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Title: Walt Whitman to Ellen M. O'Connor, 10 April [1874]

Date: April 10, 1874

Whitman Archive ID: nyp.00334

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), 2:292. 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 Camden, N. Jersey.
April 10. 12 M.1

Both letters just received. I will try to write to the A[shton]s.2 I deeply sympathize.

Last week has not been so encouraging with me—but am about as usual as I write to-day.



1. This letter's envelope bears the address, "Mrs. E. M. O'Connor, | 1015 O street, near 11th, N. W. | Washington, D.C." It is postmarked: "Camden | Apr | 10 | N.J.; Carrier | 11 | Apr | 8 AM."

The year is established by the reference to Kitty Ashton's death. [back]

2. Kitty Ashton, who was nineteen months old, died on April 8, 1874. [back]


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