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

Date: April 17, 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), 2:293. 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.00335

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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