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Title: Walt Whitman to William E. Chapin & Company, 24 September 1866

Date: September 24, 1866

Whitman Archive ID: loc.00711

Source: Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1839–1919, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), 6:5. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

Contributors to digital file: Elizabeth Lorang, Brett Barney, Vanessa Steinroetter, and Alyssa Olson

Sept. 24th 1866.

Wm. E. Chapin & Co.1 please furnish Mr. Ballow2 with paper for end leaves, &c. similar to that you used for the book.

Walt Whitman


1. William E. Chapin of 24 Beekman Street, New York City, set the type for the 1867 edition of Leaves of Grass; see Whitman's letter of August 26, 1866[back]

2. Mr. Ballow has not been identified. [back]


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