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Title: Walt Whitman to Thayer & Eldridge, late 1860

Date: late 1860

Whitman Archive ID: yal.00098

Source: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University. Transcribed from digital images or a microfilm reproduction of the original item. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

Contributors to digital file: Elizabeth Lorang and Vanessa Steinroetter

...are already getting to be pretty numerous and outspoken—

Walt Whitman

Sometimes I think it would be better still to make a compact and finished Vol. of the whole issue of "Leaves of Grass," including the former ones with the new ones, for they are all of a uniform pattern.—This would afford a splendid living American Vol. that would go like the devil through the West, and among the young men everywhere.—1


1. Draft fragment. [back]


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