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Walt Whitman to William D. O'Connor, 17 September [1882]

All salubrious—Sheets go to the binder Tuesday—I will try to send a book so you will get it Saturday2—After you read it, forward the "Modern Thought"3 (I send by same mail with this) to Dr Bucke. They are now on their fourth Phila: ed'n L of G—a furious article in N. Y. "American Queen"4 of yesterday—



  • 1. This letter is endorsed: "Answ'd Sept 20." It is addressed: Wm Douglas O'Connor | Life Saving Service Bureau | Treasury Department | Washington D C. It is postmarked: Camden | Sep | 17 | 6 PM | N.J.; Washington, D.C. | Se(?) | 18 | 5 AM | 1882 | Recd. [back]
  • 2. The book was delayed until October 1. [back]
  • 3. Fitzgerald Molloy, of London, was the "author of the friendly article" in Modern Thought, 4 (1 September 1882), 319–326. Whitman sent Leaves of Grass to Molloy on September 15 (Whitman's Commonplace Book, Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1839–1919, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.). [back]
  • 4. No copy of the New York American Queen has been located. [back]
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