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Title: Walt Whitman to Jeannette L. and Joseph B. Gilder, 23 November 1883

Date: November 23, 1883

Whitman Archive ID: mar.00001

Source: Slack Collection, Marietta College. The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), 3:355–356. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

Contributors to digital file: Stefan Schoeberlein, Kirsten Clawson, Nima Najafi Kianfar, and Nicole Gray

431 Stevens Street
Camden, New Jersey
Nov. 23, '83

My friends

I am puzzled considerably—Nov 12 I sent you from here the proof of "Eminent Visitors"1—See by the paper of 17th the errors I marked were not corrected—Same note I requested some proof slips of the E. V. article—None have reached me. Nov: 19 I wrote you (reiterating the above &) saying as I could probably not now be furnished with proof slips I would like a dozen copies of the paper—No response to either of the letters—Didnt they reach you?2

Walt Whitman


1. "Our Eminent Visitors (Past, Present, and Future)," The Critic, 3 (November 17, 1883), 459–460. [back]

2. These letters are not known. The envelope of the letter written on November 17 is in the Charles E. Feinberg Collection (Library of Congress, Washington D.C.). [back]


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