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Title: Walt Whitman to Brander Matthews, 6 September [1882]

Date: September 6, 1882

Whitman Archive ID: col.00019

Source: Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book & Manuscript Library, New York. The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), 3:304. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

Contributors to digital file: Stefan Schoeberlein, Nima Najafi Kianfar, Eder Jaramillo, and Nicole Gray

Camden N J
Sept: 6

I cheerfully give permission to print "O Captain My Captain" in your book1

Walt Whitman


1. Brander Matthews (1852–1929), professor of English literature at Columbia University from 1892 to 1924, included the poem in Poems of American Patriotism (1882), 268–269. [back]


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