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Title: Walt Whitman to Jeannette L. and Joseph B. Gilder, 25 January 1883

Date: January 25, 1883

Whitman Archive ID: uch.00007

Source: The University of Chicago. The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), 3:322. 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

431 Stevens street
Jan: 25 '83

My dear friends

Would "the Bible as Poetry" suit you for paper of Feb: 3d or 10th?1 The price is $15—I would like 50 copies of the W W head with motto &c about same size as your issue, printed on heavier paper, with the "Critic" imprint left off—will pay (for paper & print) 4 cents a copy—$2.00—If put in type send proof of "Bible" here early in week—

Walt Whitman


1. "The Bible as Poetry" appeared in The Critic on February 3. On February 8 Whitman sent copies to Anne Gilchrist, Edward Dowden, Thomas W. H. Rolleston, Rudolf Schmidt, and G. C. Macaulay (Whitman's Commonplace Book, Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1839–1919, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.). [back]


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