Life & Letters


About this Item

Title: Walt Whitman to an Unidentified Correspondent, 2 June 1887

Date: June 2, 1887

Whitman Archive ID: med.00801

Source: The current location of this manuscript is unknown. Miller derives his summary of this letter from the catalog of J.F. Drake (1927), a now-defunct antiquarian bookdealer. The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), 4:97. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

Contributors to digital file: Ryan Furlong, Stefan Schöberlein, Kevin McMullen, and Stephanie Blalock

Camden June 2, 1887

[A letter of thanks for a birthday present.]1

As yet we have no information about this correspondent.


1. Edwin Haviland Miller, working from a transcript of a summary of this letter, was unable to identify the correspondent. [back]


Published Works | In Whitman's Hand | Life & Letters | Commentary | Resources | Pictures & Sound

Support the Archive | About the Archive

Distributed under a Creative Commons License. Matt Cohen, Ed Folsom, & Kenneth M. Price, editors.