Title: Walt Whitman to Josiah Child, 8 December 1881
Date: December 8, 1881
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Location: The Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1839–1919, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Whitman Archive ID: loc.04928
Contributors to digital file: Stefan Schoeberlein, Nima Najafi Kianfar, Nicole Gray, and Eder Jaramillo
431 Stevens Street
Camden New Jersey U S America
Dec: 8 '811
First, thanks, heartfelt thanks, my friend, for your good will & deeds—finding a publisher, &c—I wish to know specifically whether Mr Bogue will take the Leaves & is content to be the London publisher in permanence as far as can be told at present. Please send me a circular of his publications—(you may show him this letter)—As far as I am concerned, I shall leave the matter entirely to you. If you think him the proper man & he is willing to take the book let him & his place—if Osgood & Co. say so—be the settled London publication office & depository
1. Whitman noted this letter in his Commonplace Book (Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1839–1919, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.). See the letter from Whitman to James R. Osgood & Company of December 8, 1881, and the letter to David Bogue of December 14, 1881. [back]