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Title: Walt Whitman to William D. O'Connor, [1867?]

Date: 1867?

Whitman Archive ID: nyp.00275

Source: The Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature, New York Public Library. The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), 1:355. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

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Dear William—

Come down a moment & have lunch with me—a biscuit & a glass of wine & water—& tell me about Nelly's getting off—I fully intended to be round this morning, & accompany her & you to the cars—but overslept myself—I was quite vexed at it.

Come immediately—



1. The contents of this note are too brief and indefinite to make dating certain. It could, for example, refer to any one of a number of publishing ventures in the period between 1865 and 1867, either O'Connor's or Whitman's. [back]


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