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Title: Walt Whitman to an Unidentified Correspondent, 9 February 1880

Date: February 9, 1880

Whitman Archive ID: yal.00428

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.

Notes for this letter were derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Ted Genoways (Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2004), vol. 7, and supplemented, updated, or created by Whitman Archive staff as appropriate.

Contributors to digital file: Alicia Bones, Nima Najafi Kianfar, Eder Jaramillo, and Nicole Gray

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Feb: 9 '80

Loafing around for a couple of hours this fine sunny crispy day—cross'd the Delaware—walk'd up Chestnut st—every thing lovely—look'd in at my friend Col: Johnston's studio1—the sun shining bright, & I feeling all right

Walt Whitman


1. In February 1880, Whitman took a trip to Philadelphia to see his friend John H. Johnston. [back]


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