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Correspondence

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Title: Walt Whitman to Garaphelia Howard, (?). (?). 1865

Date: 1865

Source: The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), 5:287. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

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

Whitman Archive ID: loc.00712

Contributors to digital file: Elizabeth Lorang, Vanessa Steinroetter, and Alyssa Olson




Washington,
1865.

Garaphelia Howard,1 | My dear friend:

Accept the thanks of many sick & wounded soldiers, for the $10, used to purchase articles for them, small sums, gifts, fruit &c. distributed by your money, through me.


Walt Whitman


Notes:

1. Garaphelia "Garry" Howard was one of the poet's Washington friends. See Whitman's letters to Ellen M. O'Connor from February 11, 1874 (Edwin Haviland Miller, ed., The Correspondence [New York: New York University Press, 1961–77], 2:275–277) and June 10, 1867 (Correspondence, 2:303–304), and also note 7 in Whitman's letter from January 6, 1865[back]


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