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Title: Walt Whitman to Peter Doyle, 8 May [1874]

Date: May 8, 1874

Whitman Archive ID: nyp.00340

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), 2:297. 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.
Camden, N. Jersey
May 8—noon—1

Every thing pretty much the same. Rather a bad week with me—no improvement—great distress in head & left side, at intervals—cannot write much to-day—Will do better next time—


Your letter & paper came.


1. This piece of correspondence is addressed, "Pete Doyle, | M st. South, bet 4½ & 6th | Washington, D.C." It is postmarked: "Camden | May | 8 | N.J.; Carrier | 9 | May | 8 AM." [back]


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