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Title: Walt Whitman to an Unidentified Editor, 13 April 1879

Date: April 13, 1879

Whitman Archive ID: yal.00448

Source: Yale Collection of American Literature, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), 3:152. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

Contributors to digital file: Stefan Schöberlein, Kirsten Clawson, Nima Najafi Kianfar, and Nicole Gray

April 13 '79

My dear Sir

To break the tedium of my half-invalidism—& as an experiment—I have come on to N Y to try a lecture—Can't you give me a little lift in to-morrow's paper—Something like the below?1

Walt Whitman


1. Probably Whitman sent an account of his lecture to this unidentified editor similar to the one mentioned in his letter to Whitelaw Reid of April 14, 1879[back]


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