Title: Martha B. H. Williams to Walt Whitman, 21 December 1884
Date: December 21, 1884
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Location: The Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1839–1919, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Whitman Archive ID: loc.04870
Contributors to digital file: Alex Kinnaman, Stefan Schöberlein, Kyle Barton, and Nicole Gray
Instead1 of waiting until the afternoon can you not come to dinner 2 o'clock Wednesday. I hope you will bring me the picture you promised in the summer. Prepare to stay two or three days we are going to have a jolly time. Your Christmas stocking is ready.
M. B. H. Williams
Martha B. Houston Williams was the wife of playwright and poet Francis Howard Williams, whose home in Germantown, Philadelphia, the poet often visited, recalling it as "a sort of asylum (like old churches, temples)." (See Horace Traubel, With Walt Whitman in Camden, Tuesday, September 18, 1888.)
1. This letter is addressed: Mr Walt Whitman | No 238 Mickle Street | Camden N.J. It is postmarked: CAMDEN, N.J. | (?) | 22 | (?) AM | 1884 | REC'D.; PHILADEPLPHIA | G | DEC 21 84 | 5 PM [back]