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Title: Walt Whitman to Jeannette L. and Joseph B. Gilder, 6 February 1883

Date: February 6, 1883

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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 Bayley-Whitman Collection, Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, OH

Whitman Archive ID: owu.00053

Contributors to digital file: Stefan Schoeberlein, Nima Najafi Kianfar, Eder Jaramillo, Nicole Gray, Kenneth M. Price, and Elizabeth Lorang



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Camden
Feb 6 '83

Yours with the $15 (13) just rec'd1—thanks—yes, I want some copies of last Critic—if convenient send me six copies—


Walt Whitman


Correspondent:
Jeannette Leonard Gilder (1849–1916) helped her brother, Richard Watson Gilder, edit Scribner's Monthly and then, with another brother, Joseph Benson Gilder, co-edited the Critic (which she co-founded in 1881). 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).

Notes:

1. Payment for "The Bible as Poetry" (see the letter from Whitman to the Gilders of January 25, 1883). The editors deducted $2 for the offprints which Whitman requested. [back]


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