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Title: Walt Whitman to Peter Doyle, 21 October [1873]

Date: October 21, 1873

Whitman Archive ID: nyp.00323

Source: The Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature, New York Library. The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), 2:253. 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, Kathryn Kruger, Zachary King, and Eric Conrad

431 Stevens st.
cor West.
Camden, N.J.
Oct. 21.1

Am getting along favorably now—strength more enduring—am still very lame, but decidedly doing well generally

W. W.


1. This postcard bears the address, "Peter Doyle | M street South | bet 4½ & 6th | Washington, D.C." It is postmarked: "Camden | Oct | 21 | N.J.; Carrier | 22 | Oct | 8 AM."

This is the postcard to which Whitman refers in his October 24, 1873 letter to Doyle as written on Tuesday. [back]


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