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Title: Walt Whitman to John Burroughs, 20 September [1878]

Date: September 20, 1878

Whitman Archive ID: prc.00057

Source: According to Miller, this letter was in the private collection of Dr. R.J.H. DeLoach. The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1964), 3:136. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

Contributors to digital file: Alicia Bones, Grace Thomas, Anthony Dreesen, and Kevin McMullen

Camden New Jersey1
Sept 20

Am well as usual, & getting along all right—Came up yesterday from ten days down at the Jersey farm & creek—I send you some English papers which I wish return'd to me (especially the Times)2—Your card rec'd.



1. This letter bears the address: John Burroughs | Esopus-on-Hudson | New York. It is postmarked: Camden | Sep | 20 | N.J. [back]

2. In commenting upon William Cullen Bryant's death, the London Times had referred to Whitman. See the letter from Whitman to Josiah Child of August 9, 1878. On September 9, 1878, Whitman noted receipt of the article from Josiah Child (Whitman's Commonplace Book, Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1839–1919, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.). [back]


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