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

Date: June 4, 1869

Whitman Archive ID: tex.00189

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

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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