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

Date: December 1878

Whitman Archive ID: med.00664

Source: 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. 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.

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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