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Title: Walt Whitman to William D. O'Connor, 6 July 1882

Date: July 6, 1882

Source: The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), 3:295–296. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

Location: The Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature, New York Public Library

Whitman Archive ID: nyp.00458

Contributors to digital file: Stefan Schoeberlein, Nima Najafi Kianfar, Eder Jaramillo, and Nicole Gray

Rees Welsh & Co.,
. . .
July 6 1882

My dear friend

If entirely convenient I wish you would find out whether there has been any consideration of the question of sending Leaves of Grass through the mails, and decision thereon, at the P O Department—& send me word at once—I am well as usual—

Walt Whitman

direct to me at Camden N J—


1. This letter is endorsed: "Walt Whitman | Answ'd July 7/82." It is addressed: Wm D O'Connor | Life Saving Service Bureau | Washington | D C. It is postmarked: Philadelphia | Jul | 6 | 6 PM | Pa.; Washington, D.C. | Jul | 7 | 5 AM | 1882 | Recd. [back]


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