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Title: Walt Whitman to William D. O'Connor, 18 March [1883]

Date: March 18, 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), 3:333. 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.00484

Contributors to digital file: Stefan Schoeberlein, Kirsten Clawson, Nima Najafi Kianfar, and Nicole Gray

March 18

Returned proofs all arrived safe—You shall have a revise2—may take five days—possibly more—all goes well—

W. W.


1. This letter is endorsed: "Answ'd March 19/83." It is addressed: Wm D O'Connor | care Dr: W F Channing | 98 Congdon Street | Providence | Rhode Island | P O Box | 393. It is postmarked: Camden | Mar | 18 | 6 PM | N.J.; Providence | (?) | 18 | (?) PM | R.I. [back]

2. With his usual insistence O'Connor wrote on March 17, "Do let me have a revise" (Horace Traubel, With Walt Whitman in Camden [Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1953], 4:355). [back]


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