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Title: Postcard from Walt Whitman to Ellen M. O'Connor, 9 March [1874]

Date: March 9, 1874

Whitman Archive ID: nyp.00331

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), 2:285. 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

March 9. 5 p.m.1

Yours rec'd last night. The let up & somewhat favorable condition mentioned in my letter of Sunday still continues. Have not the slightest idea of hastening to W[ashington]—Shan't come till I get good & ready. Continue to write often. Wish Ch.2 to write me all news, & oftener.



1. This postcard apparently refers to Whitman's March 8, 1874 letter to Ellen M. O'Connor.

This postcard bears the address, "Mrs. E. M. O'Connor | 1015 O street, near 11th N. W. | Washington, D.C." It is postmarked: "Camden | (?)| N.J." [back]

2. Whitman refers here to Charles Eldridge. [back]


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