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Title: Walt Whitman to S. S. McClure, 25 June 1887

Date: June 25, 1887

Whitman Archive ID: loc.03105

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.

Notes for this letter were created by Whitman Archive staff and/or were derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller, 6 vols. (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), and supplemented or updated by Whitman Archive staff.

Contributors to digital file: Ryan Furlong, Stefan Schöberlein, Kevin McMullen, and Stephanie Blalock

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Camden New Jersey1
June 25 '87

Yours with $25 as pay for the little piece has reach'd me—Thanks, & this is the receipt2

Walt Whitman

Samuel Sidney McClure (1857–1949) was an investigative journalist who in 1884 established the first newspaper syndicate in the United States, which occasionally solicited and published work by Whitman; later, he co-founded McClure's Magazine, which published work by Whitman posthumously.


1. This postal card is addressed: S S M'Clure | Tribune Building | New York City. It is postmarked: Philadelphia | Jun | 25 | 4 PM | Transit; P.O. | 6-25-87 | 12 P | N.Y. [back]

2. See the letter from Whitman to the S. S. McClure Syndicate, June 14, 1887[back]


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