Title: Walt Whitman to William F. Channing, 27 September 1868
Date: September 27, 1868
Source: The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), 2:47. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.
Location: Rhode Island Historical Society
Whitman Archive ID: rdi.00002
Contributors to digital file: Kenneth M. Price, Elizabeth Lorang, Zachary King, Eric Conrad, and Nicole Gray
September 27, 1868.
My dear Dr. Channing:
I yesterday received your kind note. I gladly accept your invitation & hospitality.1 My leave of absence continues for some time yet, & I should probably like to visit you for a few days, just subsequently to the middle of October—But I will write you a day or two before I come.
I send my best respects & love to Mrs. Channing. As I write we are having a rainy, dark sulky Sunday—after a rainy night. I am well & quietly enjoying holiday.
I wish you & wife to read my last piece2 in The Broadway London Magazine for October. You can get it at any good bookstand.
2. "Whispers of Heavenly Death." [back]