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Title: Walt Whitman to John Burroughs, 5 July [1878]

Date: July 5, 1878

Whitman Archive ID: duk.00747

Source: The Trent Collection of Walt Whitman Manuscripts, Duke University Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library. The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1964), 3:126. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

Contributors to digital file: Alicia Bones, Grace Thomas, Anthony Dreesen, and Kevin McMullen

1309 Fifth av. 2d house
south of 86th St.
New York1
July 5

Still here—still quite well—sent you a paper yesterday with my "June" letter in2—Shall go back to Camden ab't the 10th (or 9th)3—Fiery weather here, but I stand it well so far—



1. This letter bears the address: John Burroughs | Esopus-on-Hudson | New York. It is postmarked: New-York | Jul 5 | 6 PM. [back]

2. "A Poet's Recreation" appeared in the New York Tribune on July 4. On the preceding day Whitman read proof in the Tribune office (Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.; Walt Whitman's Diary in Canada, 55). [back]

3. He returned to Camden on July 10. [back]


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