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Title: Walt Whitman to William D. O'Connor, 25 March [1883]

Date: March 25, 1883

Whitman Archive ID: nyp.00485

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), 3:333–334. 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, Kirsten Clawson, Nima Najafi Kianfar, and Nicole Gray

March 25 p m

Dont be impatient because the second proof dont come—One little thing or another delays—but you shall see the revise & have your say, before the pages are cast—I hope to send it to-morrow evening—or next—

Every thing moves on, & I keep well—

You appear middling largely in letter, & mighty largely in spirit, in the book2—& I know you are going to like the typographical presentation too—

W. W.


1. This letter is endorsed: "Answ'd March 27/83." 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 | 25 | 6 PM | N.J. [back]

2. Whitman referred to the prefatory letter which preceded The Good Gray Poet in Bucke's study. [back]


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