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

Date: March 23, 1874

Source: 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.

Location: The Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature, New York Public Library

Whitman Archive ID: nyp.00333

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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