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Title: Walt Whitman to Peter Doyle, 23 March [1874]

Date: March 23, 1874

Whitman Archive ID: nyp.00333

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), 2:290. 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

Noon—March 23.1

It will be very easy to come here—get out at West Philadelphia & come down in Market st. horse cars to ferry, foot of Market st—cross to Camden, it is only 1/3d of a mile from ferry. Send me word a day ahead & I will meet you at West Philadelphia. We have plenty of room. Come whenever convenient. You will find me much better—to-day I feel like getting well, (& confidently expect to)—wish you were here to-day—'twould be most like old times—


Your letter & paper just rec'd—


1. This postcard bears the address, "Pete Doyle, | M street South, bet 4½ & 6th | Washington, D.C." It is postmarked: "Camden | Mar(?)| 23 | N.J.; Carrier | 24 | Mar | 8 AM."

This is the postcard to which Whitman refers in March 26–27, 1874 letter to Doyle. [back]


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