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Mrs. J. C. Croly to Walt Whitman, 2 May 1882

 loc_jp.00029_large.jpg Mr. Walter Whitman Camden N.J. Dear Sir,

The Publisher and senior Editor of Demorest's Illustrated Magazine requests me to ask you for a Poem of sixty lines from your pen for which he offers fifty dollars.

It is for an Anniversary number, and must be sent before the fifteenth of May.

Any social or retrospective topic

Respectfully Yours Mrs J. C. Croly  loc_jp.00030_large.jpg


  • 1. This letter was crossed out and repurposed by Whitman. On the back he drafted some lines that would end up in the article titled "Walt Whitman in Camden" and attributed to George Selwyn (The Critic 3 [28 February 1885], 97–98). [back]
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