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Correspondence

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Title: Walt Whitman to Miss Elwell, 13 August 1884

Date: August 13, 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), 3:374–375. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

Location: Walt Whitman House, Camden, New Jersey

Whitman Archive ID: wwh.00021

Contributors to digital file: Stefan Schöberlein and Kyle Barton




328 Mickle Street
Camden New Jersey
Aug. 13 '84

Dear Miss Elwell

I thank Mrs. Taylor1 heartily for her poem to me—not forgetting you too for kindly sending it—I keep about as well as usual this summer.


Walt Whitman


Correspondent:
"Miss Elwell was a friend of my sister's . . . [she] is a reader—a bright woman," Whitman later explained to Horace Traubel (With Walt Whitman in Camden, Tuesday, December 25, 1888).

Notes:

1. Perhaps Mrs. Hannah L. Taylor, who wrote to Whitman on December 10, 1880[back]


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