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Walt Whitman to Talcott Williams, 20 February [1885]

My dear T W

I send you the bit for Sunday's paper1 (had it put in type for my private satisfaction & greater correctness. of course you need send me no proof now)—If convenient I should like to have it put at head say of 6th column on 4th (editorial) page.

Walt Whitman

Talcott Williams (1849–1928) was associated with the New York Sun and World as well as the Springfield Republican before he became the editor of the Philadelphia Press in 1879. His newspaper vigorously defended Whitman in news articles and editorials after the Boston censorship of 1882. For more information about Williams, see Philip W. Leon, "Williams, Talcott (1849–1928)," Walt Whitman: An Encyclopedia, ed. J.R. LeMaster and Donald D. Kummings (New York: Garland Publishing, 1998).


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