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Title: Walt Whitman to Charles Scribner's Sons, 25 August 1883

Date: August 25, 1883

Whitman Archive ID: pru.00002

Source: Archives of Charles Scribner's Sons, Manuscripts Division, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library. The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Ted Genoways (Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2004), 7:71. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

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Germantown, Phila:
Aug: 25 '83

Charles Scribner's Sons
Dear Sirs

I hereby authorize you to print the pieces in your volumes as requested in the foregoing.1

Walt Whitman


1. Whitman's reply appears at the conclusion of the letter on August 22 from Scribner's requesting his "kind consent to include your two poems 'Pioneers' and 'The Soldier's Letter' ['Come up from the Fields Father']" in "a very excellent and comprehensive collection of English Verse." [back]


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