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

Date: May 8, 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), 2:297. 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.00340

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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