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Title: Walt Whitman to Charles W. Eldridge, 29 September [1873]

Date: September 29, 1873

Whitman Archive ID: prc.00029

Source: Private collection of Doris Neale. The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), 2:246. 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 st.
Camden, N.J.
Sept. 29.

Dear Charley,

I enclose the money for Walter Godey. Please go down & see how things are going on—& pay him. Please write me at once, as I shall want to hear if the money comes safe.

Don't be alarmed—but I am worse to-day—having a bad spell—a succession of those blurs I used to complain of, only far more intense & persistent—it is now ½ past 3, & I have had a succession of them all day—still I am not dismayed—still think I shall get well—We are moving into the new house to-day.1

Walt Whitman


1. 431 Stevens Street was Whitman's home address until 1884. [back]


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