Title: James R. Osgood & Company to Walt Whitman, 13 December 1881
Date: December 13, 1881
Editorial note: The annotation, "Osgood letter Dec: 13 '81 | permission to sell the '76 edition | ☝," is in the hand of Walt Whitman.
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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.05164
Contributors to digital file: Stefan Schöberlein, Blake Bronson-Bartlett, Nicole Gray, and Elizabeth Lorang
JR OSGOOD AND CO
211 TREMONT STREET,
Decr 13 1881.
Walt Whitman, Esq.
We have sent you the 15 Leaves of Grass & 30 sheets as desired.
We enclose a list of editorials already sent for purposes of comparison, in case you might happen to duplicate.
We do not think the disposal of the old edition will in the least interfere with the new one; and shall be very glad if the new attention called to your writings enables you to dispose of them speedily and completely
Very truly Yours:
James R. Osgood & Co.
P.S. We find there are only 6 sets of the sheets of [new?] poems left.—these we send
Papers to which "Leaves of Grass" have been sent, by J.R.O. & Co.———