Life & Letters

Correspondence

About this Item

Title: Walt Whitman to Alexander Black, 12 May 1891

Date: May 12, 1891

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.07066

Contributors to digital file: Stefan Schöberlein and Nicole Gray



page image
image 1
page image
image 2


From the Boston Eve'g Transcript, May 7, '91.—The Epictetus saying, as given by Walt Whitman in his own quite utterly dilapidated physical case, is, a "little spark of soul dragging a great lummux of corpse-body clumsily to and fro around."

Camden N J
May 12
'91

Couldn't remember distinctly enough to authenticate the desk (the pict: hereby return'd as your note seems to involve)1—but I know I had a good time in the Times—& heartily send my best respects & love to the boys one & all now there—I send my last photo: Tack it up if you like on the wall you all most congregate.


Walt Whitman


Correspondent:
Alexander Black (1859–1940) was the editor of the Brooklyn Times.

Notes:

1. The image, reportedly showing Whitman's writing desk at the Brooklyn Times, was reproduced in Black's Time and Chance: Adventures With People and Print (New York: Farrar and Rinehart, 1937), 74. [back]


Comments?

Published Works | In Whitman's Hand | Life & Letters | Commentary | Resources | Pictures & Sound

Support the Archive | About the Archive

Distributed under a Creative Commons License. Ed Folsom & Kenneth M. Price, editors.