Life & Letters

Correspondence

About this Item

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





Editor Herald.1
Dear Sir:

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or ten days before their issue by me?—making a resume of the book in advance giving the principal pieces, (hitherto unpublished—& to be first printed in said article.)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.


WW


Notes:

1. This copy of a letter Whitman sent to the editor of the Herald is on the reverse of Whitman's letter to Jeannette Glider of January 30, 1876[back]


Comments?

Published Works | In Whitman's Hand | Life & Letters | Commentary | Resources | Pictures & Sound

Support the Archive | About the Archive

Distributed under a Creative Commons License. Ed Folsom & Kenneth M. Price, editors.