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

Date: August 27, 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), 3:303. 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.00465

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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