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

Date: May 31, 1876

Whitman Archive ID: loc.02835

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), 3:49. 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, 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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