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Title: Walt Whitman to Karl Knortz, 15 November 1882

Date: November 15, 1882

Whitman Archive ID: uva.00445

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), 3:317. 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

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 John Fitzerald 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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