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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 derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Ted Genoways (Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2004), vol. 7, and supplemented, updated, or created by Whitman Archive staff as appropriate.

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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