Title: Walt Whitman to James Arnold, June 1876
Date: June 1876
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Notes for this letter were derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Ted Genoways (Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2004), vol. 7.
Location: Trent Collection of Whitmaniana, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Whitman Archive ID: duk.00793
Contributors to digital file: Jonathan Y. Cheng, Elizabeth Lorang, Nima Najafi Kianfar, Alex Kinnaman, and Nicole Gray
The style of the books (10 copies) you sent to-day is satisfactory. Go on with the remainder (590) in the same style—you will have the sheets (650 copies) of Two Rivulets in two or three days. Have you got the back-title cut according to...The letter...on back does not take well...
James Arnold was a Philadelphia bookbinder.
1. Whitman crossed out this draft letter and wrote a note titled "Tramps" on the back. [back]
2. Whitman received word from Samuel W. Green, who printed the pages of the 1876 editions of Leaves of Grass and Two Rivulets, that the pages of Leaves of Grass would be delivered on May 24, 1876. [back]