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Title: Walt Whitman to John H. Johnston, 20 June [1880]

Date: June 20, 1880

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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.02557

Contributors to digital file: Alicia Bones, Grace Thomas, Eder Jaramillo, Kevin McMullen, and Nicole Gray



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Lake Huron1
June 20

Have come on here 100 miles further west (from London) & am very pleasantly quarter'd at Sarnia, Canada West, at the fine mansion of Mr Pardee,2 (one of the Dominion officers.)—Weather fine, country ditto—am especially pleas'd with these noble waters dotted with steamers & sail craft. I am writing this on Lake Huron—I am well so far—every body kind & hospitable—Al,3 I wish you were with me. To-morrow I go visiting a Chippewa Indian town. Return to London Thursday

Love to Alma4
W W


Notes:

1. This post card bears the address: J.H. Johnston jeweler | 150 Bowery cor: Broome St | New York City U S A. It is postmarked: Sarnia | Ju(?) | (?). [back]

2. Timothy Blair Pardee was Commissioner of Crown Lands (Whitman's Commonplace Book, Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1839–1919, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.). [back]

3. Johnston's son, Albert. [back]

4. Johnston replied to this card on June 26[back]


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