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Title: Walt Whitman to Joseph B. Gilder, 1 October 1884

Date: October 1, 1884

Source: The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), 3:378. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

Location: The Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature, New York Public Library

Whitman Archive ID: nyp.00538

Contributors to digital file: Stefan Schöberlein and Kyle Barton

Camden New Jersey
October 1 18841

Received from Critic Fifteen Dollars for my piece "What Lurks" &c—

Walt Whitman

The slips & papers came safely—thanks—

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


1. This letter is addressed: Joseph B Gilder | Critic Office | 20 Astor Place | New York City. It is postmarked: Philadelphia | Pa. | Oct 1 84 | 5 PM. [back]


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