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Title: Walt Whitman to Anne Gilchrist, 27 August [1882]

Date: August 27, 1882

Whitman Archive ID: pml.00055

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), 3:302–303. 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, and Nicole Gray

Camden N J1
Aug: 27

All going on well with me—the type-setting of my new prose book "Specimen Days" will be all finished the coming week & the book out in ten days afterward—same size, price, type, binding & general appearance as last L. of G. The Phila: publishers (L of G) are now paying out their third edition. As I write, (Sunday afternoon) up in my 3d story room, heavy clouds & rain falling in torrents. My brother & sister well—I saw Mrs. Stafford yesterday—all well there—love to H[erbert] and G[race]—



1. This letter is addressed: Mrs Anne Gilchrist | Keats Corner 12 Well Road | Hampstead | London | England. It is postmarked: Camden | Aug | 27 | 6 PM | N.J.; Philadelphia | Aug | 27 | 1882 | Pa. [back]


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