Title: James R. Osgood & Company to Walt Whitman, 29 March 1882
Date: March 29, 1882
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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.05362
Contributors to digital file: Stefan Schöberlein, Nicole Gray, Blake Bronson-Bartlett, and Elizabeth Lorang
JAMES R. OSGOOD EDWARD L. OSGOOD BENJAMIN H. TICKNOR THOMAS B. TICKNOR.
JAMES R. OSGOOD & CO., Publishers
211 TREMONT STREET.
Mch 29 1882
Walt Whitman Esq
We do not think the official mind will be satisfied with the changes you propose. They seem to think it necessary that the two poems "A Woman Waits for me" and "Ode to a Common Prostitute should be omitted altogether. If you consent to this we think the matter can be arranged without any other serious changes.
James R. Osgood & Co.