Title: Walt Whitman to Peter Doyle, [8 October 1873]
Date: October 8, 1873
Source: The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), 2:249. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.
Location: The Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature, New York Public Library.
Whitman Archive ID: nyp.00321
Contributors to digital file: Kenneth M. Price, Elizabeth Lorang, Kathryn Kruger, Zachary King, and Eric Conrad
½ past 31
Am still about the same, pretty feeble, but no worse—no decidedly bad spells the last three days—Consider myself much relieved—do not go out any—expect to be around next week—shall write Friday—
This postcard bears the address, "Peter Doyle | M street south, bet 4½ &
6th | Washington, D.C." It is postmarked: "Camden | O(?)| 8 | N.J.; Carrier
| 9 | Oct | 8(?)."
The postmark of this postcard furnishes evidence for the date: October 8 was on Wednesday in 1873. [back]