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Title: Walt Whitman to Edward T. Potter, 28 December 1887

Date: December 28, 1887

Whitman Archive ID: uva.00555

Source: Papers of Walt Whitman (MSS 3829), Clifton Waller Barrett Library of American Literature, Albert H. Small Special Collections Library, University of Virginia. The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), 4:138. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

Contributors to digital file: Ryan Furlong, Stefan Schöberlein, Caterina Bernardini, and Stephanie Blalock

328 Mickle Street
Camden New Jersey1
Dec. 28 '87

Thanks, my dear friend, for your kind letter & (Christmas) contents—I am ab't as usual—

Walt Whitman

Edward Tuckerman Potter (1831–1904), a native of Schenectady, New York, was a prominent American architect. He is known for designing the Mark Twain House (1871) in Hartford, Connecticut. He married Julia Maria Blatchford (1834–1922), and the couple lived abroad in London and Paris for many years, before Edward's retirement, after which they remained primarily in Newport, Rhode Island.


1. This letter is addressed: Edward T Potter | 26 S 38th Street | New York City. It is postmarked: Camden, N.J. | Dec 2(?) | 6 PM | 87; F | 12-30-87 | 6 A | N.Y. [back]


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