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14 December 2000
WHITMAN, Walt. Autograph letter signed ("Walt") to John Burroughs, Camden [NJ], 12 December . 2 pages, square 12mo, original postmarked envelope with panel in Whitman's hand.
"I SELL A SET [OF MY WORKS] NOW & THEN". Whitman writes "Nothing new or particular to write about--I thought I would send you Tennyson's last letter...send it back to me when through--I send you a muddled sort of criticism in a late English magazine [not present], of no particular interest--send it back also--How are you getting along? How is 'Sula? How the baby? Tell me, when you write, about Smith--give him my love--I still keep well & bustling for me--have been down in the country much of the fall, but am now here probably for the winter--Wish I was with you & Sula for a few weeks--Often think about you all--Got a letter from London from Tr/uubner [the publishers] day before yesterday for six sets of my books, remitting the (wholesale) price--I sell a set now & then--the Gilchrists...are at 177 Remsen Street Brooklyn--Jeannette Gilder has written to me that she is going to write my life & asking for items &c--I rec'd the Scribner [Scribner's Magazine] for November: I suppose from you--Three days storm and gale here, but beautiful & clear tonight--I am going out for an hour." Published in Correspondence, ed. Miller v III 142-43 (no.898). Provenance: The Estelle Doheny Collection (sale, Christie's New York, 17 & 18 October 1988, lot 1657).
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