Title: Henry M. Alden to Walt Whitman, 8 June 1885
Date: June 8, 1885
Source: The transcription presented here is derived from Horace Traubel, With Walt Whitman in Camden (New York: Rowman and Littlefield, Inc., 1961), 1:28. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.
Location: The Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1839–1919, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Whitman Archive ID: loc.05907
Contributors to digital file: Alex Kinnaman, Stefan Schöberlein, Ian Faith, Kyle Barton, and Nicole Gray
Harper & Brothers' Editorial Rooms,
Franklin Square, New York,
June 8, 1885.
My dear Whitman,
The Voice of the Rain does not tempt me, and I return it herewith with thanks.1
Yours ever, &c.
H. M. Alden.
Henry Mills Alden (1836–1919) was managing editor of Harper's Weekly from 1863 to 1869 and editor of Harper's Monthly Magazine from 1869 until his death.