Title: Walt Whitman to the Editors of the Critic, 17 December 1886
Date: December 17, 1886
Editorial note: The annotation, "To Editor, | The Critic | Miller 1464.1," is in an unknown hand.
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Notes for this letter were derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller, 6 vols. (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977).
Location: The Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1839–1919, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Whitman Archive ID: loc.01413
Contributors to digital file: Stefan Schöberlein, Ian Faith, Kyle Barton, and Nicole Gray
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Camden New Jersey
Dec. 17 '86—Evn'g
I send the Tennyson piece1—in hopes it will suit you & in hopes you will have it put in type to-day, so you can send me a proof this evening—which I will get to-morrow Sunday & return in the evening—Any how at the worst you would get it not later than Tuesday forenoon. The price of the piece is $10—
The editor of the Critic in this year was Jeannette Gilder (1849–1916), who wrote that "one of the things of which I am most proud is that the Critic was the first publication of its class to invite Walt Whitman to contribute to its pages" (see Charles N. Elliot, Walt Whitman as Man, Poet, and Friend , 97); she was assisted in her editorial tasks by her brother Joseph. For more, see Susan L. Roberson, "Gilder, Jeannette L. (1849–1916)," Walt Whitman: An Encyclopedia, ed. J.R. LeMaster and Donald D. Kummings (New York: Garland Publishing, 1998).