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Title: Walt Whitman to J. R. Osgood & Company, 23 May 1882

Date: May 23, 1882

Whitman Archive ID: loc.00533

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.

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

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Received of James R Osgood & Co: one hundred ($100:) dollars in cash—and the plates, sheets, dies, &c. of "Leaves of Grass," in full of all claims for copyright or otherwise, as per our agreement of May 19 18821


Camden N J May 23—1882


1. This is a draft receipt. It is endorsed (by Whitman): "Copy of rec't sent O & Co May 23 '82." [back]


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