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Walt Whitman to Ellen M. O'Connor, 10 April [1874]

Both letters just received. I will try to write to the A[shton]s.2 I deeply sympathize.

Last week has not been so encouraging with me—but am about as usual as I write to-day.



  • 1.

    This letter's envelope bears the address, "Mrs. E. M. O'Connor, | 1015 O street, near 11th, N. W. | Washington, D.C." It is postmarked: "Camden | Apr | 10 | N.J.; Carrier | 11 | Apr | 8 AM."

    The year is established by the reference to Kitty Ashton's death.

  • 2. Kitty Ashton, who was nineteen months old, died on April 8, 1874. [back]
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