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Title: James R. Osgood & Company to Walt Whitman, 18 July 1881

Date: July 18, 1881

Whitman Archive ID: loc.05162

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, "July 18 '81," is in the hand of Walt Whitman.

Contributors to digital file: Stefan Schöberlein, Blake Bronson-Bartlett, Nicole Gray, and Elizabeth Lorang

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Monday July 18 1881.

Walt Whitman, Esq.
Dear Sir:

We have your favor and note what you say about the poems.

We can start the book whenever you wish, and should consider six to eight weeks sufficient time for it.

When ready we should of course bind up some of them in leather for holiday sales & hope to do well with them.

Very truly Yours:
James R. Osgood & Co


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