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Title: Walt Whitman to Garaphelia Howard, (?). (?). 1865

Date: 1865

Source: The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), 5:287. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

Location: Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1839–1919, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

Whitman Archive ID: loc.00712

Contributors to digital file: Elizabeth Lorang, Vanessa Steinroetter, and Alyssa Olson


Garaphelia Howard,1 | My dear friend:

Accept the thanks of many sick & wounded soldiers, for the $10, used to purchase articles for them, small sums, gifts, fruit &c. distributed by your money, through me.

Walt Whitman


1. Garaphelia "Garry" Howard was one of the poet's Washington friends. See Whitman's letters to Ellen M. O'Connor from February 11, 1874 (Edwin Haviland Miller, ed., The Correspondence [New York: New York University Press, 1961–77], 2:275–277) and June 10, 1867 (Correspondence, 2:303–304), and also note 7 in Whitman's letter from January 6, 1865[back]


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