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Title: Walt Whitman to Peter Doyle, 20 August [1875]

Date: August 20, 1875

Whitman Archive ID: nyp.00370

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), 2:339. 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.
cor West.
N. Jersey.
Aug 20.1

All yours rec'd—Still here—Still about the same—sitting here by the open window—very bright & sunny, & pretty hot—(bad head to-day).

W. W.


1. This piece of correspondence is addressed, "Pete Doyle, | M street South—bet 4½ & 6th | Washington, D.C." It is postmarked: "Camden | Aug | 20 | N.J.; Carrier | Aug | 21 | 8 AM."

Dating depends upon Whitman's almost inflexible habit of sending Doyle a line on Friday. Note also the reference to his "bad head" in this and the following letter. [back]


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