Title: Walt Whitman to E. H. Hames & Co., 16 January 1881
Date: January 16, 1881
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Location: Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME
Whitman Archive ID: bow.00001
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Jan: 16 '81
E H Hames & Co:
Thanks for your kind invitation to write an article on Longfellow for the World—but I shall have to decline—I cannot get my wits to work to say any thing on that subject that I should like to have go forth, satisfactory to myself. Please see an article by me in the forthcoming number of the N A Review for February, in which I have ventilated some of my notions on Poetry in America. The article from the London Times (June '78) there alluded to & partially extracted from, ought to be printed here in this country in full—how would you like to do it?—would make ¾ or less of one of your pages close—if yes I will send you the Times with it in.