Title: Walt Whitman to Ellen M. O'Connor, 3 March 
Date: March 3, 1874
Source: The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), 2:281. 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.00329
Contributors to digital file: Kenneth M. Price, Elizabeth Lorang, Kathryn Kruger, Zachary King, and Eric Conrad
Yours just rec'd—welcomed, late bad spell seems to have mainly passed over—am better to-day—
This postcard bears the address, "Mrs. E. M. O'Connor, | 1015 O st. near 11th
N. W. | Washington, D.C." It is postmarked: "Camden | (?)| 3 | N.J."
This postcard was apparently written at the same time as Whitman's March 3, 1874 letter to Abby H. Price since both allude to the "bad spell" of February 1874. Note that in his letter to Price, Walt Whitman referred to the receipt of a letter from Ellen O'Connor. [back]