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Title: George Washington Whitman to Walt Whitman, 14 November 1875

Date: November 14, 1875

Whitman Archive ID: yal.00305

Source: Yale Collection of American Literature, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Transcribed from digital images or a microfilm reproduction of the original item. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

Editorial note: The annotation, "on reverse is a letter from George (Whitman) a brother of Walt," is in an unknown hand.

Contributors to digital file: Elizabeth Lorang, Ashley Lawson, John Schwaninger, Nima Najafi Kianfar, and Nicole Gray

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Nov 14th 1875

Dear Walt,

Both of your postals recd, I sent you a card on the 12th but as it was only directed Washington, I suppose its doubtful if you recd, it. Lou is getting along well, she is pretty weak yet, but is gaining all the time. Baby is growing nicely and seems as well as can be. There is several letters for you here, one from Burlington, & I think one from Jeff.

Edd, Tip, & myself are flourishing as usual.



1. Whitman crossed out this letter and wrote several lines of prose in pencil on the back. [back]


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