Title: Walt Whitman to Peter Doyle, 19 March 
Date: March 19, 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), 2:326. 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.00362
Contributors to digital file: Kenneth M. Price, Elizabeth Lorang, Kathryn Kruger, Zachary King, and Eric Conrad
431 Stevens st.
Think I am getting round to my former state—(Still some bad spells)—go out when the weather permits—hope confidently for better times when the spring opens—card & paper came—
1. This postcard bears
the address, "Pete Doyle, | M st South, bet 4½ & 6th, | Washington,
D. C." It is postmarked: "Camden | (?) | 19 | N.J."
This and Whitman's March 26, 1875 letter to Doyle were written on Fridays, if the year is correct. In both notes Whitman seems to refer to the serious relapse in February 1875. The latter card alludes to Doyle's new, but temporary, position in Baltimore; see also Whitman's June 25, 1875 letter to Doyle. [back]