Title: Walt Whitman to Horace Howard Furness, 26 January 1881
Date: January 26, 1881
Source: The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), 6:24. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.
Location: The location of this manuscript is unknown.
Whitman Archive ID: med.00759
Contributors to digital file: Alex Kinnaman and Nicole Gray
431 Stevens Street,
Jan: 26 '81
My dear friend
I am sorry to have to send you word that I am not feeling in good trim at all to-day, & shall be unable to meet you & the other friends at dinner—
I send you herewith a couple of pictures (I call it my Quaker picture)—one is for your father—also the books herewith1—also my love to you—
1. Whitman sent Leaves of Grass and Two Rivulets on the same day, as well as copies of the Gutekunst photograph of 1880; see Specimen Days (1971), plate 160, and Walt Whitman Review, 18 (1872), 141. [back]