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Title: O. S. Baldwin to Walt Whitman, 10 January 1884

Date: January 10, 1884

Whitman Archive ID: yal.00460

Source: Yale Collection of American Literature, 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.

Related item: A line has been drawn through this letter, and Whitman used the verso side to draft what may be an early version of his poem "Last of Ebb, and Daylight Waning."

Contributors to digital file: Alex Kinnaman, Nicole Gray, Ian Faith, Marie Ernster, and Stephanie Blalock

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Northeast corner Broadway
and Canal Street.
New York.
10 Jany. '84

Dear Mr. Whitman:

Your "joy" received. Quite unnecessary. You will find me on time. The article will appear in Feby. No: and that impression will not come out before 23d Jany.

You may rely upon the1

O. S. Baldwin was the editor of Baldwin's Monthly. Baldwin wrote to Whitman to request a piece in 1883; in return, Whitman sent "Reminiscences of the Indian Bureau" (later retitled "An Indian Bureau Reminiscence"), which was published in the February 1884 issue of Baldwin's Monthly.


1. No additional pages of this letter have been located. On the back of this letter, Whitman drafted what may be an early version of his poem "Last of Ebb, and Daylight Waning," published as part of "Fancies at Navesink" in Nineteenth Century in August 1885. [back]


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