Title: Walt Whitman to the Editors of the Critic, 27 July 1886
Date: July 27, 1886
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Location: The Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1839–1919, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Whitman Archive ID: loc.01416
Contributors to digital file: Stefan Schöberlein, Ian Faith, Kyle Barton, and Nicole Gray
328 Mickle street1
Camden New Jersey
July 27 '86
My dear friends
If you can use this,2 the price would be $10—and 20 slips from the proof, after correction. Send me proof here, & I will return forthwith.
To Editors Personal
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).
1. This letter is addressed: Editors | Critic | weekly paper | 20 Astor Place | New York City. The return address is: Walt Whitman | Camden | New Jersey. It is postmarked: CAMDEN | JUL | 27 | 4 30 PM | 1886 | N.J.; D | 7-27-86 | 7 P | N.Y. [back]