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Title: Walt Whitman to Francis Fisher Browne, 23 November 1885

Date: November 23, 1885

Whitman Archive ID: loc.06096

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 Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), 6:31. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

Contributors to digital file: Alex Kinnaman, Stefan Schöberlein, Ian Faith, Kyle Barton, and Nicole Gray

23d Nov: '85—
328 Mickle Street:
Camden New Jersey1

Dear Sir

I cheerfully give you permission to use in your Volume of War Poetry2 the pieces specified in your letter to Mr Stedman3—or any others of mine you may desire.

Walt Whitman

Francis Fisher Browne (1843–1913) was an American poet, critic, and editor of The Dial.


1. This letter is addressed: F F Browne | Care of Jansen, McClurg & Co: | Chicago Ill:. [back]

2. Browne was collecting poems of the Civil War; see the letter from Whitman to White, Stokes & Allen of April 29, 1885. [back]

3. Apparently Edmund Clarence Stedman, author and critic, forwarded Browne's request to Whitman. [back]


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