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Title: Walt Whitman to the Editor, Cosmopolitan, 9 April 1888

Date: April 9, 1888

Whitman Archive ID: prc.00123

Source: Private Collection of Mrs. Louis Broido. The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), 4:160. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

Contributors to digital file: Ryan Furlong, Alex Ashland, Caterina Bernardini, and Stephanie Blalock

328 Mickle Street
Camden New Jersey
April 9 '88

Dear Sir

Can you use this?—the price would be $12.491

Walt Whitman

The Cosmopolitan magazine was first published in 1886 by publishers Schlicht & Field of New York; it was billed as a "family magazine." Paul Schlicht acted as the magazine's initial editor. Whitman published one poem in the magazine, "Shakespeare Bacon's Cipher," in October 1887.


1. "To Get the Real Lilt of Songs" was returned, but appeared in the New York Herald on April 16 as "The Final Lilt of Songs." The title in November Boughs (1888) was "To Get the Final Lilt of Songs." [back]


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