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Title: Walt Whitman to Rudolf Schmidt, 28 September 1880

Date: September 28, 1880

Whitman Archive ID: rlc.00017

Source: Royal Library of Copenhagen. The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), 3:188. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

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Niagara Falls—America1
Sept 28 '80

I have been spending the summer in Canada, especially on the Lakes, & the Thousand Islands, & the river St Lawrence—have jaunted leisurely over 3000 miles—It is a singularly healthy, beautiful interesting country, this Canada, (it is as large as the U S—population, 4½ millions, very advanced, very sound, a good race, ⅔ds English ⅓ French)—I am now on my way home to Camden—address me there as formerly—I am unusually well for a half-paralytic—

Walt Whitman


1. This letter is addressed: Rudolf Schmidt | Baggesen's Gate No 3 | Copenhagen | Denmark. It is postmarked: Hamilton | Sp 28 | 80 | Canada; K | Omb. 1 | 14–10–80. [back]


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