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

Date: June 22, 1882

Source: 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.

Location: The Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature, New York Public Library

Whitman Archive ID: nyp.00455

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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