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Title: Walt Whitman to Sylvester Baxter, 2 June 1882

Date: June 2, 1882

Whitman Archive ID: uva.00440

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), 3:289. 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

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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