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Title: Walt Whitman to Benjamin Ticknor, [23(?) May 1882]

Date: May 23, 1882

Whitman Archive ID: loc.00532

Source: The Thomas Biggs Harned Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1842–1937, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. 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.

Notes for this letter were derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller, 6 vols. (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), and supplemented, updated, or created by Whitman Archive staff as appropriate.

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O & Co
Benj Ticknor1

Enclosed find receipt which I believe closes the matter2

I wish you would mail me the (brown paper bound) copy of "Leaves of Grass" I sent on about a month ago3—I mentioned my desire at the time for its return



1. This draft letter is endorsed (by Whitman): "Sent May 24 '82." [back]

2. See the letter from Whitman to James R. Osgood & Company of May 23, 1882. Ticknor had sent a check for $100 on May 20; he acknowledged Whitman's letter on May 25[back]

3. See the letter from Whitman to Osgood & Company of March 23, 1882[back]


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