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Title: Walt Whitman to John Swinton, 31 May [1876]

Date: May 31, 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), 3:49. 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.02835

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

431 Stevens st
Camden N J
May 311

Letter & enc: recd—Thanks—will write more fully soon—middling comfortable to-day—



1. This postcard bears the address, "John Swinton | 124 East 38th st | New York City." It is postmarked: "Camden | May | 31 | N.J.

Though the text of this postcard is not helpful, it seems to refer to Swinton's support of Walt Whitman's 1876 edition; see Whitman's May 5, 1876 and May 6, 1876 letters to Swinton. (This postcard also resembles Whitman's May 19, 1876 postcard to Edmund W. Gosse in appearance and in handwriting.) [back]


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