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Title: Horace Wentworth to Walt Whitman, 16 November 1866

Date: November 16, 1866

Whitman Archive ID: yal.00101

Source: Yale Walt Whitman Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. 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.

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Nov 16 1866

Mr W. Whitman
Dear Sir

I own the Stereotype plates of your Poem, "Leaves of Grass" I bought them of the assigness of Thayer & Eldridge at the time of their failure. I should like to sell them & did not know but you would like to purchase if you could get them at the right figure. I do not know what they cost, but my impression is, that it was somewhere in the neighborhood of $800. I would be pleased to have you state what you would give for them, or to know if you could refer me to any publisher who would be likely to purchase. I think you could make better arrangements with publishers if you owned the Stereotype plates

Yours Resptly
H. Wentworth


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