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Title: John Foord to Walt Whitman, 19 September 1889

Date: September 19, 1889

Whitman Archive ID: loc.02271

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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September 19th 89.

Walt Whitman, Esqre,
Dear Sir,

Enclosed please find Messrs Harper and Brothers'1—check for Ten Dollars, in payment for the poem "Bravo! Paris Exposition,"2 to be used in the "Weekly."

Yours Truly,
John Foord
Editor, "Harpers' Weekly."

John Foord was the editor of Harper's Weekly from 1888 to 1892.


1. Harper's Weekly was a New York-based magazine published by Harper & Brothers from 1857 to 1916. It did extensive coverage of the Civil War, during which it was the most widely read magazine in the U.S. After the War, it supported the Republican Party and Radical Reconstruction and published Thomas Nast's highly influential political cartoons. For more information on Whitman's relationship with Harper's Weekly, see Susan Belasco's Harper's Weekly Magazine[back]

2. Whitman's poem "Bravo, Paris Exposition!." was published in Harper's Weekly on September 28, 1889. [back]


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