Title: Walt Whitman to Peter Doyle, 26 June 
Date: June 26, 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), 2:306. 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.00347
Contributors to digital file: Kenneth M. Price, Elizabeth Lorang, Kathryn Kruger, Zachary King, and Eric Conrad
431 Stevens st.
Have been quite sick all the week—but as I write (5½ p m) somewhat easier.
This postcard bears the address, "Pete Doyle | M st. South bet 4½ & 6th |
Washington D.C." It is postmarked: "Philadelphia | Ju(?)| 26 | 9 PM | Pa;
Carrier | 27 | J (?)| (?) ."
Since Whitman wrote to Doyle on Fridays, and since the account of his illness here does not contradict the account in his June 10, 1874 letter to Ellen M. O'Connor, this postcard can be plausibly assigned to 1874. [back]