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Title: Walt Whitman to Gilbert A. Tracy, 19 December 1867

Date: December 19, 1867

Whitman Archive ID: njh.00003

Source: New Jersey 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), 1:354. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

Contributors to digital file: Kenneth M. Price, Elizabeth Lorang, Zachary King, and Eric Conrad

December 19, 1867

G. A. Tracy, My dear Sir:1

Your note has been received. I published last edition of Leaves of Grass myself—& sell it. The price is $3. I send it from here by mail. Mr. Burroughs's Notes can be easily obtained by writing to the publishers, American News Company, 121 Nassau st., New York City. The price is $1.

Thanks for your kind wishes.

Walt Whitman


1. Gilbert A. Tracy (1835–1918) was at this time a clerk in the War Department. Before the war he had been a teacher in Connecticut. Later he became a noted collector of Lincolniana, and published Uncollected Letters of Abraham Lincoln (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1917). [back]


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