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Title: Walt Whitman to William D. O'Connor, 17 February [1883]

Date: February 17, 1883

Whitman Archive ID: nyp.00474

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), 3:325. 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

Saturday night Feb. 17th

The publisher of Dr Bucke's book wants your letter or preface to the Good G[ray] P[oet]2—If he had it, would put the copy in hand on the 20th—wants to put the copy in the printers' hands in a lump—Can't you send it immediately? Send to me here—



1. This letter is endorsed: "Answ'd Feb 19/83." It is addressed: Wm D O'Connor | Life Saving Service Bureau | Treasury | Washington | D C. It is postmarked: Washington, Recd. | Feb | (?) 8 | (?) AM | 1883 | 2. [back]

2. Bucke's biography included a letter from O'Connor dated February 22, 1883, which served as a preface to his reprint of The Good Gray Poet[back]


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