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Title: Walt Whitman to James Scovel, [1878?]

Date: 1878

Whitman Archive ID: loc.03572

Source: The Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1839–1919, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Transcribed from digital images or a microfilm reproduction of the original item. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

Notes for this letter were created by Whitman Archive staff and/or were derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller, 6 vols. (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), and supplemented or updated by Whitman Archive staff.

Contributors to digital file: Kirsten Clawson, Eder Jaramillo, Stefan Schöberlein, and Nicole Gray

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I will be around to breakfast at 9 sharp to-morrow, Sunday—

Walt Whitman


1. The only reason for assigning this note to 1878—and it is far from conclusive—is that during this and the following year Whitman frequently had Sunday breakfast with Scovel; it became a kind of ritual when he was in Camden. [back]


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