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Title: Walt Whitman to James R. Osgood, 26 May [1881]

Date: May 26, 1881

Whitman Archive ID: meh.00001

Source: Maine Historical Society. The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), 3:226. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

Contributors to digital file: Stefan Schoeberlein, Nima Najafi Kianfar, Eder Jaramillo, and Nicole Gray

431 Stevens street
Camden New Jersey
May 26 8 p m

My dear Osgood

Just returned from a week down in the Jersey woods—& find yours—Will send on the copy so you can have it in Boston Monday forenoon next at furthest1

Walt Whitman


1. This note was written in reply to Osgood's letter of May 23, in which he asked for "the copy this week, as I sail for Europe in a fortnight" (The Library of Congress; The Complete Writings of Walt Whitman [New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1902], 7:278). [back]


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