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Title: Walt Whitman to John Burroughs, 3 February [1877]

Date: February 3, 1877

Whitman Archive ID: loc.01127

Source: The Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1839–1919, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Transcribed from digital images or a microfilm reproduction of the original item. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

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), and supplemented, updated, or created by Whitman Archive staff as appropriate.

Contributors to digital file: Alicia Bones, Grace Thomas, Eder Jaramillo, Kevin McMullen, Nicole Gray, and Kenneth Price

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1929 north 22d St Phila:1
Feb 3

I send the second MS back to-day.2 The first I sent some four or five days ago. I am pretty well for me



1. This postcard bears the address: John Burroughs | Esopus-on-Hudson | New York. It is postmarked: Philadelphia | Feb | 3 | 10 PM | Pa. [back]

2. This is a reference to Burroughs's Birds and Poets (New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1877). See Walt Whitman's letter to Burroughs on January 24, 1877[back]


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