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Title: Walt Whitman to Anne Gilchrist, 6 [December 1878]

Date: December 6, 1878

Whitman Archive ID: upa.00035

Source: Walt Whitman Collection, 1842–1957, Rare Book & Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania. Transcribed from digital images or a microfilm reproduction of the original item. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

Notes for this letter were created by Whitman Archive staff and/or were derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller, 6 vols. (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), and supplemented or updated by Whitman Archive staff.

Contributors to digital file: Alicia Bones, Grace Thomas, Anthony Dreesen, Kevin McMullen, and Nicole Gray

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Camden New Jersey1
Nov 6 evening2

Have just return'd this afternoon from White Horse—(a week's visit—)—nothing very new—Mrs S[tafford] only middling—Folks here well—found your Boston letter of Nov 29, (enclosing T[ennyson]'s)—Tell Herb I rec'd his two letters from NY—(welcome letters)—I am well—no rheumatism yet—Shall write more fully soon—



1. This postal card is addressed: Mrs Anne Gilchrist | 177 Remsen Street | Brooklyn N Y. It is postmarked: Camden | Dec | 6 | N.J.; Brooklyn N.Y. | Dec | 7 | 9 AM | Received. [back]

2. Whitman erred in writing "Nov. 6." Upon his return from Kirkwood on December 6, he sent a post card to Anne Gilchrist in Brooklyn (Whitman's Commonplace Book, Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1839–1919, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.). There are no extant letters from Anne Gilchrist or from Herbert. [back]


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