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

Date: December 20, 1876

Whitman Archive ID: loc.02846

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), 3:71. 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
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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