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

Date: February 17, 1883

Source: The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), 3:325. 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.00474

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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