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Title: Walt Whitman to Andrew Rome and Thomas Rome, 15 March 1870

Date: March 15, 1870

Whitman Archive ID: har.00036

Source: Manuscripts Department, Houghton Library, Harvard University. The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), 2:94. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

Contributors to digital file: Kenneth M. Price, Elizabeth Lorang, Zachary King, and Eric Conrad

Attorney General's Office,
March 15, 1870.

Andrew & Thom. Rome,
Dear friends,1

I suppose the MS. of "Passage to India" came safe, last week—to be put in type as requested—with p. o. order for $10—I write now merely to ask you to read the proof carefully by copycorrect carefully—& then send me two proofs—put it through as soon as convenient.


I have a piece in next Galaxy2—about three or four sticks full—about Spring—I wish you would just copy it in your paper & send me 10 copies—


1. The Romes were old Brooklyn friends. In their printing establishment Walt Whitman set up the first edition of Leaves of Grass[back]

2. "A Warble for Lilac-Time" appeared in the Galaxy, 9 (May 1870), 686. For images of the poem as it appeared in the Galaxy, see "Warble for Lilac-Time." [back]


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