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Title: Elmer E. Stafford to Walt Whitman, 11 January 1878

Date: January 11, 1878

Editorial note: The annotation, "letter from Elmer | Jan 11 '78," is in the hand of Walt Whitman.

Source: Transcribed from digital images or a microfilm reproduction of the original item. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

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

Whitman Archive ID: loc.03955

Contributors to digital file: Alicia Bones, Vince Moran, Eder Jaramillo, Nicole Gray, and Stefan Schöberlein



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Jan 11, 1878.

Dear Walt.

I am very sorry that i aint wrote sooner, but it seems to me I aint had time.1 I have received my bible and I think a grate eal of it I think it is very nice indeed.

I am very well and hope you the same I would be very glad to see you. I balieve there is no new news, it is now about 10 o'clock. the weather is cloudy and rainy. I went to haddonfield school a little wile but i have quit and I do not go any more now I am at home

I wanted to go to the city but pop thinks I had better go to haddonfield

I think I will come down next week if i can, I must end my letter so it is good by my Dear Friend.


Elmer E. Stafford

Glendale
Camden Co.
New Jersey


Notes:

1. Elmer E. Stafford (1861–1957) was Harry Stafford's cousin (see Daybooks and Notebooks, ed. William White [New York: New York University Press, 1978], 1:76 n232). [back]


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