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Title: Walt Whitman to Anne Gilchrist, [13 August 1882]

Date: August 13, 1882

Whitman Archive ID: pml.00054

Source: The Pierpont Morgan Library, New York, N.Y. The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), 3:302. 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, Nima Najafi Kianfar, Eder Jaramillo, and Nicole Gray

I am well as usual1—have had a good summer—John Burroughs has returned safely—rec'd your welcome letter2



1. This note is addressed: Mrs Gilchrist | Keats' Corner 12 Well Road | Hampstead | London England. It is postmarked: Camden | (?) | 14 | 7 AM | N.J. The note was written at the bottom of a post card announcement of the Philadelphia printings of Leaves of Grass and Specimen Days. Since John Burroughs had just returned from England (see the letter from Whitman to Burroughs of August 13, 1882), and since the postmark is clearly "14 | AM," the card was undoubtedly written on August 13. [back]

2. Probably a reference to Anne Gilchrist's letter of June 18 (University of Pennsylvania). [back]


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