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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 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, 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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