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Title: Benjamin Ticknor to Walt Whitman, 24 May 1882

Date: May 24, 1882

Whitman Archive ID: loc.05612

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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May 24 82

Dear Mr. Whitman

Your receipt is safely received and I have mailed you the paper copy of the "Leaves.".1 I am extremely sorry for the contretemps which has caused the change, but I am very glad of opportunity I have had of personal acquaintance with you. I hope to retain your good will in spite of our compulsory business separation.

Very Truly Yours:
B. H. Ticknor2


1. See the letter from Whitman to Ticknor of May 23, 1882[back]

2. The first sentence of this letter and the signature have been struck through by an unknown hand, and quotation marks have been added around the rest of the letter. [back]


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