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O. S. Baldwin to Walt Whitman, 10 January 1884

 yal.00042.002.jpg Dear Mr. Whitman:

Your "joy" received. Quite unnecessary. You will find me on time. The article will appear in Feby.​ No: and that impression will not come out before 23d Jany.

You may rely upon the1


O. S. Baldwin was the editor of Baldwin's Monthly. Baldwin wrote to Whitman to request a piece in 1883; in return, Whitman sent "Reminiscences of the Indian Bureau" (later retitled "An Indian Bureau Reminiscence"), which was published in the February 1884 issue of Baldwin's Monthly.


  • 1. No additional pages of this letter have been located. On the back of this letter, Whitman drafted what may be an early version of his poem "Last of Ebb, and Daylight Waning," published as part of "Fancies at Navesink" in Nineteenth Century in August 1885. [back]
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