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Title: Walt Whitman to William D. O'Connor, 27 August [1882]

Date: August 27, 1882

Whitman Archive ID: nyp.00465

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), 3:303. 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

Camden N J1
Aug: 27

All going on well with me—the type-setting of "Specimen Days" will be all done next week & the book out in ten days afterwards—A Volume ab't same size, same sort of type, binding &c as L of G—same price—as I write, (Sunday afternoon) up in my 3d story room, heavy clouds, the rain falling in torrents—R[ees] W[elsh] & Co: are paying out their 3d edition2—no signs of any trouble yet—



1. This letter is endorsed: "Answ'd Aug 28/82." It is addressed: Wm Douglas O'Connor | Life Saving Service Bureau | Washington D C. It is postmarked: Camden | Aug | 27 | 6 PM | N.J.; Washington, D.C. | Aug | 28 | 4 AM | 1882 | Recd. [back]

2. O'Connor, on August 28, was pleased that the third printing was out: "I think by September we shall have a boom in full drive. I will do my best to keep up the controversy." [back]


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