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Title: Walt Whitman to Jeanette L. and Joseph B. Gilder, [14 February 1887]

Date: February 14, 1887

Whitman Archive ID: loc.06062

Source: The Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1839–1919, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), 4:68. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

Contributors to digital file: Stefan Schöberlein, Ian Faith, Kevin McMullen, and Stephanie Blalock

No errors—all correct—if convenient send me 8 or 10 proof-slips like this1

Walt Whitman
Camden New Jersey2

Jeannette Leonard Gilder (1849–1916) and her brother Joseph Benson Gilder (1858–1936) edited The Critic together from 1881 to 1906. For more information on Jeannette Gilder, see Susan L. Roberson, "Gilder, Jeannette L. (1849–1916)," Walt Whitman: An Encyclopedia, ed. J.R. LeMaster and Donald D. Kummings (New York: Garland Publishing, 1998).


1. This note was written on a proof of "Five Thousand Poems," an essay which appeared in The Critic on April 16, 1887. However, recent searches of Whitman's archives have not turned up such a proof. [back]

2. This letter is addressed: J L & L B Gilder | Critic office | 743 Broadway | New York City. It is postmarked: Camden | Feb | 14 | 6 PM | 1887 | N.J. [back]


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