Skip to main content

Walt Whitman to Thomas Jefferson Whitman, 1 August [1880]

I am here in a handsome little steam yacht (owned by the friend I am staying with at Kingston.2)—have been here some days cruising around—seems to me the most beautiful extensive lake & island region (over 1000 sq miles) on earth—I am pretty well—go to Montreal Tuesday—then to Quebec—then to the Saguenay river—back in London Aug 14—



  • 1. This letter bears the address: Thos: J Whitman | office Water Commissioner | City Hall | St Louis | Missouri | U S A. It is postmarked: (?) | (?) 2 | 80 | Canada. [back]
  • 2. Dr. W. G. Metcalf; see the account in Walt Whitman's Diary in Canada, ed. William Sloane Kennedy (Boston: Small, Maynard & Company, 1904), 17, 22–26. Metcalf was in Philadelphia with Richard Maurice Bucke on May 25 (Whitman's Commonplace Book, Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1839–1919, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.). [back]
Back to top