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[Camden March 18]

  • Whitman Archive Title: [Camden March 18]
  • Whitman Archive ID: uva.00475
  • Repository ID: #3829-i
  • Repository: Catalog of the Walt Whitman Literary Manuscripts at the Clifton Waller Barrett Library of American Literature, Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library, University of Virginia
  • Box: 2
  • Folder: 72
  • Repository Title: J.B. Gilder to [Walt] Whitman, 1887 March 17
  • Date: 1887
  • Genre: prose
  • Physical Description: 1 leaf, handwritten
  • View Images: 1
  • Content: This manuscript is a response to a letter of March 17, 1887 from Joseph B. Gilder, editor of the Critic . In the letter, Gilder asked Whitman if he agreed to publish a short note about the letter that the poet had recently received from Alfred Tennyson. (Tennyson had responded to Whitman's "A Word About Tennyson," published in the Critic on January 1, 1887). Whitman agreed to the publication of such a note, followed by his ideas on how to phrase it. The note, based closely on Whitman's suggested phrasing, was published first in the Critic on March 26, 1887 and then in The Literary World on April 8, 1887.

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