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Title: Walt Whitman to William Sloane Kennedy, 28 November 1882

Date: November 28, 1882

Whitman Archive ID: duk.00771

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, 1961–1977), 3:317. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

Contributors to digital file: Stefan Schoeberlein, Nima Najafi Kianfar, Eder Jaramillo, and Nicole Gray

431 Stevens Street
Camden New Jersey
Nov: 28 '82

I have just returned from a two week's visit down in the Jersey woods where I go occasionally1—& find your most interesting "Whittier"2—Thank you heartily—I am again about as usual in health—

Walt Whitman


1. Whitman was with the Staffords at Glendale from November 18 to 27 (Whitman's Commonplace Book, Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1839–1919, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.) [back]

2. Kennedy's John Greenleaf Whittier (Boston: S. E. Cassino, 1882). [back]


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