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Title: Walt Whitman to the Editor, Cincinnati Commercial, 12 February 1876

Date: February 12, 1876

Whitman Archive ID: uva.00371

Source: Papers of Walt Whitman (MSS 3829), Clifton Waller Barrett Library of American Literature, Albert H. Small Special Collections Library, University of Virginia . The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), 3:24. 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

431 Stevens st.
cor West.
Camden N Jersey
Feb 12
Editor Commercial.
Dear Sir:

Wouldn't these articles be available for the paper. The price is $60. for the two. Of course they are hitherto unpublished—(my book in which they go, will not be out for at least three or four weeks.)1

Walt Whitman


1. On March 16, 1876, Walt Whitman noted receipt of $50 from Marst Halstead of the Cincinnati Commercial (Commonplace Book, Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1839–1919, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.). The newspaper had printed "extracts" from Memoranda During the War on February 16, 1876. [back]


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