Title: Walt Whitman to Edmund Routledge, 17 January 1868
Date: January 17, 1868
Source: The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), 2 2:13–14. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.
Location: The Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1839-1919, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Whitman Archive ID: loc.01569
Contributors to digital file: Kenneth M. Price, Elizabeth Lorang, Zachary King, and Eric Conrad
Sent Jan 17, '68
probably left N. Y. Jan 18, '681
In compliance with request in your name in letter from George Routledge & Sons, New York, of December 28th & my own reply thereto of December 30th,2 I send you herewith a poem for the Magazine, if found acceptable. For my own convenience & to insure correctness I have had the MS. put in type, & thus transmit it to you in the shape of a printed proof. The price is $1203 in gold, payable here, and I should like 30 copies of the Magazine, sent me here. It is to be distinctly understood that I reserve the right to print it in any future editions of my book. Hoping success to the Magazine, & that my piece may be found acceptable for it, I remain
Respectfully &c yours,
My address is at Attorney General's Office, Washington City, U.S.A.
1. This draft letter is endorsed, "Letter sent to | Edmund Routledge, | Jan. 17, '68." [back]