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Title: Walt Whitman to Richard Maurice Bucke, [(?) December 1878]

Date: December 1878

Source: The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Ted Genoways (Iowa City, IA: University of Iowa Press, 2004), 7:54. 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. Genoways's transcription is derived from a typescript in the Edwin Seaborn typescripts of the Bucke papers at the D. B. Weldon Library, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario.

Whitman Archive ID: med.00664

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

Give my regards to Mr. Forman and tell him that I have nothing definite to say at the present about an English ed. of my poems, but I will keep it in mind and will keep him in mind in connection with it. Perhaps next summer I shall have something definite to say about it. Just now I do not think anything can be done. Tell him also that [what] I have to say about the English Ed. will be first presented to him. I have many friends in England but he will be the first consulted.


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