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Title: Walt Whitman to Ellen M. O'Connor, 17 April [1874]

Date: April 17, 1874

Whitman Archive ID: nyp.00335

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), 2:293. 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. Jersey.
April 17.1

Condition still hopeful, & (though tedious as ever, & with relapses & bad spells,) still seem decidedly to gain more than lose—I have written to the As. Am quite comfortable to-day. J B was here Saturday & Sunday.



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 | 17(?)| N.J.; Carrier | 18 | (?)| 8 AM."

The year is verified by the reference to Burroughs' visit mentioned in Whitman's April 16, 1874 letter to Peter Doyle and in Whitman's April 25, 1874 letter to Rudolf Schmidt. [back]


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