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Title: Walt Whitman to Unidentified Correspondent, 16 June 1888

Date: June 16, 1888

Source: 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.

Location: 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.

Whitman Archive ID: med.00834

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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