Title: Benjamin Ticknor to Walt Whitman, 24 May 1882
Date: May 24, 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.05612
Contributors to digital file: Stefan Schöberlein, Blake Bronson-Bartlett, and Nicole Gray
May 24 82
Dear Mr. Whitman
Your receipt is safely received and I have mailed you the paper copy of the "Leaves.".1 I am extremely sorry for the contretemps which has caused the change, but I am very glad of opportunity I have had of personal acquaintance with you. I hope to retain your good will in spite of our compulsory business separation.
Very Truly Yours:
B. H. Ticknor2
2. The first sentence of this letter and the signature have been struck through by an unknown hand, and quotation marks have been added around the rest of the letter. [back]