Life & Letters

Correspondence

About this Item

Title: Walt Whitman to Herbert Gilchrist, 4 December 1885

Date: December 4, 1885

Source: The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), 3:411. 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.00483

Contributors to digital file: Stefan Schöberlein, Kyle Barton, and Nicole Gray




328 Mickle Street
—Dec 4 '85
Camden New Jersey U S America

Dear Herbert Gilchrist

As I doubt I made some small misfiguring in my last I send you an exact list of what I have rec'd of your good British "offering:"1

abt Sept. 8 £22.2.6—$107.54
Oct. 20th 37.12.— 183.11
Nov. 28 31 19— 155.53

—from which I am living—fuel, clothing, food, &c—personally living, this winter—


Walt Whitman

You may as well hand this card to Mr Rossetti—


Correspondent:
Herbert Harlakenden Gilchrist (1857–1914), son of Alexander and Anne Gilchrist, was an English painter and editor of Anne Gilchrist: Her Life and Writings (London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1887). For more information, see Marion Walker Alcaro, "Gilchrist, Herbert Harlakenden (1857–1914)," Walt Whitman: An Encyclopedia, ed. J.R. LeMaster and Donald D. Kummings (New York: Garland Publishing, 1998).

Notes:

1. See the letter from Whitman to Herbert Gilchrist of November 30, 1885[back]


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