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Title: Walt Whitman to Horace Howard Furness, 26 January 1881

Date: January 26, 1881

Whitman Archive ID: med.00759

Source: The location of this 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), 6:24. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

Contributors to digital file: Alex Kinnaman and Nicole Gray

431 Stevens Street,
Jan: 26 '81

My dear friend

I am sorry to have to send you word that I am not feeling in good trim at all to-day, & shall be unable to meet you & the other friends at dinner—

I send you herewith a couple of pictures (I call it my Quaker picture)—one is for your father—also the books herewith1—also my love to you—

Walt Whitman


1. Whitman sent Leaves of Grass and Two Rivulets on the same day; see William White, "Unrecorded Whitman Letter to H. H. Furness," Walt Whitman Review 18 (December 1872): 141–42. [back]


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