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Title: Walt Whitman to Peter Doyle, 26 June [1874]

Date: June 26, 1874

Whitman Archive ID: nyp.00347

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), 2:306. 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.
June 26.1

Have been quite sick all the week—but as I write (5½ p m) somewhat easier.



1. This postcard bears the address, "Pete Doyle | M st. South bet 4½ & 6th | Washington D.C." It is postmarked: "Philadelphia | Ju(?)| 26 | 9 PM | Pa; Carrier | 27 | J (?)| (?) ."

Since Whitman wrote to Doyle on Fridays, and since the account of his illness here does not contradict the account in his June 10, 1874 letter to Ellen M. O'Connor, this postcard can be plausibly assigned to 1874. [back]


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