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.
"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).