Life & Letters

Correspondence

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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




New York,
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.


Walt Whitman.


Notes:

1. Channing (first mentioned in Walt Whitman's September 11, 1864 letter to Ellen M. O'Connor) extended the invitation on September 24, 1868[back]

2. "Whispers of Heavenly Death." [back]


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