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Title: Walt Whitman to Peter Doyle, 26 February [1878]

Date: February 26, 1878

Whitman Archive ID: loc.04023

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, 1964), 3:109. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

Contributors to digital file: Elizabeth Lorang, Alicia Bones, Grace Thomas, Anthony Dreesen, and Kevin McMullen

431 Stevens Street
Camden N J1
Feb 262

Paper rec'd (as always—thanks)—Well as usual—nothing new—have been down in the country the last week—It is now noon & I am just going out & over the river—

W. W


1. The envelope for this letter bears the address: Pete Doyle | M Street South—bet 4½ & 6th | Washington | D C. It is postmarked: Camden | Feb | 26 | N.J. [back]

2. The year is confirmed by the allusion to the stay with the Staffords and by a reference to this communication in Whitman's Commonplace Book (Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1839–1919, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.). [back]


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