Title: Walt Whitman to Peter Doyle, 3 July 
Date: July 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), 2:307. 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.00348
Contributors to digital file: Kenneth M. Price, Elizabeth Lorang, Kathryn Kruger, Zachary King, and Eric Conrad
431 Stevens st.
Past week nearly same as heretofore with me—much distress in head & side—rec'd card last Monday—will write more fully next time—
This postcard bears the address, "Pete Doyle | M st. South—bet 4½ &
6th | Washington, D.C." It is postmarked: "Camden | Jul | 3 | N.J.; Carrier
| 4 | J (?)| (?) ."
The symptoms mentioned here are fully discussed in Whitman's July 10, 1874 letter to Doyle, in which Whitman also referred to a postcard that Doyle should have received on July 4. [back]