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Title: Harper's Weekly to Walt Whitman, 26 February 1863

Date: February 26, 1863

Whitman Archive ID: loc.00856

Source: 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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The Editor of Harpers Weekly begs to return the enclosed verses to Mr. Walt Whitman with his compliments and many thanks.1

Harpers Weekly
Feb 26, 1863


1. No record exists that enumerates which poems Whitman submitted to Harper's Weekly. Though he had published "Beat! Beat! Drums!" there in September 1861, he did not receive a personal reply to this submission. [back]


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