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Title: Walt Whitman to Peter Doyle, 3 July [1874]

Date: July 3, 1874

Whitman Archive ID: nyp.00348

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), 2:307. 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.J. Jersey
July 3—noon1

Past week nearly same as heretofore with me—much distress in head & side—rec'd card last Monday—will write more fully next time—



1. This postcard bears the address, "Pete Doyle | M st. South—bet 4½ & 6th | Washington, D.C." It is postmarked: "Camden | Jul | 3 | N.J.; Carrier | 4 | J (?)| (?) ."

The symptoms mentioned here are fully discussed in Whitman's July 10, 1874 letter to Doyle, in which Whitman also referred to a postcard that Doyle should have received on July 4. [back]


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