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Title: Walt Whitman to John Burroughs, 20 December [1876]

Date: December 20, 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), 3:71. 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.02846

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

431 Stevens st Camden N J
Dec 201

Glad to hear from you—as by your card of 17th just rec'd. Very glad to hear of S[ula] having got home "well & hearty"—Sheets you speak of, not yet come to hand.

I am better this winter, seems almost decidedly—banged bad enough yet, but the bad deathly spells are very rare, (almost unknown) the last three months—I want to go to N Y city in January—to J H Johnstons (in 10th street)—his jewelry store is at 150 Bowery, cor Broome—call & see him—quite a lull in my book selling, & in my affairs, & literary doings, generally—



1. This letter's envelope bears the address, "John Burroughs | Esopus | Ulster Co | New York." It is postmarked: "Camden | Dec | 20 | N.J." [back]


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