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Correspondence

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Title: Walt Whitman to Gordon Lester Ford, 23 August 1867

Date: August 23, 1867

Source: The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), 1:336–337. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

Location: The Pierpont Morgan Library, New York

Whitman Archive ID: pml.00023

Contributors to digital file: Kenneth M. Price, Elizabeth Lorang, Zachary King, and Eric Conrad




Washington,
August 23, 1867.

Mr. Ford.1
Dear Sir,

Your note has been received.

I have a vague impression, or memory, of some copies of the first edition of Leaves of Grass being for sale at Dion Thomas's Bookstore, in Nassau st. near Spruce, New York, some time since.

Andrew Rome, printer, now in Fulton st. opposite City Hall, Brooklyn, did the printing of the first edition.


Walt Whitman


Notes:

1. Ford practiced law in New York and lived in Brooklyn. [back]


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