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Walt Whitman to Calder Johnston, [1885?]


for Calder1 with WW's​ love

A Joyful Season.

Friends and Foes—happily meeting,

Come together—joyous greeting.



  • 1. On the back of this card is a date in an unknown hand: "about 1885." This and two other Christmas cards appear to have been sent to the Johnston children sometime during the 1880s: the first, to Kitty Johnston, is undated; the second, to Harold Johnston, is dated March 26, suggesting that the cards were characteristically belated. [back]
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