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The Editors of The Youth's Companion to Walt Whitman, 14 January 1891

 loc_vm.01584.jpg Dear Sir,

We are very glad you have sent "Ship Ahoy!"2 to The Companion, for it breathes a spirit which it is a pleasure to help in spreading, with our hearty thanks for it, in hope you will accept Messrs. Perry Mason & Co's cheque for fifteen dollars ($15.00) in payment for the manuscript. Copies of the paper containing the lines will be sent you when  loc_vm.01585.jpg they appear.

Believe us, Faithfully yours, The Editors. Walt Whitman Esq. 328 Mickle Street Camden. N.J.  loc_vm.01586.jpg  loc_vm.01587.jpg  loc_vm.01582.jpg see notes | april 10 | 1891  loc_vm.01583.jpg

The Youth's Companion, a weekly magazine for families and children, was founded by Nathaniel Willis in 1827. During its more than one-hundred-year run, the magazine published contributions by Mark Twain, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. For more on the Youth's Companion, see Susan Belasco, Youth's Companion.


  • 1. This letter is addressed: Walt Whitman Esq | 328: Mickle Street | Camden | N.J. It is postmarked: Boston. Mass | Jan 17 | 6– PM | 1891; [illegible] | MA[illegible] | 91 | MA2 | 1891 | [illegible]; [illegible] | 9AM | 1891 | Rec'd. [back]
  • 2. Whitman's poem "Ship Ahoy!" was published in the March 12, 1891, issue of the Youth's Companion. [back]
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