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Title: Walt Whitman to William D. O'Connor, 22 June [1882]

Date: June 22, 1882

Whitman Archive ID: nyp.00455

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), 3:293. 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

June 22

I send you the Phil: Press with an item—after reading please mail to Dr Bucke.2

W. W.


1. This letter is endorsed: "Answ'd June 29/82." It is addressed: Wm D O'Connor | Life Saving Service Bureau | Washington | D.C. It is postmarked: Camden | Jun | 23 | 5 PM | N.J.; Washington, D.C. | Jun | 24 | 4 AM | 1882 | Recd. [back]

2. Probably Whitman sent an article entitled "The Condemned Poems," signed by W. H. (apparently a woman), which appeared in the Philadelphia Press on June 16. See also Horace Traubel, With Walt Whitman in Camden (New York: Mitchell Kennerley, 1914), 3:349. [back]


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