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Title: Walt Whitman to William D. O'Connor, 14 December [1882]

Date: December 14, 1882

Whitman Archive ID: nyp.00469

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), 3:318–319. 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

Dec 14

I fear you have been derelict in forwarding Dowden's letter I sent you two or three weeks since, as I requested—If so, please send it now, to John Burroughs—(Send the printed Academy criticism to Dr Bucke.)2

I am well as usual—Just starting for Phila—fine, sunny, crispy forenoon—



1. This letter is endorsed: "Answ'd Dec. 15/82." It is addressed: Wm D O'Connor | Life Saving Service Bureau | Treasury | Washington D C. It is postmarked: Philadelphia | Dec | 14 | 2 PM | (?); Washington, Recd. | (?) | 5 AM | 1882 | 2. [back]

2. Edward Dowden's review of Specimen Days (see the letter from Whitman to Dowden of November 10, 1882). [back]


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