Title: Walt Whitman to Emma Bouvier Peterson Childs, 18 January 1882
Date: January 18, 1882
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Notes for this letter were derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller, 6 vols. (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977).
Location: The Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1839–1919, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Whitman Archive ID: loc.01262
Contributors to digital file: Stefan Schoeberlein, Nima Najafi Kianfar, Eder Jaramillo, and Nicole Gray
431 Stevens Street
Jan: 18 '82
My dear Mrs Childs1
Yours & Mr Childs', inviting me to dine & meet Mr Wilde received & appreciated—But I am an invalid—just suffering an extra bad spell & forbidden to go out nights this weather—
Please give my hearty salutation & American welcome to Mr Wilde—
I much desire my friend to briefly report & give my respects in person to you & shall try to do so soon—
1. Emma Bouvier Childs was the wife of George W. Childs, the co-owner of the Philadelphia Public Ledger. [back]