Title: Walt Whitman to Peter Doyle, 21 April 
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,
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—
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]