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Title: Walt Whitman to William D. O'Connor, 27 June 1883

Date: June 27, 1883

Whitman Archive ID: nyp.00492

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), 3:343–344. 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

June 27 '83 Evn'g

As I was about mailing these to Dr. B[ucke] I thought I would send first to you—(tho' I dont really know why—for there is nothing to dwell on in the cuttings)2—please forward them to Dr Bucke. I continue quite well for me. The British publisher of the "W W" is Wilson & McCormick, St Vincent Street, Glasgow—they also issue (under their own imprint) L of G and Specimen Days—the new book somewhat sluggish yet—it will take to fall & winter before the news gets well around—but it is secured & effectual



1. This letter is endorsed: "Answ'd June | 83." It is addressed: Wm D O'Connor | Life Saving Service | Treasury | Washington | D C. It is postmarked: Camden | Jun | 27 | 6 PM | N.J. [back]

2. Reviews of Dr. Bucke's study. [back]


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