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Walt Whitman to Herbert Gilchrist, 8 April [1879]


I leave here to-morrow Wednesday in the 2 p m train for N Y​ —to report at Mr J's 150 Bowery—All well—

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  • 1. This postal card is addressed: Herbert Gilchrist | 112 Madison Av: | New York City. It is postmarked: Philadelphia | Apr | 8 | (?); F | 4–8 | 6 P(?) | (?). [back]
  • 2. Whitman left for New York on April 9, 1879, and remained there until June 14 (Whitman's Commonplace Book, Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1839–1919, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.). See also Specimen Days, ed. Floyd Stovall (New York: New York University Press, 1963), 190–202. While Whitman was at John H. Johnston's home in New York, G.M. Ottinger painted his portrait; see Charles N. Elliot, Walt Whitman as Man, Poet and Friend (Boston: R.G. Badger, 1915), 150–151. [back]
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