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Title: Walt Whitman to Albert Johnston, 16 August [1880]

Date: August 16, 1880

Whitman Archive ID: loc.02425

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: Alicia Bones, Grace Thomas, Eder Jaramillo, Kevin McMullen, and Nicole Gray

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London Ontario Canada1
Aug 162

Am back again here all right after my Quebec and Ha-ha bay trip—Have been away just three weeks & traveled over 1500 miles—the most comfortable & healthy trip I ever put in—Shall probably stay here a month yet—Write—Your old uncle & comrade



1. This postal card is addressed: Al: Johnston | 1309 Fifth anvenue | New York City | U S A. It is postmarked: LONDON | A.M. | AU 17 | 80 | ONT; K | 8–18 | 3–1. The address on Whitman's card was crossed out, and the card was redirected to "Equinunk Wayne Co | Pa." [back]

2. On June 26 John H. Johnston informed Whitman of his son's recent activities; John may have written the corrected address at the top of the postal card. [back]


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