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Title: Walt Whitman to Alma Calder Johnston, 10 October 1881

Date: October 10, 1881

Whitman Archive ID: loc.02429

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.

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RAND, AVERY & CO., PRINTERS.
BOSTON,__________188
Monday noon
Oct: 10 '81

My dear friend

Yours rec'd, & thanks—I still linger along here—the printing of my book is finished—but one or two little things I want to see too—& then I am in no hurry—Shall probably finish up altogether this week—& then shall come on to your house1—shall send you word a day beforehand—I am well as usual—Have had a very pleasant time here, & the book printed &c. to my entire satisfaction—Best love to John, Ally, & the dear girls—


Walt Whitman


Notes:

1. Whitman did not leave Boston until October 22 (Whitman's Commonplace Book, Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1839–1919, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.). [back]


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