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Title: Walt Whitman to Karl Knortz, 14 November 1882

Date: November 14, 1882

Whitman Archive ID: uva.00443

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), 3:316. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

Contributors to digital file: Kirsten Clawson, Nima Najafi Kianfar, Stefan Schöberlein, and Nicole Gray

Dear Sir1

The return'd papers, slips, &c rec'd—I didn't want them again, as I have duplicates—☛ I only want R. Schmidt's book, Burroughs's Notes, Scribner's Magazine,2 the Good Grey Poet, Leaves Imprints,3 and the Scandinavian and Hungarian papers returned—(but am in no hurry about it.) John Burroughs lives about 50 miles up the Hudson, his address is Esopus-on-Hudson.

Walt Whitman

Noon Nov 14 '82

Did you get "Specimen Days"? If not yet, please write me, & I will gladly send you a copy—at once—


1. This letter is addressed: Karl Knortz | cor: Morris Av. & 155th Street | New York City. It is postmarked: Camden | Nov | 14 | 2 PM | N.J.; P. O. | 11-14-82 | 7-1P | N.Y. [back]

2. Undoubtedly Stedman's article on Whitman in November, 1880. [back]

3. Leaves of Grass Imprints (Boston: Thayer and Eldridge, 1860). [back]


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