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Title: Walt Whitman to Peter Doyle, 14 May [1875]

Date: May 14, 1875

Source: The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), 2:333. For a detailed description of discrepancies between this electronic edition and the print source, see our statement of editorial policy.

Location: The Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature, New York Public Library

Whitman Archive ID: med.00368

431 Stevens st.
cor West.
N. Jersey.
May 14.1

Nothing special to write about—I always get the papers, they come right—letters, cards, &c. the same—Wish I could be with you in Balt[imore] to-morrow to spend the day.



1. This postcard bears the address, "Pete Doyle, | M street South—bet 4½ & 6th | Washington, D.C." It is postmarked: "Camden | May | 14 | (?); Carrier | May | 15 | (?) AM."

The correspondence (again chiefly postcards) with Doyle in April and May was sent on Fridays, according to Whitman's habit. At this time Doyle was working out of Baltimore; note Whitman's April 30, and June 25, 1875 letters to Doyle. [back]


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