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Correspondence

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Title: Walt Whitman to Franklin B. Sanborn, 25 July [1880]

Date: July 25, 1880

Source: The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1964), 3:185. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

Location: The location of the original manuscript is unknown. Miller's transcription is drawn from a transcript by the American Art Association, November 4–5, 1923.

Whitman Archive ID: med.00643

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




July 25.1

Should be delighted to accept it [an invitation] and be with you all—but I start to-morrow morning on a three weeks' trip over the Lakes, the St. Lawrence & up the Saguenay—I have been pretty ill but am now better & the doctor thinks the trip will do me good.


Notes:

1. Whitman noted sending this post card in his Commonplace Book (Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1839–1919, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.). [back]


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