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Title: Walt Whitman to Jeannette L. Gilder, 21 November [1881]

Date: November 21, 1881

Whitman Archive ID: loc.05130

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.

Notes for this letter were created by Whitman Archive staff and/or were derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Ted Genoways (Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2004), vol. 7, and supplemented or updated by Whitman Archive staff.

Contributors to digital file: Kirsten Clawson, Nima Najafi Kianfar, Eder Jaramillo, and Nicole Gray

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431 Stevens Street1
Camden New Jersey
Nov: 21

Right after correction carefully, please send me five sets of proof slips of this—& then on publication ten copies of paper.2

Walt Whitman

The price if agreeable is $16—


1. An image of the back of this letter is not provided here because the letter is pasted onto a backing sheet. [back]

2. "No. 5" of "How I Get Around at 60 and Take Notes" appeared on December 3, 1881. The "proof slips" were sent to William Michael Rossetti, Mrs. Franklin B. Sanborn, and Emerson's son Edward; see Daybooks and Notebooks, ed. William White (New York: New York University Press, 1978), 1:272. [back]


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