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Title: Walt Whitman to Herbert Gilchrist, 10 October [1880]

Date: October 10, 1880

Whitman Archive ID: upa.00182

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), 3:189. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

Contributors to digital file: Alicia Bones, Grace Thomas, Eder Jaramillo, and Kevin McMullen

Kirkwood (Glendale) New Jersey
U S America1
Oct 10

Have come back all right from my Canadian trip, & now spending a few days down here2—A fine autumn sunny hazy peaceful Sunday—woods, field, sky, delightful—The S[tafford]s much as usual—Mrs S quite well—if you were here you would not see any difference from over at the Creek—Mr S has had a very fair summer, but is not very rugged—Ed has just been home, with his nag, looks fine—M[ontgomery] well, up in Camden—D[ebbie] and J[oseph Browning] well, having good times riding about the same as of old—rec'd your paper—

Walt Whitman


1. This letter is addressed: Herbert Harlakenden Gilchrist | Keats' Corner Wells Road | Hampstead | London | England. It is postmarked: Haddonfield | Oct | 12 | N.J.; Philadelphia | Oct | 12. [back]

2. Whitman was with the Staffords from October 9 to 13 (Whitman's Commonplace Book, Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1839–1919, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.). "Home Again" appeared in the Camden Daily Post on September 30 and was reprinted with the title "Walt Whitman Safe Home" in the London (Ontario) Advertiser on October 4. [back]


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