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Title: Walt Whitman to S. S. McClure, 6 August 1887

Date: August 6, 1887

Source: 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.

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

Whitman Archive ID: loc.03106

Contributors to digital file: Alex Ashland, Stefan Schöberlein, Caterina Bernardini, and Stephanie Blalock

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328 Mickle Street
Camden New Jersey1
Aug: 6 '87

I have rec'd your kind proposition—Yes, if I compose anything fit for your purposes I will send you—but I am disabled & unwell more than half the time & cannot be relied on—Do not for the present put my name on your printed list of contributors—

Walt Whitman

Samuel Sidney McClure (1857–1949) was an investigative journalist and the co-founder of McClure's Magazine, which published a lot of work by Whitman posthumously.


1. This letter is addressed: S S McClure | Tribune Building | New York City. It is postmarked: Camden, N.J. | Aug [illegible] | 8 PM | 87; P.O. | 8-6-87 | [illegible] | N.Y. [back]


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