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Title: Walt Whitman to William Michael Rossetti, [April (?) 1875]

Date: April(?) 1875

Source: The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), 2:327–328. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

Location: The location of the original manuscript is unknown.

Whitman Archive ID: med.00434

Contributors to digital file: Elizabeth Lorang, Kathryn Kruger, Zachary King, and Eric Conrad

Still unwell and paralysed, but up and around. Post-office address at Camden, New Jersey, U. S. A.; shall probably remain there. Design to bring out a volume, mélange of prose and verse, partly fresh matter, this summer.1


1. On April 14, 1875, William Michael Rossetti wrote to Whitman that he would include in The Academy "the substance of your last note," probably a postcard. The text given here appeared on April 17, 1875. Rossetti also observed that he had quoted from Whitman's estimate of Robert Burns in The Academy, 7 (February 27, 1875), 214–215. [back]


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