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Title: Walt Whitman to V.S.C, 25 May 1888

Date: May 25, 1888

Whitman Archive ID: med.00838

Source: The location of this manuscript is unknown. Miller's transcription is derived from a facsimile of the letter that was published in New York Daily Graphic newspaper on June 2, 1888. The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), 4:172–173. 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, Alex Ashland, Caterina Bernardini, and Stephanie Blalock

328 Mickle Street
Camden N.J.
May 25 '88

Yours rec'd & as you request, I send you a picture—I am still here in good enough heart, but physically wreck'd—every month letting me down a peg—Remembrance & love—

Walt Whitman

Send me a paper & don't forget it1

As yet we have no information about this correspondent.


1. On June 2, 1888, photographs of Walt Whitman and drawings of his birthplace, his Camden house, and his den were published on the first page of the New York Daily Graphic under the heading "Walt Whitman's Birthday." On a later page V.S.C. devoted a column to "The Good Gray Poet." [back]


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