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Walt Whitman to Anne Gilchrist, [13 August 1882]

I am well as usual1—have had a good summer—John Burroughs has returned safely—rec'd your welcome letter2



  • 1. This note is addressed: Mrs Gilchrist | Keats' Corner 12 Well Road | Hampstead | London England. It is postmarked: Camden | (?) | 14 | 7 AM | N.J. The note was written at the bottom of a post card announcement of the Philadelphia printings of Leaves of Grass and Specimen Days. Since John Burroughs had just returned from England (see the letter from Whitman to Burroughs of August 13, 1882), and since the postmark is clearly "14 | AM," the card was undoubtedly written on August 13. [back]
  • 2. Probably a reference to Anne Gilchrist's letter of June 18 (University of Pennsylvania). [back]
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