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Title: Walt Whitman to an Unidentified Printer, 25 November 1868

Date: November 25, 1868

Whitman Archive ID: med.00414

Source: The location of the original manuscript is unknown. The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, Volume VI: A Supplement with a Composite Index, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), 2:6. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

Contributors to digital file: Kenneth M. Price, Elizabeth Lorang, and Zachary King

November 25, 1868 1

It suits me first rate the way you have set it up—print 20 copies—give me good clear impressions.2


1. Transcription derived from Merwin-Clayton Sales Company catalogue, January 12, 1906. [back]

2. On November 30, 1868, Walt Whitman informed Ralph Waldo Emerson that "Proud Music of the Storm" was "put in type for my own convenience, and to ensure greater correctness." He asked Emerson to take the poem to James T. Fields, editor of the Atlantic Monthly, who promptly accepted it and published it in February 1869. [back]


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