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Title: Walt Whitman to William D. O'Connor, 31 October [1882]

Date: October 31, 1882

Source: The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), 3:313. 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.00451

Contributors to digital file: Kirsten Clawson, Nima Najafi Kianfar, Stefan Schöberlein, and Nicole Gray

Tuesday Evn'g
Oct: 31

I am decidedly better—feel well as I write this—was out three hours to-day, crossing the river, for the first time in over two weeks—& taking a ride.



1. This letter is addressed: Wm D O'Connor | Life Saving Service Bureau | Treasury | Washington D C. It is postmarked: Philadelphia | Nov | 1 | 1 AM | Pa.; Washington, Recd. | Nov | 1 | 9 AM | 1882 | 1. [back]


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