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Title: Walt Whitman to William D. O'Connor, [23 February 1883]

Date: February 23, 1883

Whitman Archive ID: nyp.00478

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), 3:327–328. 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

You appear to have dropped (have not sent) the last page—or pages—of the Stoddard-Lanman-Round Table finale—I enclose you the last page of MS as you sent it. Supply the missing concluding lines please & return immediately1



1. This post card is endorsed: "Answ'd Feb 24/83." It is addressed: Wm D O'Connor | Life Saving Service | Treasury | Washington | D C. It is postmarked: Philadelphia | Pa. | Feb 23 83 | 6 30 PM; Washington, Recd. | Feb | 24 | 4 30 AM | 1883 | 2. The date of this post card, obviously sent later than the preceding one, is established by O'Connor's endorsement, the postmark, and the reference to O'Connor's manuscript. In his reprint of The Good Gray Poet Richard Maurice Bucke included a reference to Richard Henry Stoddard's review of the pamphlet in The Round Table on January 20, 1866, and printed a letter written to the magazine by Charles Lanman and O'Connor's reply (130–132). [back]


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