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

Date: June 27, 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), 3:343–344. 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.00492

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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