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Title: Thayer & Eldridge to Walt Whitman, 7 March 1860

Date: March 7, 1860

Whitman Archive ID: loc.00563

Source: The Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1839–1919, 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.

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March 7, 1860 Walt Whitman Brooklyn, N.Y.

Dear Sir

When we1 wrote you last week that our Mr. Thayer would be in NYork on Saturday and see you, he was in another section of Country and anticipated being in York without fail on the day we stated, on his way home, but circumstances have prevented his coming that way at all.

We would therefore say that we will agree to give you the amount you wish per week for four or five weeks, and shall expect to see you at our place on Monday or Tuesday of next week, when we shall be able to attend to your work & put it through

Yours Truly
Thayer & Eldridge


1. Thayer and Eldridge was a Boston publishing firm responsible for the third edition of Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass (1860). For more on Whitman's relationship with Thayer and Eldridge see "Thayer, William Wilde (1829–1896) and Charles W. Eldridge (1837–1903)." [back]


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