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Correspondence

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Title: Walt Whitman to Jeannette L. and Joseph B. Gilder, 21 March 1882

Date: March 21, 1882

Source: The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), 3:268. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

Location: Papers of Walt Whitman (MSS 3829), Clifton Waller Barrett Library of American Literature, Albert H. Small Special Collections Library, University of Virginia

Whitman Archive ID: uva.00438

Contributors to digital file: Stefan Schoeberlein, Nima Najafi Kianfar, Eder Jaramillo, and Nicole Gray




431 Stevens street
Camden New Jersey
March 21 '82

My friends

I believe you have in MS one or two clusters of my Notes1yours—they are paid for—I think I would like to look over them & touch them up to date (perhaps, or not, I could tell on seeing them)—I wish you would send the MS therefore immediately here—& I will at once make the improvement-changes, (if any)—& return to you—

Walt Whitman


Notes:

1. Perhaps the sixth and last installment of "How I Get Around at 60, and Take Notes," which appeared in The Critic on July 15, 1882 (see the letter from Whitman to Jeannette L. Gilder of December 31, 1880). Whitman noted sending the sixth (revised?) article on April 2; evidently he returned the galleys of the "Notes" on April 9 (Whitman's Commonplace Book, Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1839–1919, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.). [back]


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