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Walt Whitman to Edward T. Potter, 28 December 1887

Thanks, my dear friend, for your kind letter & (Christmas) contents—I am ab't as usual—

Walt Whitman

Edward Tuckerman Potter (1831–1904), a native of Schenectady, New York, was a prominent American architect. He is known for designing the Mark Twain House (1871) in Hartford, Connecticut. He married Julia Maria Blatchford (1834–1922), and the couple lived abroad in London and Paris for many years, before Edward's retirement, after which they remained primarily in Newport, Rhode Island.


  • 1. This letter is addressed: Edward T Potter | 26 S 38th Street | New York City. It is postmarked: Camden, N.J. | Dec 2(?) | 6 PM | 87; F | 12-30-87 | 6 A | N.Y. [back]
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