Title: Walt Whitman to an Unidentified Correspondent, 5 September 
Date: September 5, 1881
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Location: Manuscripts Department, Houghton Library, Harvard University
Whitman Archive ID: har.00037
Contributors to digital file: Kirsten Clawson, Stefan Schöberlein, Eder Jaramillo, and Nicole Gray
Rand & Avery's
Monday noon Sept: 5 '81
My dear friend
Although it is abominable for me to back out entirely about the lunch, I believe I shall have to do so & absolutely give it up.
Is there any mail come for me to-day?