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Title: Walt Whitman to Editor or Superintendent, 19 April 1890

Date: April 19, 1890

Whitman Archive ID: har.00040

Source: Manuscripts Department, Houghton Library, Harvard University. Transcribed from digital images or a microfilm reproduction of the original item. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

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328 Mickle Street
Camden New Jersey1
April 19 '90

To the Editor or Superintendent:2

The printed slip seems to me more or less flat & erroneous—at a venture I send you in the MS sheet what I think would be a better brief biographical note for the book—wh' sheet I hope you will substitute & cancel the other

yr's respectfully
Walt Whitman

As yet we have no information about this correspondent.


1. Stamped on the upper left corner of this letter is "1918 Bequest of E. J. Wendell." [back]

2. This letter may have been addressed to Dodd, Mead, & Co, a publishing house in New York City, regarding their April 15, 1890, letter requesting Whitman's contribution to a projected volume on Abraham Lincoln. [back]


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