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Title: Walt Whitman to Charles Scribner's Sons, 25 August 1883

Date: August 25, 1883

Source: The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Ted Genoways (Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2004), 7:71. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

Location: Archives of Charles Scribner's Sons, Manuscripts Division, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Whitman Archive ID: pru.00002

Contributors to digital file: Kirsten Clawson, Stefan Schöberlein, Nima Najafi Kianfar, and Nicole Gray




Germantown, Phila:
Aug: 25 '83

Charles Scribner's Sons
Dear Sirs

I hereby authorize you to print the pieces in your volumes as requested in the foregoing.1


Walt Whitman


Notes:

1. Whitman's reply appears at the conclusion of the letter on August 22 from Scribner's requesting his "kind consent to include your two poems 'Pioneers' and 'The Soldier's Letter' ['Come up from the Fields Father']" in "a very excellent and comprehensive collection of English Verse." [back]


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