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Title: Walt Whitman to John Swinton, 24 June [1874]

Date: June 24, 1874

Whitman Archive ID: loc.02326

Source: The Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1839–1919, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), 2:306. 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, and Eric Conrad

431 Stevens st.
cor West.
N. Jersey.
June 24.1

Your good letter rec'd this morning. Come & see me whenever you can. It is very easy—6 or 8 trains fro & to N. Y. every day & night. Come either by boat to Amboy, & so directly here to Camden depot, (only 60 rods from this house,) or from Jersey City to West Philadelphia depot, & so down Market st. by horse cars to Camden ferry at foot of it. I am about the same. Jeff is here with me (from St. Louis) for a couple of days.

W. W.


1. This postcard bears the address, "John Swinton | 134 E. 38th st. | New York City." It is postmarked: "Camden | Jun | 24 | N.J."

This postcard was written in reply to Swinton's letter of June 23, 1874, in which he spoke of "going toward social radicalism of late years," and promised to visit Walt Whitman "within a few weeks." [back]


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