Title: Walt Whitman to Daniel G. Gillette, 26 September 
Date: September 26, 1873
Source: The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), 2:246. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.
Location: The location of the original manuscript is unknown.
Whitman Archive ID: med.00423
Contributors to digital file: Janel Cayer, Kenneth M. Price, Elizabeth Lorang, Kathryn Kruger, Zachary King, and Eric Conrad
I am delighted to please you in so trifling a matter as signing the pictures for your—and my—English friends—(substituting portraits I like better, instead of those you sent, which I don't like—though they are fine bits of work.) . . .
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2. According to the New York Directory of 1874–1875, Gillette, which Whitman spelled Gilette (see Whitman's November 4, 1873 letter to Gillette), was a clerk in the county courthouse. An undated entry in one of Walt Whitman's address books (Thomas Biggs Harned Collection of Walt Whitman, The Library of Congress, Notebook #108) indicates that Gillette was at one time employed in the postmaster's office in New York. [back]