Title: James R. Osgood to Walt Whitman, 3 June 1881
Date: June 3, 1881
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Location: The Thomas Biggs Harned Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1842–1937, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Whitman Archive ID: loc.05159
Contributors to digital file: Stefan Schöberlein, Blake Bronson-Bartlett, Nicole Gray, and Elizabeth Lorang
JAMES R. OSGOOD & CO., Publishers.
211 TREMONT STREET.
June 3 1881
Dear W Whitman
Yours of 1st recd. We accept your terms, viz. 25 cents per copy on all sold if the price is $2.00, and 30 cents if $2.50.
We shall not wish to publish until Autumn, but should like to receive the copy whenever you are ready, so that the work of making the plates will be going on during the Summer.
Please write to me in care of Trübner & Co. 57 Ludgate Hill, London, giving any suggestions about the publication in England.
I shall need for that purpose especially to know how far this edition differs from previous ones, and particularly how much new matter it contains.
When the copy is ready send it directly to the firm.
Walt Whitman Esq