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Title: Walt Whitman to Unidentified Correspondent, 16 June 1888

Date: June 16, 1888

Whitman Archive ID: med.00834

Source: The location of this manuscript is unknown. Miller derives his transcription from a transcript of the letter printed in the Swann Auction Galleries Catalog of October 1, 1942. The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), 4:174. 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, Ian Faith, Stefan Schöberlein, and Stephanie Blalock

June 16, 1888

I am sitting up a couple of hours at a time, pretty feeble—It looks now as though I wd drift back to abt the stage of three weeks ago—such as it was.

As yet we have no information about this correspondent.


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