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Title: Walt Whitman to John Swinton, 12 March [1875]

Date: March 12, 1875

Whitman Archive ID: prc.00031

Source: Private collection of Rollo G. Silver. The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), 2:325. 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.
March 12.1

Yours rec'd—Come by all means—nothing very new—bad spells continued, & then a let up—(pretty much the same old story)—Telegraph to me about coming—



1. This postcard bears the address, "John Swinton | 134 E. 38th Street | New York City." It is postmarked: "Camden | (?)| 12 | N.J."

This postcard can be plausibly assigned to 1875, since Swinton visited Whitman within a few weeks; see Whitman's April 1, 1875 letter to John Burroughs. [back]


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