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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.

Source: Transcribed from digital images or a microfilm reproduction of the original item. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

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



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JR OSGOOD AND CO
211 TREMONT STREET,
Boston,
Decr 13 1881.

Walt Whitman, Esq.
Dear Sir:

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.

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Boston

Advertiser
Atlantic Monthly
Budget
Com. Bulletin
Courier
Gazette
Globe
Herald
Journal
Pilot (O'Reilly)
Post
Transcript
Traveller
Miss G. [Hamlen?] (N.Y. Herald)
Geo. H. Monroe
Wm D. Howells
F. B. Sanborn
Nora Perry.
Franklin (Mass) Sentinel
Worcester " Gazette
Springfield " Repub.
Concord (N.H.) Statesman
Providence (R.I.) Press
" Journal
Hartford Courant
New Haven Journal
" Yale Courant
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New York
Christian Union
Com. Advertiser
Critic
Evening Post
Examiner & Chronicle
Graphic
Herald
Harper's Magazine
Independent
Journal of Commerce
Publishers' Weekly

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