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Walt Whitman to William D. O'Connor, 9 March [1883]

The publisher says he will hand me the proofs of your Introductory Letter, in a day or two, to send you2—very likely Sunday nights mail from here—if not Monday night—I am well as usual—

W. W.


  • 1. This letter is endorsed: "Walt Whitman | Answ'd March 10/83." It is addressed: Wm D O'Connor | Life Saving Service | Treasury | Washington D C. It is postmarked: (?) | Mar | 9 | 5 PM | (?); Washington, Recd. | Mar | 10 | 4 30 AM | (?). [back]
  • 2. On March 6 Richard Maurice Bucke's manuscript was "in the hands of the printers—Sherman & Co: Phila." Three days later Whitman sent galleys to Bucke, who, on March 12, acknowledged receipt of them (Whitman's 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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