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Title: Walt Whitman to Peter Doyle, 22 January [1876]

Date: January 22, 1876

Source: The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), 3:20. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, 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: nyp.00385

Contributors to digital file: Kenneth M. Price, Elizabeth Lorang, Kathryn Kruger, Zachary King, and Eric Conrad

431 Stevens st.
cor West.
N. Jersey.
Jan. 22.1

All is going on with me full as comfortably as I can expect. A dark, drizzly, very slippery day here—Keeps me in. Your papers & letter rec'd.



1. This postcard bears the address, "Pete Doyle, | M street South—bet 4½ & 6th | Washington, D.C." It is postmarked: "Camden | Jan | 22 | N.J.; Carrier | 23 | Jan | 8 PM."

This postcard appears to have been written one week after Whitman's January 22, 1876 letter to Doyle, as evidenced by the descriptions of Whitman's health and of the weather. [back]


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