Title: Walt Whitman to William D. O'Connor, 11 January 1884
Date: January 11, 1884
Source: The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), 3:362–363. 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.00533
Contributors to digital file: Stefan Schöberlein and Kyle Barton
I am about as usual1—Havn't heard from you in quite a while2—How are you getting along? Terrible weather here—I still go out to Germantown frequently—Did you get any "Eminent Visitors" article in Critic of Nov. 17 last? If not I will send you one.
William Douglas O'Connor (1832–1889) was the author of the grand and grandiloquent Whitman pamphlet "The Good Gray Poet," published in 1866 (a digital version of the pamphlet is available at "The Good Gray Poet: A Vindication"). For more on Whitman's relationship with O'Connor, see Deshae E. Lott, O'Connor, William Douglas [1832–1889].
1. This letter is endorsed: "Answ'd Jan 13/84." This letter is addressed: Wm D O'Connor | Life Saving Service Treasury | Washington | D C. It is postmarked: Philadelphia | Pa. | Jan 11 84 | 5 30 PM; Washington, D.C. | Jan 12 | 4 AM | 1884 | Recd. [back]