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Title: Henry M. Alden to Walt Whitman, 8 June 1885

Date: June 8, 1885

Whitman Archive ID: loc.05907

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 Horace Traubel, With Walt Whitman in Camden (New York: Rowman and Littlefield, Inc., 1961), 1:28. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

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Harper & Brothers' Editorial Rooms,
Franklin Square, New York,
June 8, 1885.

My dear Whitman,

The Voice of the Rain does not tempt me, and I return it herewith with thanks.1

Yours ever, &c.
H. M. Alden.

Henry Mills Alden (1836–1919) was managing editor of Harper's Weekly from 1863 to 1869 and editor of Harper's Monthly Magazine from 1869 until his death.


1. Whitman's poem "The Voice of the Rain" was eventually published in Outing[back]


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