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

Date: February 8, 1876

Source: 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.

Location: The Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1839–1919, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

Whitman Archive ID: loc.02826

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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