Title: Walt Whitman to the Editor of the New York Herald, [January 1876]
Date: January 1876
Source: The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Ted Genoways (Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2004), 7:44. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.
Location: Private collection of Dr. Kendall Reed
Whitman Archive ID: prc.00097
Contributors to digital file: Jonathan Y. Cheng, Elizabeth Lorang, Nima Najafi Kianfar, Alex Kinnaman, and Nicole Gray
Would like to have say a four or five column article for the paper embodying the poems, &c. of my new book "Two Rivulets," to publish say eight or ten days before their issue by me?—making a resume of the book in advance giving the principal pieces, (hitherto unpublished—& to be first printed in said article.) If so, I will make out such an article & send you, for your determination. The price would be $200.
I have thought that as you like to have things in advance—& also to give variety to the paper—such a proposition might be acceptable. If not, no harm done.