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Walt Whitman to Herbert Gilchrist, 4 December 1885

Dear Herbert Gilchrist

As I doubt I made some small misfiguring in my last I send you an exact list of what I have rec'd of your good British "offering:"1

  • abt Sept. 8 £22.2.6—$107.54
  • Oct. 20th 37.12.— 183.11
  • Nov. 28 31 19— 155.53
—from which I am living—fuel, clothing, food, &c—personally living, this winter— Walt Whitman

You may as well hand this card to Mr Rossetti—

Herbert Harlakenden Gilchrist (1857–1914), son of Alexander and Anne Gilchrist, was an English painter and editor of Anne Gilchrist: Her Life and Writings (London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1887). For more information, see Marion Walker Alcaro, "Gilchrist, Herbert Harlakenden (1857–1914)," Walt Whitman: An Encyclopedia, ed. J.R. LeMaster and Donald D. Kummings (New York: Garland Publishing, 1998).


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