Title: Walt Whitman to Moncure D. Conway, [19 March 1887]
Date: March 19, 1887
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Notes for this letter were derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller, 6 vols. (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977).
Location: Yale Collection of American Literature, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Whitman Archive ID: yal.00242
Contributors to digital file: Ryan Furlong, Stefan Schöberlein, Kevin McMullen, and Stephanie Blalock
Yes—I shall be home Sunday afternoon—Shall be glad to see you—Ab't 3 will be a good time—but suit your convenience3
Moncure Daniel Conway (1832–1907) was an American abolitionist and frequent correspondent with Walt Whitman. Conway often acted as Whitman's agent and occasional public relations man in England. For more on Conway, see Philip W. Leon, "Conway Moncure Daniel (1832–1907)," Walt Whitman: An Encyclopedia, ed. J.R. LeMaster and Donald D. Kummings (New York: Garland Publishing, 1998), 148.
1. Notes from the holding library that accompany this postal card indicate that it was "Removed from Van Sinderen copy of WW's "Franklin Evans" (New World, II, 10). [back]
2. This postal card is addressed: Moncure D Conway | care of G DeB Keim | 2009 De Lancey Place | Philadelphia. It is postmarked: Camden | Mar 19 | 12 M | 1887 | N.J.; Received | Mar 19 1887 | 1 PM | Phila. [back]
3. Whitman noted the visit in his Commonplace Book (Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1839–1919, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.) on March 20 without comment. [back]