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Title: Walt Whitman to O. S. Baldwin, 15 December 1883

Date: December 15, 1883

Source: The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), 3:358. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

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

Whitman Archive ID: uva.00452

Contributors to digital file: Alicia Meyer, Stefan Schöberlein, Kirsten Clawson, and Nicole Gray

431 Stevens Street
Camden New Jersey
Dec. 15 '83

Dear Sir

In compliance with your letter of 12th I send a piece herewith1—It is indispensable that I shall see the proof—if convenient set it up & send me proof any time during next week. I reserve the right of publishing (including) the piece in future book—I shall want 30 papers.

Very respectfully &c
Walt Whitman


1. Whitman sent "An Indian Bureau Reminiscence" to Baldwin's Monthly, published by "Baldwin, the Clothier"; it was printed in February, 1884, and was reprinted in To-Day in May, 1884. [back]


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