Title: Walt Whitman to James R. Osgood, 1 June 1881
Date: June 1, 1881
Source: The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), 3:227–228. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.
Location: T. E. Hanley Collection, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, The University of Texas at Austin
Whitman Archive ID: tex.00420
Contributors to digital file: Stefan Schoeberlein, Nima Najafi Kianfar, Eder Jaramillo, and Nicole Gray
431 Stevens Street
Camden New Jersey
June 1 '81
My dear Mr Osgood
Yours of May 31 just rec'd—Thanking you warmly for willingness, promptness, &c. my terms are:
25 cts on every copy sold if the retail price is put at $2
30 cts on every copy sold if the retail price is put at $2.501
If these suit you the bargain is settled—you shall be fully fortified as sole publisher with all legal authority—& you can act accordingly in England—If they do not suit no harm done—the thing is off—but with perfect good feeling left on both sides.