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Walt Whitman to Richard Watson Gilder, 17 November [1880]

My dear friend

I do myself the real pleasure of presenting you with a set of my books—which are sent by same mail with this—I have inscribed Mrs G's name with yours on the fly leaf, & please show her this as a testimony of my remembrance & affection to you both2

Walt Whitman

I am well for me—have been down two weeks in the Jersey woods—return'd last evening—


  • 1. This letter is addressed: R W Gilder | office Scribner's Magazine | 743 Broadway | New York City. It is postmarked: Camden | Nov | 17 | N.J.; New-York | Nov 17 | 8 PM | Rec'd. [back]
  • 2. Mrs. Gilder thanked Whitman for the books on November 20 (Horace Traubel, With Walt Whitman in Camden, Friday, August 10, 1888, 118–119). [back]
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