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Walt Whitman to Anne Gilchrist, 19 January [1877]

My dear friend

I jaunted down here last evening, to spend a couple of days. I think of being over with you (in all probability) Sunday next, say to dinner about 2.

I am feeling about as usual.

Love to all— Walt Whitman


  • 1. The year is established by the reference to Whitman's visit to the Staffords on January 18, 1877. Whitman did not return on January 21, Sunday, but he was with the Gilchrists on the following Sunday (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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