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Title: Walt Whitman to Calder Johnston, [1885?]

Date: 1885

Whitman Archive ID: loc.02436

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.

Contributors to digital file: Kirsten Clawson, Eder Jaramillo, Stefan Schöberlein, and Nicole Gray

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for Calder1 with WW's love

A Joyful Season.

Friends and Foes—happily meeting,

Come together—joyous greeting.


1. On the back of this card is a date in an unknown hand: "about 1885." This and two other Christmas cards appear to have been sent to the Johnston children sometime during the 1880s: the first, to Kitty Johnston, is undated; the second, to Harold Johnston, is dated March 26, suggesting that the cards were characteristically belated. [back]


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