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Richard Maurice Bucke to Walt Whitman, 6 February 1880

 man_ej.00025.jpg send 10 L of G (14 altogether) 4 of these paid for & 10 to be acct'd for & 4 TR My dear Walt

Enclosed please find a draft for twenty ($20.) dollars for which please send me 3 copies of "Leaves of Grass" and 1 copy of "Two Rivulets."1 I delivered my lecture in Chatham the other day and this is some of the result—I shall probably have some more orders from them after a little—I am engaged to deliver the lecture in London & Sarnia this month and I shall be pretty sure to have orders from both these towns I think therefore that  man_ej.00026.jpg it would be as well for you to send me some copies to account for—say 4 copies of "L. of G." & 2 of "T. R." or even more if you have plenty of copies on hand—If you send the books in a box please take care that there are no nails projecting into it—one vol. of the last batch got a little scratched up this way—You had better leave the expressage to be paid here as before & I will charge it against future remittances

I am yours always R M Bucke


  • 1. See Whitman's entry of February 17, 1880, in his Commonplace Book (Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1839–1919, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.). [back]
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