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Title: Walt Whitman to Moncure D. Conway, 18 (?) March [1868]

Date: March 18, 1868

Source: The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), 2:23–24. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

Location: The Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1839-1919, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

Whitman Archive ID: loc.01570

Contributors to digital file: Kenneth M. Price, Elizabeth Lorang, Zachary King, Eric Conrad, and Nicole Gray

My dear Conway,1

I send the accompanying article2 in hopes you can do me the favor to dispose of it to an English magazine. The one I first think of is the Fortnightly Review. If not that, some other. I place the whole business, price, &c. in your absolute control. Only understand that the piece is to be published here in the Galaxy for May. Some English magazine for May is what would suit best. In haste.


1. This draft letter is endorsed, "went probably | March 18." [back]

2. On May 9, 1868, Conway informed Walt Whitman: "I regret to say I was unable to do anything with the proof of Personalism. I tried several magazines, but they were already made up for their May numbers" (Horace Traubel, With Walt Whitman in Camden [1906–1996], 4:10). [back]


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