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Title: Walt Whitman to Albert Johnston, 10 August [1884]

Date: August 10, 1884

Whitman Archive ID: loc.02426

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: Stefan Schöberlein, Kyle Barton, Ian Faith, and Nicole Gray

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Sunday Evn'g Aug 101

Dear Boy Al

The 25 arrived safely2—thanks—I am about as usual, only extra lameness—I am coming soon—Love to father, mother, May and all—


Albert Johnston was the son of John H. Johnston, a New York jeweler and friend of Whitman.


1. This postal card is addressed: Al Joh[nston] | J[ewel]er | [illegible] 0 Bowery, cor: Broome | New York City. It is postmarked: [illegible]ILADELPHIA | PA | [illegible] 1 84 | [illegible] AM; A | 8 [illegible] | [illegible] A | N.Y. [back]

2. This was a payment for the purchase of Whitman's portrait (see the letter from Whitman to John H. Johnston of March 27, 1884). [back]


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