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Title: Walt Whitman to William Torrey Harris, 28 September 1880

Date: September 28, 1880

Whitman Archive ID: wil.00001

Source: Williams College. The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), 3:187–188. 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
Sept 28 '801

Have finished my summer tour of St Lawrence & the Thousand Islands &c.—have jaunted over 3000 miles mostly river & Lakes—(I believe I sent you a couple of my current letters here in Canada)2 & am now on my way home to Camden N J (stopping here a short time)—I am unusually well & robust for a half-paralytic—Camden will still remain my address. Thanks for the Journals3 which have reach'd me—

Walt Whitman


1. This letter is addressed: W. T. Harris | p o box 2398 | St Louis | Missouri U S A. It is postmarked: St. Louis (?) | Sep | (?) | 10 AM | Received. [back]

2. The newspaper accounts of his journey (see the letters from Whitman to Whitelaw Reid of June 17, 1880 and to Peter Doyle of July 24, 1880). [back]

3. The Journal of Speculative Philosophy, of which Harris was the editor (see the letter from Whitman to Harris of October 27, 1879). [back]


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