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Title: Walt Whitman to Anne Gilchrist, 14 February [1877]

Date: February 14, 1877

Whitman Archive ID: upa.00175

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), 3:78. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

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431 Stevens Street
Feb 14—p m

Dearest friend

I returned last evening from a week's stay at White Horse1—am feeling pretty well for me—heard of your call during my absence—Think of coming over to-morrow, Thursday, afternoon (say about 4)—As you will see by the enclosed card Mr Burroughs is to be in Phila: on a flying visit, & expects to be at your house to-morrow afternoon at 5. So long till to-morrow—& love to all—

Walt Whitman


1. Walt Whitman was with the Staffords from February 7 to 13, and stayed in Philadelphia from February 15 to 21 (The 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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