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Title: Walt Whitman to Charles F. Blanch, 4 June 1869

Date: June 4, 1869

Source: The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), 2:81. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

Location: The Walt Whitman Collection, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, The University of Texas at Austin

Whitman Archive ID: tex.00189

Contributors to digital file: Kenneth M. Price, Elizabeth Lorang, Zachary King, and Eric Conrad

Attorney General's Office
June 4, 1869

Dear Sir:1

Your letters have been received. I cordially accept your appreciation & sympathy.

I send you, same mail with this, a copy of my book, as requested—Also a copy of Mr. Burroughs's "Notes," which I have procured. Also a late photograph, accompanied by a picture taken in 1855, very good at the time. Also a late newspaper.

Since the book, there have been several pieces of mine, in magazines.2 I will endeavor to procure them, (or some of them,) & forward you.

I send you my thanks & good will.
Walt Whitman


1. See also Walt Whitman's January 20, 1869 letter to Blanch. [back]

2. After Whitman's January 20, 1869 letter to Blanch, only "Proud Music of the Sea-Storm" had appeared in a magazine. For the publication of "Proud Music of the Sea-Storm," see Whitman's December 8, 1868 letter to James T. Fields. [back]


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