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Walt Whitman to Joseph B. and Jeanette L. Gilder, 4 January 1891

My friends1

Can you use this in the Critic? The price is $5 & 10 printed slips—Send me a proof wh' I will return immediately2

Walt Whitman Camden

Jeannette Leonard Gilder (1849–1916) and her brother Joseph Benson Gilder (1858–1936) edited The Critic together from 1881 to 1906. For more information on Jeannette Gilder, see Susan L. Roberson, "Gilder, Jeannette L. (1849–1916)," Walt Whitman: An Encyclopedia, ed. J.R. LeMaster and Donald D. Kummings (New York: Garland Publishing, 1998).


  • 1. This letter is addressed: Critic weekly paper | 52 Lafayette Place | New York City. It is postmarked: Camden, N.J. | Jan 4 | 5 PM | 91. [back]
  • 2. "The Pallid Wreath" appeared in The Critic on January 10. This note to the Gilders was written directly beneath the holograph. [back]
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