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Title: Walt Whitman to David Bogue, 14 December 1881

Date: December 14, 1881

Whitman Archive ID: tex.00424

Source: T. E. Hanley 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), 3:257. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

Contributors to digital file: Stefan Schoeberlein, Nima Najafi Kianfar, Eder Jaramillo, and Nicole Gray

431 Stevens Street
Camden New Jersey
U S America
Dec: 14 '81

Dear Sir1

I wish you would have a little circular printed—(or some special paragraph inserted in your regular list, & marked)—announcing the new Osgood 1882 edition of Leaves of Grass with your place as the London agency & depository—and send to the names on the accompanying list2—all special friends of the book—

Walt Whitman


1. See the letter from Whitman to James R. Osgood & Company of December 8, 1881[back]

2. The "list of names in Eng[land]" is not with the letter (Whitman's Commonplace Book, Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1839–1919, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.). [back]


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