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Title: James R. Osgood & Company to Walt Whitman, 29 March 1882

Date: March 29, 1882

Whitman Archive ID: loc.05362

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.

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JAMES R. OSGOOD                EDWARD L. OSGOOD                BENJAMIN H. TICKNOR                THOMAS B. TICKNOR.
JAMES R. OSGOOD & CO., Publishers
Mch 29 1882

Walt Whitman Esq
Dear Sir:

We do not think the official mind will be satisfied with the changes you propose. They seem to think it necessary that the two poems "A Woman Waits for me" and "Ode to a Common Prostitute should be omitted altogether. If you consent to this we think the matter can be arranged without any other serious changes.

Yours truly
James R. Osgood & Co.


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