Title: Walt Whitman to John Swinton, 12 March 
Date: March 12, 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), 2:325. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.
Location: Private collection of Rollo G. Silver
Whitman Archive ID: prc.00031
Contributors to digital file: Kenneth M. Price, Elizabeth Lorang, Kathryn Kruger, Zachary King, and Eric Conrad
431 Stevens st.
Yours rec'd—Come by all means—nothing very new—bad spells continued, & then a let up—(pretty much the same old story)—Telegraph to me about coming—
This postcard bears the address, "John Swinton | 134 E. 38th Street | New
York City." It is postmarked: "Camden | (?)| 12 | N.J."
This postcard can be plausibly assigned to 1875, since Swinton visited Whitman within a few weeks; see Whitman's April 1, 1875 letter to John Burroughs. [back]