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Title: Walt Whitman to Joseph B. and Jeanette L. Gilder, 4 January 1891

Date: January 4, 1891

Whitman Archive ID: nyp.00744

Source: The Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature, New York Public Library . The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), 5:145. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

Contributors to digital file: Andrew David King and Stephanie Blalock

My friends1

Can you use this in the Critic? The price is $5 & 10 printed slips—Send me a proof wh' I will return immediately2

Walt Whitman
Jan 4 '91


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 letter is addressed: Critic weekly paper | 52 Lafayette Place | New York City. It is postmarked: Camden, N.J. | Jan 4 | 5 PM | 91. [back]

2. "The Pallid Wreath" appeared in The Critic on January 10. This note to the Gilders was written directly beneath the holograph. [back]


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