whitman's two-week stay with the Staffords (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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