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Horace Wentworth to Walt Whitman, 16 November 1866

 yal.00101.001.jpg Mr W. Whitman Dear Sir

I own the Stereotype plates of your Poem, "Leaves of Grass" I bought them of the assigness of Thayer & Eldridge at the time of their failure. I should like to sell them & did not know but you would like to purchase if you could get them at the right figure. I do not know what they cost, but my impression is, that it was somewhere in the neighborhood of $800. I would be pleased to have you state what you would give for them, or to know if you could refer me to any publisher who would be likely to purchase. I think you could make better arrangements with publishers if  yal.00101.002.jpgyou owned the Stereotype plates

Yours Resptly H. Wentworth
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