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Title: Ticknor & Fields, for The Atlantic Monthly, to Walt Whitman, 6 March 1860

Date: March 6, 1860

Source: The transcription presented here is derived from Horace Traubel, With Walt Whitman in Camden, ed. Sculley Bradley (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1953), 4:77. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

Location: Location of original letter manuscript is unknown.

Whitman Archive ID: med.00319

Contributors to digital file: Elizabeth Lorang and Vanessa Steinroetter




OFFICE OF THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY
BOSTON,
March 6, 1860.

MR. WALT WHITMAN—

Sir. We enclose our check for thirty dollars finding your note to be quite correct.

Yours truly,
Ticknor & Fields1


Notes:

1. By the late 1840s Ticknor and Fields were publishing most of their trade books in a dark brown cloth; beginning in 1856 with Tennyson's The Poetical Works, Ticknor and Fields began to print books in a distinctive "blue and gold" binding. For discussion of Ticknor and Fields's "blue and gold" books see Michael Winship, American Literary Publishing in the Mid-Nineteenth Century (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995), 94–121. [back]


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