Title: Thayer & Eldridge to Walt Whitman, 15 October 1860
Date: October 15, 1860
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Location: Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1839–1919, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Whitman Archive ID: loc.00580
Contributors to digital file: Elizabeth Lorang, Blake Bronson-Bartlett, Eric Conrad, Kathryn Kruger, and Nick Krauter
Oct 15, 1860
Thayer & Eldridge
1. Thayer and Eldridge was the Boston publishing firm responsible for the third edition of Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass (1860). For more on Whitman's relationship with Thayer and Eldridge see "Thayer, William Wilde (1829–1896) and Charles W. Eldridge (1837–1903)." [back]
2. Whitman had requested an advance check for his proposed volume of poetry The Banner At Day-Break, but Thayer and Eldridge's dire financial situation prevented them from honoring Whitman's request. [back]