Life & Letters

Correspondence

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Title: Walt Whitman to Brander Matthews, 6 September [1882]

Date: September 6, 1882

Source: The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), 3:304. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

Location: Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book & Manuscript Library, New York

Whitman Archive ID: col.00019

Contributors to digital file: Stefan Schoeberlein, Nima Najafi Kianfar, Eder Jaramillo, and Nicole Gray




Camden N J
Sept: 6

I cheerfully give permission to print "O Captain My Captain" in your book1


Walt Whitman


Notes:

1. Brander Matthews (1852–1929), professor of English literature at Columbia University from 1892 to 1924, included the poem in Poems of American Patriotism (1882), 268–269. [back]


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