Title: Walt Whitman to Ellen M. O'Connor, 11 January 
Date: January 11, 1875
Source: The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), 2:322. 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.00357
Contributors to digital file: Kenneth M. Price, Elizabeth Lorang, Kathryn Kruger, Zachary King, and Eric Conrad
431 Stevens st.
Card came this morning. Letter you speak of must have been destroyed, as I have rec'd none—Rec'd letter from P[eter] D[oyle] this morning. Am still getting along favorably considering all things—Heard from J[ohn] B[urroughs] last week—all well. Had a letter from Dr. Drinkard—
This postcard bears the address, "Mrs. E. M. O'Connor | 1015 O st. near 11th
N.W. | Washington, D.C." It is postmarked: "Camden | Jan | 11 | N.J.;
Carrier | 12 | Jan | 3 (?) PM."
Since Ellen O'Connor's letters to Whitman during this period are not extant, the year must remain conjectural. Certain facts point to 1875: the postcard Whitman used was discontinued early in 1876, and Burroughs visited Whitman at Camden about the middle of January in 1876. [back]