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Correspondence

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Title: Walt Whitman to an Unidentified Editor, 13 April 1879

Date: April 13, 1879

Source: The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), 3:152. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

Location: Yale Collection of American Literature, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Whitman Archive ID: yal.00448

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




April 13 '79

My dear Sir

To break the tedium of my half-invalidism—& as an experiment—I have come on to N Y to try a lecture—Can't you give me a little lift in to-morrow's paper—Something like the below?1


Walt Whitman


Notes:

1. Probably Whitman sent an account of his lecture to this unidentified editor similar to the one mentioned in his letter to Whitelaw Reid of April 14, 1879. [back]


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