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Correspondence

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Title: Walt Whitman to Peter Doyle, 21 April [1874]

Date: April 21, 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), 2:293–294. 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.00336

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




431 Stevens st. Camden,
April 21.
11 a.m.1

Friday's letter rec'd—also that of Sunday—also papers—Graphic this morning—I feel pretty fair to-day considering—Keep on about same—(cloudy & sunshine)—Rain here too past four days, but I go out—clear to-day—I get or see N.Y. and Phil. papers nearly all, & the Wash. Chronicle & the Capital—Write me how new train makes out—Do you go through to Balt only—or further? Am glad Buck is your conductor—

Your old
Walt


Notes:

1. This postcard bears the address, "Pete Doyle, | M street South, bet 4½ & 6th | Washington, D.C." It is postmarked: "Camden | Apr | 21 | N.J.; Carrier | 22 | Apr (?)| (?)."

The reference to the new express train here and in Whitman's May 1, 1874 letter to Doyle permits assignment of this postcard to 1874. [back]


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