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Walt Whitman to Philip Hale, 11 July [1876]

My dear Philip Hale1

I have rec'd your p o order for $10 for my books—for which hearty thanks. I send by same mail with this, One Vol. Leaves of Grass—the other Vol. Two Rivulets I will send soon as some copies of a new batch are ready, (the old ones being all exhausted.) Please inform me (by postal card will do) if this Vol comes safe.


  • 1. Philip Hale (1854–1934), a music critic and program annotator for the Boston Symphony Orchestra, wrote to Walt Whitman for the first time on September 14, 1871. He wrote again on October 7, 1875, to praise the "Calamus" poems and to enclose a copy of "Walt Whitman," which he published in the Yale Literary Magazine in November 1874, 96–104. Whitman sent Two Rivulets on September 3, 1876 (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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