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

Date: May 6, 1876

Whitman Archive ID: loc.02831

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

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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