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Title: Walt Whitman to Ellen M. O'Connor, 10 April [1874]

Date: April 10, 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), 2:292. 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.00334

Contributors to digital file: Kenneth M. Price, Elizabeth Lorang, Kathryn Kruger, Zachary King, and Eric Conrad

431 Stevens Camden, N. Jersey.
April 10. 12 M.1

Both letters just received. I will try to write to the A[shton]s.2 I deeply sympathize.

Last week has not been so encouraging with me—but am about as usual as I write to-day.



1. This letter's envelope bears the address, "Mrs. E. M. O'Connor, | 1015 O street, near 11th, N. W. | Washington, D.C." It is postmarked: "Camden | Apr | 10 | N.J.; Carrier | 11 | Apr | 8 AM."

The year is established by the reference to Kitty Ashton's death. [back]

2. Kitty Ashton, who was nineteen months old, died on April 8, 1874. [back]


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