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Title: Walt Whitman to Sylvester Baxter, 2 June 1882

Date: June 2, 1882

Source: The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), 3:289. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

Location: Papers of Walt Whitman (MSS 3829), Clifton Waller Barrett Library of American Literature, Albert H. Small Special Collections Library, University of Virginia

Whitman Archive ID: uva.00440

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

Camden N J
June 2 '82

Dear Baxter

My friend John Sands,1 a veteran magazine & newspaper writer, has just sent a lengthy—but I think very meaty, & most readable—article, for the forthcoming Sunday paper, about me & mine—I am quite sure it will please your folks, if they give it immediate attention—I am well as usual—have received your Heralds with feeling & gratitude—

Best remembrances to Guernsey2
Walt Whitman

If printed send me three or four copies—


1. "John Sands" was the pen name of William Hutchinson, a journalist. [back]

2. The Boston Herald vigorously supported Whitman (see the letter from Whitman to William D. O'Connor of May 25, 1882). [back]


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