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Title: Walt Whitman to John Swinton, 6 May [1876]

Date: May 6, 1876

Source: The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), 3:46. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

Location: The Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1839–1919, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

Whitman Archive ID: loc.02831

Contributors to digital file: Kenneth M. Price, Kathryn Kruger, Zachary King, and Eric Conrad

431 Stevens st.
Camden N Jersey
May 6—noon1

I think I may be—nay must bewrong in saying (Friday's letter)2 I wrote to Wm S[winton] with "no answer" result—I think I left writing him to the last, & then omitted it by mistake. I will write to him in a day or two—



1. This letter's envelope bears the address, "John Swinton | 13413 East 38th Street | New York City." (Swinton's address was actually 124 East 38th Street; see Whitman's May 31, 1876? letter to Swinton.) It is postmarked: "Camden | May | 6 | N.J." [back]

2. May 5 fell on Friday in 1876. [back]


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