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Title: Walt Whitman to George W. Waters, 10 November 1878

Date: November 10, 1878

Whitman Archive ID: duk.00752

Source: The Trent Collection of Walt Whitman Manuscripts, Duke University Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library. The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1964), 3:139. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

Contributors to digital file: Alicia Bones, Grace Thomas, Anthony Dreesen, and Kevin McMullen

Camden New Jersey
Nov 10 '78

Dear George Waters

Yours of 4th rec'd (I only came up yesterday from the country, where I go more than half the time)—I am pretty well for me, & have had a good summer—

Will the enclosed little bit do for your publication? Success to it1

Walt Whitman

George, if you print it be very careful of the proof—they have lately made some bad work in that respect for me—


1. Whitman sent "Roaming in Thoughts," a two-line poem which appeared in the 1881 edition of Leaves of Grass (Commonplace Book, Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1839–1919, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.). [back]


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