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Walt Whitman to Edward Carpenter, 28 September 1880

Dear Edward Carpenter2

I will just write you a line or two—it will be very short—but show you that I am still in the land of the living, & have not forgotten you—My four months jaunt in this noble ample healthy Canada country is done (it has been a great success to me)—I have traveled several thousand miles—mostly on the Lakes & St Lawrence, very comfortably & I am now on my way back home to Camden, stopping here only a short time. I am feeling heartier physically than for years—Camden will be my permanent P O address—Love to you—

Walt Whitman


  • 1. This letter is addressed: Edward Carpenter | 45 Brunswick Square | Brighton | England. It is postmarked: (?) | Sp 28 | 1880 | U.S.A.; Brighton | 1 | Oc | 80 | E. [back]
  • 2. Carpenter had written to Whitman twice in 1880, on March 28 and July 1. In the former he asked whether Whitman approved the publication of an inexpensive English edition of Leaves of Grass. [back]
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