Title: Walt Whitman to John Burroughs, 5 July 
Date: July 5, 1878
Source: The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1964), 3:126. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.
Location: The Trent Collection of Walt Whitman Manuscripts, Duke University Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library
Whitman Archive ID: duk.00747
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1. This letter bears the address: John Burroughs | Esopus-on-Hudson | New York. It is postmarked: New-York | Jul 5 | 6 PM. [back]
2. "A Poet's Recreation" appeared in the New York Tribune on July 4. On the preceding day Whitman read proof in the Tribune office (Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.; Walt Whitman's Diary in Canada, 55). [back]
3. He returned to Camden on July 10. [back]