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

Date: March 25, 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), 3:333–334. 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.00485

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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