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Title: Postcard from Walt Whitman to Peter Doyle, 28 October [1874 or 1875]

Date: October 28, 1874 or 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), 2:348. 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.00380

Contributors to digital file: Kenneth M. Price, Elizabeth Lorang, Kathryn Kruger, Zachary King, and Eric Conrad




431 Stevens st.
Cor West.
Camden, N.J.
Oct. 28.1

Every thing continues favorable—full as good as any time yet—perhaps rather better than any yet—Letter & paper rec'd.


W. W.


Notes:

1. This postcard bears the address, "Peter Doyle, | M st. South, bet 4½ & 6th | Washington, D.C." It is postmarked: "Camden | Oct | (?) 8 | N.J.; Carrier | 29 | Oct | (?) AM."

This postcard cannot be assigned to a specific year for obvious reasons: the allusions to Whitman's health are vague and in fact applicable to almost any time between 1873 and 1876; there are no concrete references to events which would make dating possible. However, it was written on a standard government postcard which was redesigned in 1876. [back]


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