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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.


Correspondent:
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.

Notes:

1. Whitman's poem "The Voice of the Rain" was eventually published in Outing[back]


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