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Title: Walt Whitman to an Unidentified Correspondent, [1877?]

Date: 1877

Whitman Archive ID: med.00662

Source: The location of the original manuscript is unknown. Miller's transcription is derived from Goodspeed's Catalog, 1940. The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), 5:304. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

Contributors to digital file: Kirsten Clawson, Eder Jaramillo, Stefan Schöberlein, and Nicole Gray


Dear Sir

Yours of July 29 rec'd—I have some copies of John Burroughs's Notes on W W as Poet & Person, 2d edition under my control—the price is $1 a copy sent by mail. Of my own works, complete edition, the enclosed circular will give you the particulars.

Walt Whitman


1. Although no date can be established conclusively, the resemblance of this note to the letter from Whitman to Scribner and Company of March 30, 1877, makes 1877 plausible. [back]


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