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Title: Walt Whitman to William D. O'Connor, 14 October 1868

Date: October 14, 1868

Whitman Archive ID: nyp.00287

Source: The Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature, New York Public Library. The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), 2:59–60. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

Contributors to digital file: Kenneth M. Price, Elizabeth Lorang, Zachary King, and Eric Conrad

New York,
October 14, 1868 1

Dear friend,

I only write to say that I have received your welcome letter of the 9th, from Jamestown—& that—as Mrs. Paulina Davis has been here, & has, in her own & husband's behalf, kindly invited me, & indeed made the arrangements—I shall come on to Providence, to-morrow, 15th—they to meet me at the depot, & take me home as their guest—from whence I shall report to you, & to Dr. & Mrs. Channing forthwith—& fulfil my promised visit to them also, before I return here—which will be about 21st or 22d.



1. This letter's envelope bears the address, "William D. O'Connor, | care of | Dr. W. F. Channing, | p. o. box 69 | Providence, | R. I." It is postmarked: "New York | (?) | 14 | (?)." [back]


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