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Title: Walt Whitman to William D. O'Connor, 5 April [1883]

Date: April 5, 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), 3:337. 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.00488

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

April 5 p m

Proof arrived promptly & safely. All shall be carefully attended to2

W. W.


1. This letter is addressed: Wm D O'Connor | Life Saving Service | Treasury | Washington D C. It is postmarked: Philadelphia | Pa. | Apr 5 83 | 5 30 PM; Washington, Recd. | Apr | 6 | 4 30 AM | 1883(?) | 2. [back]

2. O'Connor sent a list of typographical errors on April 4 (Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1839–1919, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.; Horace Traubel, With Walt Whitman in Camden [Boston: Small, Maynard, 1906], 1:67–68). [back]


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