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Title: Walt Whitman to Helen Price, 12 September [1882]

Date: September 12, 1882

Whitman Archive ID: loc.04947

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.

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Camden N J
Sept: 12

My dear friend

I just write to tell you that I have heard of your dear father's death,1 & that you have my true sympathy—Love to Arthur and Emily & all—It is no time now to write at length, but I will write soon dear friends—or perhaps make you a call personally

Walt Whitman


1. According to the Certificate of Death, Edmund Price (1809–1882) died on September 9 of a chronic cardiac disease. [back]


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