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Title: Walt Whitman to Anne Gilchrist, 3 January [1880]

Date: January 3, 1880

Whitman Archive ID: upa.00190

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, 1964), 3:172–173. 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

St. Louis, Missouri U S America1
Jan 3d—evening

I leave early to-morrow (Sunday) morning to go straight through east—due in Camden Monday evening, 7:30—Have been quite well the last three weeks, & am so now—All the folks well2



1. This postal card is addressed: Mrs Gilchrist | 1 Elm Villas Elm Row | Heath Street Hampstead | London | England. It is postmarked: Saint Louis | Jan | (?). [back]

2. Anne Gilchrist replied to this post card on January 25: "Welcome was your post card announcing recovered health & return to Camden! . . . I wish one of those old red Market Ferry Cars were going to land you at our door once more! What you would have to tell us of Western scenes & life!" (The Letters of Anne Gilchrist and Walt Whitman, ed. Thomas B. Harned [New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1918], 190). [back]


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