Title: Walt Whitman to James Scovel, [1878?]
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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.03572
Contributors to digital file: Kirsten Clawson, Eder Jaramillo, Stefan Schöberlein, and Nicole Gray
I will be around to breakfast at 9 sharp to-morrow, Sunday—
1. The only reason for assigning this note to 1878—and it is far from conclusive—is that during this and the following year Whitman frequently had Sunday breakfast with Scovel; it became a kind of ritual when he was in Camden. [back]