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Walt Whitman to Karl Knortz, 14 November 1882

Dear Sir1

The return'd​ papers, slips, &c rec'd​ —I didn't want them again, as I have duplicates—☛ I only want R. Schmidt's book, Burroughs's Notes, Scribner's Magazine,2 the Good Grey Poet, Leaves Imprints,3 and the Scandinavian and Hungarian papers returned—(but am in no hurry about it.) John Burroughs lives about 50 miles up the Hudson, his address is Esopus-on-Hudson.

Walt Whitman

Did you get "Specimen Days"? If not yet, please write me, & I will gladly send you a copy—at once—


  • 1. This letter is addressed: Karl Knortz | cor: Morris Av. & 155th Street | New York City. It is postmarked: Camden | Nov | 14 | 2 PM | N.J.; P. O. | 11-14-82 | 7-1P | N.Y. [back]
  • 2. Undoubtedly Stedman's article on Whitman in November, 1880. [back]
  • 3. Leaves of Grass Imprints (Boston: Thayer and Eldridge, 1860). [back]
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