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Title: James R. Osgood & Company to Walt Whitman, 4 May 1882

Date: May 4, 1882

Whitman Archive ID: loc.05108

Source: The Thomas Biggs Harned Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1842–1937, 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 note: The annotation, "letter from Osgood & Co | May 4 '82," is in the hand of Walt Whitman.

Contributors to digital file: Stefan Schöberlein, Kirsten Clawson, Nima Najafi Kianfar, Nicole Gray, and Elizabeth Lorang

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JAMES R. OSGOOD.                EDWARD L. OSGOOD.                BENJAMIN H. TICKNOR.                THOMAS B. TICKNOR.
JAMES R. OSGOOD & CO., Publishers,
May 4 1882

Walt Whitman Esq.
Dear Sir

We beg to confirm our letter of 13th April, to which we have received no reply.

In as much as calls for the book in small numbers are coming to us from day to day and under the circumstances we find ourselves unable to fill them, it seems to us that in the interest of all concerned this matter should be settled speedily.

Yours very truly
James R Osgood & Co—


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