Title: Walt Whitman to William Gardner Barton, 1 August 
Date: August 1, 1877
Source: The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Ted Genoways (Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2004), 7:51. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.
Location: Williams College
Whitman Archive ID: wil.00002
Contributors to digital file: Alicia Bones, Nima Najafi Kianfar, Eder Jaramillo, and Nicole Gray
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Yours of July 29 rec'd1—I have some copies of John Burroughs's Notes on WW as Poet & Person, 2d edition, under my control2—the price is $1 a copy, sent by mail. Of my own works, complete edition, the enclosed circular will give you the particulars.
1. William Gardner Barton (1851–1890) was a writer and naturalist whose writings were featured in the collection Songs and Saunterings (Salem, MA: The Salem Press Publishing & Printing Co., 1892). Barton wrote a letter to Whitman on November 12, 1876, requesting an autograph. The letter referenced here of July 29, 1877, has not been found. [back]