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Title: Walt Whitman to Karl Knortz, 15 November 1882

Date: November 15, 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), 3:317. 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.00445

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

431 Stevens Street
Camden New Jersey1
Nov: 15 '82

The return'd Scribner, R Schmidt's book, the Danish papers &c. received. I think neither John Burroughs's Notes or O'Connor's pamphlet is now for sale. I send you (same mail with this) Specimen Days which please keep as a little present from me. (See pp. 316, '17 Specimen Days.)2 Dr R M Bucke, of London, Ontario, Canada, is preparing a book about me, in which he is going to reprint O'Connor's pamphlet3

Walt Whitman


1. This letter is addressed: Karl Knortz | cor: Morris Av: & 155th St: | New York City. It is postmarked: Camden | Nov | 15 | 12 M | N.J.; P.O. | 11-15-82 | 5 P | N.Y. [back]

2. Whitman's letter to Lee (see the letter from Whitman to Dr. John Fitzgerald Lee of December 20, 1881). [back]

3. The Good Gray Poet was reprinted in Bucke's Walt Whitman (Philadelphia: David McKay, 1883), 99–132. [back]


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