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Walt Whitman to S. S. McClure, 6 August 1887


I have rec'd your kind proposition—Yes, if I compose anything fit for your purposes I will send you—but I am disabled & unwell more than half the time & cannot be relied on—Do not for the present put my name on your printed list of contributors—

Walt Whitman  loc.03106.001_large.jpg

Samuel Sidney McClure (1857–1949) was an investigative journalist who in 1884 established the first newspaper syndicate in the United States, which occasionally solicited and published work by Whitman; later, he co-founded McClure's Magazine, which published work by Whitman posthumously.


  • 1. This letter is addressed: S S McClure | Tribune Building | New York City. It is postmarked: Camden, N.J. | Aug [illegible] | 8 PM | 87; P.O. | 8-6-87 | [illegible] | N.Y. [back]
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