Title: Walt Whitman to Peter Doyle, 20 August 
Date: August 20, 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), 2:339. 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.00370
Contributors to digital file: Kenneth M. Price, Elizabeth Lorang, Kathryn Kruger, Zachary King, and Eric Conrad
All yours rec'd—Still here—Still about the same—sitting here by the open window—very bright & sunny, & pretty hot—(bad head to-day).
This piece of correspondence is addressed, "Pete Doyle, | M street
South—bet 4½ & 6th | Washington, D.C." It is postmarked: "Camden |
Aug | 20 | N.J.; Carrier | Aug | 21 | 8 AM."
Dating depends upon Whitman's almost inflexible habit of sending Doyle a line on Friday. Note also the reference to his "bad head" in this and the following letter. [back]