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

Date: December 14, 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), 3:318–319. 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.00469

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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