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Title: Walt Whitman to Peter Doyle, 14 May [1875]

Date: May 14, 1875

Whitman Archive ID: med.00368

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), 2:333. 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.
cor West.
N. Jersey.
May 14.1

Nothing special to write about—I always get the papers, they come right—letters, cards, &c. the same—Wish I could be with you in Balt[imore] to-morrow to spend the day.



1. This postcard bears the address, "Pete Doyle, | M street South—bet 4½ & 6th | Washington, D.C." It is postmarked: "Camden | May | 14 | (?); Carrier | May | 15 | (?) AM."

The correspondence (again chiefly postcards) with Doyle in April and May was sent on Fridays, according to Whitman's habit. At this time Doyle was working out of Baltimore; note Whitman's April 30, and June 25, 1875 letters to Doyle. [back]


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