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Title: Walt Whitman to Whitelaw Reid, 21 September [1878]

Date: September 21, 1878

Whitman Archive ID: loc.04074

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, 1964), 3:137. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

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431 Stevens Street
Camden New Jersey
Sept 21

My dear Reid,

Won't the herewith do for an editorial these days?1

The price is $10—

Walt Whitman

I am keeping quite well & hearty yet for me—


1. Whitman sent "Gathering the Corn," which appeared in the New York Tribune on October 24. It was later reprinted in Good-bye My Fancy (The Complete Writings of Walt Whitman, [New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1902], 7:14–17). See the letters from Whitman to Whitelaw Reid of September 30, 1878 and November 27, 1878[back]


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