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Title: Walt Whitman to Dr. Bielby, 20 May [1873]

Date: May 20, 1873

Whitman Archive ID: med.00428

Source: The location of the original manuscript is unknown. The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), 5:296. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

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Tuesday May 20th 1

Dear Doctor—

I will be happy to receive a visit from Mrs. Bielby—will be in my room to-morrow, Wednesday, from 10 to 11 ½ forenoon—Will always be happy to have visits from you or Mrs. B.

Walt Whitman


1. Transcript. Transcription provided to Edwin Haviland Miller by Warren Chappell. [back]


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