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Title: Walt Whitman to William D. O'Connor, 31 October [1882]

Date: October 31, 1882

Whitman Archive ID: nyp.00451

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), 3:313. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

Contributors to digital file: Kirsten Clawson, Nima Najafi Kianfar, Stefan Schöberlein, and Nicole Gray

Tuesday Evn'g
Oct: 31

I am decidedly better—feel well as I write this—was out three hours to-day, crossing the river, for the first time in over two weeks—& taking a ride.



1. This letter is addressed: Wm D O'Connor | Life Saving Service Bureau | Treasury | Washington D C. It is postmarked: Philadelphia | Nov | 1 | 1 AM | Pa.; Washington, Recd. | Nov | 1 | 9 AM | 1882 | 1. [back]


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