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Title: Walt Whitman to Anne Gilchrist, 19 January [1877]

Date: January 19, 1877

Whitman Archive ID: upa.00176

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), 3:75. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

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White horse N J
Jan 191

My dear friend

I jaunted down here last evening, to spend a couple of days. I think of being over with you (in all probability) Sunday next, say to dinner about 2.

I am feeling about as usual.

Love to all—
Walt Whitman


1. The year is established by the reference to Whitman's visit to the Staffords on January 18, 1877. Whitman did not return on January 21, Sunday, but he was with the Gilchrists on the following Sunday (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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