Title: James R. Osgood & Company to Walt Whitman, 21 March 1882
Date: March 21, 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.05567
Contributors to digital file: Stefan Schöberlein, Nima Najafi Kianfar, Eder Jaramillo, and Nicole Gray
Since our letter of yesterday we have received a memorandum of the passages & lines which are recommended to be expunged. Please look it through (we enclose it in detail) and advise us at your earliest convenience whether the suggestions meet your approval. In case they do we shall then proceed to consider the mechanical difficulties in the way and how far and how easily they may be overcome.
James R. Osgood & Co.
Passages to be expurgated from Walt Whitman's "Leaves of Grass."
1. Whitman renumbered these pages in blue pencil. [back]