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Title: Walt Whitman to I. N. (?) Burritt, 6 December [1872]

Date: December 6, 1872

Whitman Archive ID: row.00002

Source: Rowan University. The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), 2:189. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

Contributors to digital file: Elizabeth Lorang, Ashley Lawson, Zachary King, and Eric Conrad

December 6.1

My dear Burritt:2

This article "Walt Whitman in Europe"3 set close, would make about two-thirds of a column—it is fresh, speaks of me as here in Washington—& I think would be generally readable here. . . . [WW will call for the proofs on the following day.]

Walt Whitman


1. Transcript. [back]

2. Probably I. N. Burritt, assistant manager of the Evening Press Association in Washington. The Washington Directory listed him as a reporter for the New York Tribune in 1871, and as the editor and proprietor of the Sunday Herald in 1872. [back]

3. The article, written by Richard J. Hinton (1830–1901), appeared in the Sunday Herald on December 8, 1872; the article served as a review of European critical comment on Walt Whitman since 1868. [back]


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