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Walt Whitman to Ellen M. O'Connor, 11 January [1875]

Card came this morning. Letter you speak of must have been destroyed, as I have rec'd​ none—Rec'd​ letter from P[eter] D[oyle] this morning. Am still getting along favorably considering all things—Heard from J[ohn] B[urroughs] last week—all well. Had a letter from Dr. Drinkard—



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    This postcard bears the address, "Mrs. E. M. O'Connor | 1015 O st. near 11th N.W. | Washington, D.C." It is postmarked: "Camden | Jan | 11 | N.J.; Carrier | 12 | Jan | 3 (?) PM."

    Since Ellen O'Connor's letters to Whitman during this period are not extant, the year must remain conjectural. Certain facts point to 1875: the postcard Whitman used was discontinued early in 1876, and Burroughs visited Whitman at Camden about the middle of January in 1876.

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