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Title: Joseph B. Gilder to Walt Whitman, 15 January 1891

Date: January 15, 1891

Whitman Archive ID: loc.02219

Source: The Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1839–1919, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Transcribed from digital images or a microfilm reproduction of the original item. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

Editorial note: The annotation, "see | notes | Sept 21 | 1891," is in the hand of Horace Traubel.

Contributors to digital file: Blake Bronson-Bartlett, Ian Faith, Alex Ashland, and Stephanie Blalock

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The Critic
Editorial Rooms
52 LaFayette Place
New York1
15 Jan. 1891

Dear Mr. Whitman:

I take the pleasure in enclosing the amount you fixed as the price of "The Pallid Wreath."2 The slips have already been sent to you.

With best wishes for the New Year, I remain

Sincerely yours
Joseph B. Gilder

(See our review of last ten years in this week's Critic: to-day is our tenth anniversary.)

Joseph Benson Gilder (1858–1936) was, with his sister Jeannette Leonard Gilder (1849–1916), co-editor of The Critic, a literary magazine.


1. Gilder has written the date of this letter to the left of his signature. [back]

2. "The Pallid Wreath" was published in the Critic on January 10, 1891; the poem was also reprinted in Good-Bye My Fancy (1891). [back]


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