Title: Walt Whitman to an Unidentified Correspondent, 9 February 1880
Date: February 9, 1880
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Notes for this letter were derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Ted Genoways (Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2004), vol. 7.
Location: Yale Collection of American Literature, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Whitman Archive ID: yal.00428
Contributors to digital file: Alicia Bones, Nima Najafi Kianfar, Eder Jaramillo, and Nicole Gray
Feb: 9 '80
Loafing around for a couple of hours this fine sunny crispy day—cross'd the Delaware—walk'd up Chestnut st—every thing lovely—look'd in at my friend Col: Johnston's studio1—the sun shining bright, & I feeling all right
1. In February 1880, Whitman took a trip to Philadelphia to see his friend John H. Johnston. [back]