Title: Walt Whitman to Mr. and Mrs. Damon Y. Kilgore, 24 January 1877
Date: January 24, 1877
Source: The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), 3:75-76. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.
Location: This letter is privately owned by Florence A. Hoadley.
Whitman Archive ID: prc.00051
Contributors to digital file: Grace Thomas, Alicia Bones, Anthony Dreesen, Kevin McMullen, Nicole Gray, and Kenneth Price
Jan 24 '77
My dear Damon Kilgore | & Mrs Kilgore
I will be at the Commemorative meeting. I would like to speak from ten to twenty minutes before Mr Phillips's address. What I have to offer might be called A true Reminiscence of Thomas Paine. I shall be to-morrow evening & night, and all Friday, & the following night & forenoon, at 1929 north 22d street, Phila. (north of Berks)1—& if it would be convenient for you to send a carriage there for me at about 1½ p m Sunday it would suit me—Call on or address me there Friday forenoon or evening, or Saturday forenoon before 12—
Thanks for the hospitality—hearty thanks—I will accept if I can Sunday—but it is not certain—
1. Walt Whitman was with the Gilchrists from January 25 to February 2 (Commonplace Book, Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1839–1919, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.). [back]