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Title: Walt Whitman to Katharine Hillard, 8 March [1877]

Date: March 8, 1877

Whitman Archive ID: loc.02312

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 created by Whitman Archive staff and/or were derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller, 6 vols. (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), and supplemented or updated by Whitman Archive staff.

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

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113 east 10th street
near 3d Avenue
New York
Thursday noon March 81

Dear Miss Hillard

Come by all means—I shall be in at 8 p m Saturday, expecting you—& failing then (any thing preventing you) shall be in at 11 a m on Sunday—

If you come Saturday afternoon we will promise not to make company of you—Mrs. Johnston & all will be delighted to receive you too—(& you shall have a cup of tea & a biscuit to refresh)—Come—

Walt Whitman


1. Whitman was staying with John H. Johnston in March, 1877; see the letter from Whitman to Anne Gilchrist on March 4, 1877, and the letter from Whitman to John Burroughs on March 13, 1877. Mrs. Amelia Johnston, John H. Johnston's first wife, died on March 26, 1877; see the letter from Whitman to Anne Gilchrist on March 23[back]


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