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Title: Walt Whitman to Ellen M. O'Connor, 29 May [1874]

Date: May 29, 1874

Whitman Archive ID: nyp.00343

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), 2:302. 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.
N. Jersey,
May 291

Rec'd your welcome letter this morning. Much the same with me as when I last wrote—far from well, with frequent alternations—but up & around every day.



1. This postcard bears the address, "Mrs. E. M. O'Connor, | 1015 O st near 11th N. W. | Washington, D.C." It is postmarked: "Camden | May | 29 (?)| N.J.; Carrier | 30 | May | 8 AM."

Note the reference to Whitman's May 15, 1874 letter to O'Connor and the similar phrasing of this postcard and Whitman's May 29, 1874 letter to Peter Doyle.  [back]


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