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Walt Whitman to Albert Johnston, 10 August [1884]

 loc.02426.001_large.jpg Dear Boy Al

The 25 arrived safely2—thanks—I am about as usual, only extra lameness—I am coming soon—Love to father, mother, May and all—

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Albert Johnston was the son of John H. Johnston, a New York jeweler and friend of Whitman.


  • 1. This postal card is addressed: Al Joh[nston] | J[ewel]er | [cut away] 0 Bowery, cor: Broome | New York City. It is postmarked: [cut away]ILADELPHIA | PA | [cut away] 1 84 | [cut away] AM; A | 8 [cut away] | [cut away] A | N.Y. [back]
  • 2. This was a payment for the purchase of Whitman's portrait (see the letter from Whitman to John H. Johnston of March 27, 1884). [back]
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