Title: Walt Whitman to the Editor of the Camden Press(?), [13(?) April 1880]
Date: April 13, 1880
Source: The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1964), 3:177. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Whitman Archive ID: loc.04042
Contributors to digital file: Alicia Bones, Grace Thomas, Eder Jaramillo, Kevin McMullen, Nicole Gray, and Elizabeth Lorang
I send you an authentic copy, so that if you care to you can print in Friday morning's paper (as I deliver it on the evening previous)1—
1. This note is written at the top of a proof sheet entitled "Walt Whitman Last Night," which Whitman had obviously placed in type before he gave his lecture. Although the letters are not extant, probably the poet sent similar notes to the editors of the Chicago Tribune, the Cincinnati Commercial, and to the Philadelphia Press. There is the possibility that Whitman prepared this copy but did not send it. At the bottom of the sheet Whitman appended a note: "to printer dont mind the different type." [back]