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Correspondence

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Title: Walt Whitman to Talcott Williams, 20 February [1885]

Date: February 20, 1885

Source: The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Ted Genoways (Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2004), 7:78. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

Location: Talcott Williams Papers, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware

Whitman Archive ID: loc.07003

Contributors to digital file: Alex Kinnaman, Stefan Schöberlein, Ian Faith, Kyle Barton, and Nicole Gray




Camden
Feb 20

My dear T W

I send you the bit for Sunday's paper1 (had it put in type for my private satisfaction & greater correctness. of course you need send me no proof now)—If convenient I should like to have it put at head say of 6th column on 4th (editorial) page.


Walt Whitman


Correspondent:
Talcott Williams (1849–1928) was associated with the New York Sun and World as well as the Springfield Republican before he became the editor of the Philadelphia Press in 1879. His newspaper vigorously defended Whitman in news articles and editorials after the Boston censorship of 1882. For more information about Williams, see Philip W. Leon, "Williams, Talcott (1849–1928)," Walt Whitman: An Encyclopedia, ed. J.R. LeMaster and Donald D. Kummings (New York: Garland Publishing, 1998).

Notes:

1. Whitman's "Ah, Not This Granite, Dead and Cold" (later "Washington's Monument, February, 1885") was published in the Philadelphia Press on Sunday, February 22, 1885. [back]


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