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Walt Whitman to John H. Johnston, 20 June [1880]


Have come on here 100 miles further west (from London) & am very pleasantly quarter'd at Sarnia, Canada West, at the fine mansion of Mr Pardee,2 (one of the Dominion officers.)—Weather fine, country ditto—am especially pleas'd with these noble waters dotted with steamers & sail craft. I am writing this on Lake Huron—I am well so far—every body kind & hospitable—Al,3 I wish you were with me. To-morrow I go visiting a Chippewa Indian town. Return to London Thursday

Love to Alma4 W W  loc.02557.002.jpg


  • 1. This postal card is addressed: J.H. Johnston jeweler | 150 Bowery cor: Broome St | New York City U S A. It is postmarked: Sarnia | Ju(?) | (?). [back]
  • 2. Timothy Blair Pardee was Commissioner of Crown Lands (Whitman's Commonplace Book, Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1839–1919, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.). [back]
  • 3. Johnston's son, Albert. [back]
  • 4. Johnston replied to this card on June 26. [back]
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