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Correspondence

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Title: Walt Whitman to the Editor of the New York Sunday Courier, 16 January 1860

Date: January 16, 1860

Source: The transcription presented here is derived from , The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), 1:47. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

Location: Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1839–1919, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

Whitman Archive ID: loc.00755

Contributors to digital file: Elizabeth Lorang, Vanessa Steinroetter, and Alyssa Olson



The price of the "Thoughts"1 is $10.

I reserve the right of using it in any future edition of my poems.

I suggest, if accepted, it be placed at the top of the 2d, 3d, or 4th column, first page.

If declined, please keep the MS. till I call. I will call Wednesday morning.


Walt Whitman
Jan. 16, '60.2


Notes:

1. There are no extant copies of the New York Sunday Courier for 1860. "Thoughts" appeared in the third edition of Leaves of Grass, 408-411. [back]

2. Endorsed (by Walt Whitman): "Private note from Walt Whitman | To Editor Sunday Courier." [back]


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