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Title: Walt Whitman to William D. O'Connor, 6 July 1882

Date: July 6, 1882

Whitman Archive ID: nyp.00458

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), 3:295–296. 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

Rees Welsh & Co.,
. . .
July 6 1882

My dear friend

If entirely convenient I wish you would find out whether there has been any consideration of the question of sending Leaves of Grass through the mails, and decision thereon, at the P O Department—& send me word at once—I am well as usual—

Walt Whitman

direct to me at Camden N J—


1. This letter is endorsed: "Walt Whitman | Answ'd July 7/82." It is addressed: Wm D O'Connor | Life Saving Service Bureau | Washington | D C. It is postmarked: Philadelphia | Jul | 6 | 6 PM | Pa.; Washington, D.C. | Jul | 7 | 5 AM | 1882 | Recd. [back]


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