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Title: Walt Whitman to Whitelaw Reid, [8 February 1876]

Date: February 8, 1876

Whitman Archive ID: loc.02826

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), 3:23. 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, Kathryn Kruger, Zachary King, and Eric Conrad



Calculated to make from 2 1/3d to 2 2/3d columns, in the ordinary nonpareil, (or minion, is it?) you use for reading matter.

If convenient, when in type, send me a (revised) proof, which I will return by next mail.2

Walt Whitman

431 Stevens st. | Camden, | N. Jersey.


1. Endorsed (by Reid?), "8 Feb. 1876." [back]

2. Whitman sent Reid, the editor of the New York Tribune, a lengthy review of his new edition, which appeared in the New York Tribune on February 19, 1876; see Whitman's December 5, 1874 letter to Reid and Studies in Bibliography, 8 (1956), 243–244. [back]


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