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Title: Walt Whitman to Horace Howard Furness, 8 April [1880]

Date: April 8, 1880

Whitman Archive ID: upa.00195

Source: Furness Collection, University of Pennsylvania. The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1964), 3:175. 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, Eder Jaramillo, Kevin McMullen, and Nicole Gray

431 Stevens Street1
Camden N J
April 8 evn'g

Yours rec'd with the 5 from Roberts—All right, & thanks—I have just returned from a short trip down in the Jersey Woods2—all well—

W. W.


1. This letter is addressed: Horace Howard Furness | 222 West Washington Square | Philadelphia. It is postmarked: Camden | Apr | 9 | (?). [back]

2. Whitman returned from a visit with the Staffords on April 8, 1880 (Whitman's Commonplace Book, Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1839–1919, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.). On April 15 he sent the volumes to Howard Roberts (1843–1900), a sculptor whom he met on March 12, 1879, at a dinner attended by Furness (Whitman's Commonplace Book). [back]


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