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Title: Henry M. Alden to Walt Whitman, 22 October 1884

Date: October 22, 1884

Source: The transcription presented here is derived from Horace Traubel, With Walt Whitman in Camden (New York: Mitchell Kennerley, 1915), 2:218–219. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

Location: The location of this manuscript is unknown.

Whitman Archive ID: med.00762

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




Harper & Brothers' Editorial Rooms.
New York,
Oct. 22, 1884.

Dear Mr. Whitman:

Please find enclosed Messrs Harper & Brothers' cheque for thirty dollars in payment for your poem Of That Blithe Throat of Thine. And you have the Messrs Harpers' permission to use the poem in a collection of your poems six months (or later) after our publication.1

With thanks, sincerely yours,
H. M. Alden.
Editor of Harpers' Magazine.


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. "Of That Blithe Throat of Thine" was published in the January 1885 issue of Harper's[back]


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