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Title: Walt Whitman to Richard Watson Gilder, 9 December [1880]

Date: December 9, 1880

Whitman Archive ID: prc.00056

Source: The location of this manuscript is unknown. The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), 3:200. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

Contributors to digital file: Alicia Bones, Grace Thomas, Eder Jaramillo, Kevin McMullen, and Nicole Gray

Camden N J1
Dec: 9

Dear G:

Don't bother ab't that matter2—it is in hands that have already put it in fair train—You have my best sympathies—Am coming to New York before long, & shall notify you or call—

W. W.


1. This letter bears the address: R W Gilder | Scribner's Magazine office | 743 Broadway | New York City. It is postmarked: Camden | Dec | 10 | N.J.; D | 12–10 | 3 P. [back]

2. For more on the Worthington matter (see the letter from Whitman to Gilder of November 26, 1880). [back]


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