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Title: Walt Whitman to Edmund Routledge, 22 March 1868

Date: March 22, 1868

Whitman Archive ID: loc.01576

Source: The 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), 2:24. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

Contributors to digital file: Kenneth M. Price, Elizabeth Lorang, Zachary King, and Eric Conrad

March 22, '68
(Went 24th)1

Ed. Routledge

In my note of January 17 last,2 sending "Whispers of Heavenly Death," I included a request for thirty copies of the magazine, containing the piece, whenever printed. If agreeable therefore, please request the New York house to send by express, at my expense, thirty copies of the "Broadway" containing the piece, to my address, Attorney Gen's office, here.

I propose, before long, to submit to you another piece, for the magazine, if approved.3


1. This draft letter is endorsed, "To | Ed Routledge | March 24 '68." [back]

2. See Walt Whitman's January 17, 1868 letter to Edmund Routledge. [back]

3. Since this is the last extant letter to Routledge, it is not known whether Whitman actually submitted another poem or article to the Broadway[back]


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