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Title: Nugent Robinson to Walt Whitman, 31 July 1887

Date: July 31, 1887

Whitman Archive ID: loc.03560

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.

Editorial notes: The annotation, "Nugent Robinsons," is in an unknown hand. The annotation, "see notes Aug 26 & 29 1888," is in the hand of Horace Traubel.

Contributors to digital file: Alex Kinnaman, Stefan Schöberlein, Ian Faith, and Stephanie Blalock

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Telephone, 934 Spring.

ATLANTA, GA.—42 Fitten Building.
BALTIMORE, MD.—6–8 South Frederick Street.
BOSTON, MASS.—106 Sudbury Street.
BUFFALO, N.Y.—242 Main Street.
CLEVELAND, O.—14 Court Place.
CHICAGO, ILL.—261–3 State Street.
CINCINNATI, O.—200 Main Street.
DAVENPORT. IOWA.—209 West Third Street.
DETROIT, MICH.—115 Griswold Street.

INDIANAPOLIS, IND.—93 N. Delaware Street.
KANSAS CITY, MO.—6–15 West Ninth Street.
LOUISVILLE, KY.—300 West Walnut Street.
MEMPHIS, TENN.—67 Jefferson Street.
MILWAUKEE, WIS.—23 Excelsior Block.
NEW ORLEANS, LA.—45 Carondelet Street.
OMAHA, NEB.—52 Hellman Block.
PEORIA, ILL.—104 South Adam Street.

PHILADELPHIA, PA.—714 Sansom Street.
PITTSBURG, PA.—6–1036 Penn Avenue.
ST. LOUIS, MO.—210 North Third Street.
ST. PAUL, MINN.—45 Davidson's Block.
SAN FRANCISCO, CAL.—14 Grant Avenue.
SYRACUSE, N.Y.—21–2 Larned Building.
TROY, N.Y.—48 Hall Building.
TORONTO, CANADA—44 Toronto Arcade.

31 July 188'7

Dear Sir,

Will you be so good as to let me know if you would be willing to honor us with a contribution to Once a Week & what your terms would be?1

Yours faithfully
Nugent Robinson

Nugent Robinson (1838–1904) was a journalist and editor from Dublin, Ireland. After graduating from Trinity College, he served an apprenticeship in London and worked as a correspondent for the Daily Chronicle during the Franco-German War. He moved to the United States in 1876, and he edited Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, Once a Week, and, later, Collier's Weekly. Robinson was apparently highly regarded among writers like Julian Hawthorne and James Whitcomb Riley, and he authored a number of books himself, including a farce and works on history. For more information, see "Nugent Robinson," Collier's 32.14 (January 9, 1904), 20.


1. Whitman's answer is not extant, and it appears no work by Whitman appeared in the magazine until 1891. [back]


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