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Title: Walt Whitman to Richard Watson Gilder, 13 June 1878

Date: June 13, 1878

Source: The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1964), 3:120. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

Location: According to Miller, this telegram is held in the private collection of Rosamond Gilder.

Whitman Archive ID: prc.00058

Contributors to digital file: Alicia Bones, Grace Thomas, Anthony Dreesen, and Kevin McMullen




Penna Depot W Phila
June 13 1878

TELEGRAM.

To Watson Gilder | at Scribner | 743 Bway

Am coming on to B[ryant]'s funeral1 Come to Johnstons Jewelery Store one fifty Bowery at nine oclock a m for me if convenient


Walt Whitman


Notes:

1. The decision to go to New York was impromptu (Specimen Days, ed. Floyd Stovall [New York: New York University Press, 1963], 165–167). William Cullen Bryant was buried on June 14. After the funeral Whitman attended a reception and tea given by Gilder (Specimen Days, 329). [back]


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