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Title: Walt Whitman to Abby H. Price, [1873]

Date: 1873?

Whitman Archive ID: loc.01721

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.

Contributors to digital file: Kenneth M. Price, Elizabeth Lorang, Kathryn Kruger, Zachary King, Eric Conrad, and Nicole Gray

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Mrs. A. H. Price1
331 East 55th st. N. Y. City

I have had a very bad spell, but am now about as before. Recovery yet probable, & a visit to you.2

W. W.

431 Stevens st.
Camden N.J.


1. On the back of this draft letter Whitman wrote a series of notes that begins with the words: "names—in future writing about the War." [back]

2. Several deleted portions of this draft letter refer to Whitman in the third person, so the letter is apparently a reworking of a publicity note, of the kind he frequently sent to newspapers. The original version reads: "W. W. has had a bad spell, but is now the same as before. He is out to-day..." [back]


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