Title: Walt Whitman to Anson Ryder, Jr., [1868?]
Source: The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), 2:76. For a detailed description of discrepancies between this electronic edition and the print source, see our statement of editorial policy.
Location: The location of the original manuscript is unknown.
Whitman Archive ID: med.00404
I am leading a quiet, monotonous life, working a few hours every day very moderately. Have plenty of books to read but few acquaintances. I spend my evenings mostly in the office.1
1. When this letter first appeared in The Correspondence, the recipient was unknown (Edwin Haviland Miller, ed. [New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977], 2:76). Miller subsequently identified the recipient as Anson Ryder (6:74). [back]