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Walt Whitman to William D. O'Connor, 10 February 1889

Hope you have as fine & sunny a day in Wash'n as we are having here—Send you my love & tho'ts as ever—Am myself imprison'd here in the big chair—yet all sort o' comfortable with me—

Walt Whitman

William Douglas O'Connor (1832–1889) was the author of the grand and grandiloquent Whitman pamphlet The Good Gray Poet: A Vindication, published in 1866. For more on Whitman's relationship with O'Connor, see Deshae E. Lott, "O'Connor, William Douglas (1832–1889)," Walt Whitman: An Encyclopedia, ed. J.R. LeMaster and Donald D. Kummings (New York: Garland Publishing, 1998).


  • 1. This postal card is addressed: Wm D O'Connor | 1015 O Street N W | Washington | D C. It is postmarked: Camden, N.J. | Feb 10 | 5 PM | 89. [back]
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