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Title: Walt Whitman to Richard Watson Gilder, 13 June 1878

Date: June 13, 1878

Whitman Archive ID: prc.00058

Source: According to Miller, this telegram is held in the private collection of Rosamond Gilder. The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1964), 3:120. 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, Anthony Dreesen, and Kevin McMullen

Penna Depot W Phila
June 13 1878


To Watson Gilder | at Scribner | 743 Bway

Am coming on to B[ryant]'s funeral1 Come to Johnstons Jewelery Store one fifty Bowery at nine oclock a m for me if convenient

Walt Whitman


1. The decision to go to New York was impromptu (Specimen Days, ed. Floyd Stovall [New York: New York University Press, 1963], 165–167). William Cullen Bryant was buried on June 14. After the funeral Whitman attended a reception and tea given by Gilder (Specimen Days, 329). [back]


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