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Title: Walt Whitman to the Editor of The North American Review, ? December 1886

Date: December ?, 1886

Whitman Archive ID: med.00749

Source: The location of this manuscript is unknown. The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), 4:61. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

Contributors to digital file: Stefan Schöberlein, Ian Faith, Marie Ernster, Stephanie Blalock, Paige Wilkinson, and Amanda J. Axley

If the War Memoranda piece is in Jan. number, please send me three numbers.1

Walt Whitman
Camden, New Jersey

The North American Review was the first literary magazine in the United States. The journalist Charles Allen Thorndike Rice (1851–1889) edited and published the magazine in New York from 1876 until his death. Whitman's friend James Redpath joined the North American Review as managing editor in 1886. After Rice's death, Lloyd Bryce (1852–1915) became owner and editor. At the time of this letter, William Rideing (1853–1918) was assistant editor of the magazine.


1. Since "Some War Memoranda. Jotted Down at the Time" appeared in the January 1887 issue of The North American Review, this note was probably written in December 1886. [back]


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