Life & Letters

Correspondence

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Title: Walt Whitman to James R. Osgood & Company, 5 April 1882

Date: April 5, 1882

Source: The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), 3:273. 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 Center, The University of Texas at Austin

Whitman Archive ID: tex.00441

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



TELEGRAM.
April 5 82
Dated Camden N J

To Jas R Osgood & Co
211 Tremont St Boston

No I cannot consent to leave out the two pieces                I am only willing to carry out my letter of March twenty third.1


Walt Whitman


Notes:

1. When Whitman did not reply to their letter of March 29 (see the letter from Whitman to Osgood & Company of March 23, 1882), Osgood & Co. sent a telegram to the poet on April 5 (The Library of Congress; The Complete Writings of Walt Whitman [New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1902], 8:296). [back]


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