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Title: Walt Whitman to the Editor of the Boston Daily Advertiser (?), 25 June [1872]

Date: June 25, 1872

Whitman Archive ID: loc.03273

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), 5:295. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

Contributors to digital file: Elizabeth Lorang, Kathryn Kruger, Zachary King, Eric Conrad, and Nicole Gray

New York
June 25.

My dear Sir:1

I send herewith a proof of my poem for convenience for use in your paper, should you wish. As the piece is to be delivered on Wednesday afternoon, June 26, you are at liberty to print it, if you wish, in your paper of Thursday, June 27. Of course not before.

Very respectfully,
Walt Whitman


1. This letter is virtually a duplicate of Whitman's letter to the editor of the Boston Daily Advertiser dated also on June 25, 1872. [back]


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