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Title: Walt Whitman to Albert Johnston, 27 March 1882

Date: March 27, 1882

Whitman Archive ID: loc.02428

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: Stefan Schoeberlein, Nima Najafi Kianfar, Eder Jaramillo, and Nicole Gray

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March 27 '82

Dear Al1

First—Love to you and all, May, Bertha, Grace, Kittie & Harry—Second, sorry to hear your mother has been down sick & hope the Florida jaunt will help her, (as it probably will)—

—Third, it was I no doubt that sold the Cumberland Street Brooklyn house to Wineburgh2—What is it your friend wants me to do?—Send me word when the coast is all clear, & every thing lovely, & I will come on to Mott Haven for a week's visit—I am well as usual

Walt Whitman

I write this down in the woods in Jersey but go up to Camden to-morrow3


1. The son of the jeweler, John H. Johnston (see the letter from Walt Whitman to Mannahatta Whitman of June 22–26, 1878). [back]

2. Whitman deleted the following words: "& will do any thing." On the Cumberland Street house, see the letter from Whitman to Frederick Baker of April 24, 1860[back]

3. But see the letter from Whitman to Herbert Gilchrist of March 31, 1882[back]


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