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

Date: December 15, 1883

Whitman Archive ID: uva.00452

Source: Papers of Walt Whitman, 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), 3:358. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

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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