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

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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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