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Title: Elmer E. Stafford to Walt Whitman, 9 November 1877

Date: November 9, 1877

Whitman Archive ID: loc.03954

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.

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Nov. 9, 1877.

Dear sir.

I am well and hope you the same1 I would be very glad to see you as i did expect to come down [illegible] you to day or i would of wrote sooner. and if nothing hapins I will be down next wensday night and stay until thursday night I would like very much to see you you must rite right a way and tell me how you are a getting along I would like to be with you all the time if i could i would like very much to go with you on your trip to washington. we are very buisy husking just now and will be fore a few days and we will have nothing to do for a while)

I am in a hurry i cant rite any so it is good by i hope you well

Elmer E. Stafford

Walt. Whitman


1. Elmer E. Stafford (1861–1957) was Harry Stafford's cousin (see Daybooks and Notebooks, ed. William White [New York: New York University Press, 1978], 1:76 n232). [back]


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