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Title: Walt Whitman to Edward T. Potter, 12 July 1888

Date: July 12, 1888

Source: The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), 4:185. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

Location: Papers of Walt Whitman (MSS 3829), Clifton Waller Barrett Library of American Literature, Albert H. Small Special Collections Library, University of Virginia

Whitman Archive ID: uva.00582

Contributors to digital file: Ryan Furlong, Ian Faith, and Stephanie Blalock

Camden New Jersey
Thursday P M1
July 12 '88

Thanks, dear friend, y'r good letter & draught rec'd safely. I have been & am badly ill, but may rally yet—any how it will be all right—

Walt Whitman

Edward Tuckerman Potter (1831–1904) was a prominent American architect.


1. This letter is addressed: Edward Potter | The Cedars | Newport | Rhode Island. It is postmarked: Camden, N.J. | Jul 12 | 6 PM | 88. [back]


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