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Title: Walt Whitman to Anne Gilchrist, 23 March [1877]

Date: March 23, 1877

Whitman Archive ID: upa.00170

Source: Walt Whitman Collection, 1842–1957, Rare Book & Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania . The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), 3:81. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

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New York
March 231

Still here & feeling pretty well for me—Shall return to Camden to-morrow or Monday2

W. W.


1. This note bears the address: Mrs Gilchrist | 1929 north 22d Street | Philadelphia. It is postmarked: New York | Mar | 23 | 7 PM | N. Y. [back]

2. Whitman returned to Camden on March 27, Tuesday. Amelia Johnston, John H. Johnston's wife, died on Monday evening, March 26, in giving birth to Harold; see Charles N. Elliot, Walt Whitman as Man, Poet and Friend (Boston: R.G. Badger, 1915), 153. An account of Walt Whitman's New York trip appeared in the Camden Daily Post on March 29. [back]


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