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