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Walt Whitman to Jeannette L. Gilder, 27 April [1881]

 loc.02208.001_large.jpg My dear Jeannie

Yours just rec'd here sent on from Boston—Yes, I will give you a page or more of Boston notes1—will send them on by mail to-morrow night—so you will get them Friday morning & be able  loc.02208.002_large.jpg to send me a proof Saturday afternoon & I will return Sunday night, so you will get it Monday morning—

Walt Whitman


  • 1. The "Boston notes" became the third installment of "How I Get Around at 60, and Take Notes," which appeared in The Critic on May 7 (see the letter from Whitman to Jeannette L. Gilder of December 31, 1880). Whitman was paid $15 for the article (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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