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Title: Editor of The New York Morning Journal to Walt Whitman, 28 July 1890

Date: July 28, 1890

Whitman Archive ID: loc.07385

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.

Related item: Whitman drew a line through this partial letter in black ink and wrote a series of notes and calculations on the back regarding the length of short and long columns in the Critic.

Contributors to digital file: Blake Bronson-Bartlett, Ian Faith, Breanna Himschoot, and Stephanie Blalock

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The Morning Journal
Room 25, Tribune Building,
New York
July 28 1890

Dear S [illegible]

[illegible]d feel that [illegible] ha [illegible] a great [illegible] upon us [if you would?] consent to write, for [illegible] S [illegible]'s Journal, a [short?] article on some such topic as "Old B[rooklyn?] Days."

W [illegible] [illegible] [illegible]th [illegible] brief essays [illegible] feature of the Sunday [illegible] printing them as " [illegible]ed [editorial?]," with [facsimile?] of autograph [illegible] [pel?] [illegible]

[We?] have had [illegible] excellent names on our contributors'1

The New York Morning Journal was founded in 1882 by Albert Pulitzer (1851–1909), the younger brother of the newspaper publisher Joseph Pulitzer (1847–1911). Within a few years Pulitzer sold the paper to John R. McLean (1848–1916), and, later, it was transferred to the newspaper publisher and businessman William Randolph Hearst (1863–1951).


1. The rest of the letter is missing. [back]


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