Title: Harper's Weekly to Walt Whitman, 26 February 1863
Date: February 26, 1863
Source: Transcribed from digital images or a microfilm reproduction of the original item. 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.00856
Contributors to digital file: Elizabeth Lorang, Vanessa Steinroetter, Kathryn Kruger, Blake Bronson-Bartlett, and Heidi Bean
The Editor of Harpers Weekly begs to return the enclosed verses to Mr. Walt Whitman with his compliments and many thanks.1
Feb 26, 1863
1. No record exists that enumerates which poems Whitman submitted to Harper's Weekly. Though he had published "Beat! Beat! Drums!" there in September 1861, he did not receive a personal reply to this submission. [back]