AMERICA’S “GOOD GRAY POET”
WHITMAN, Walt. Autograph postcard initialed. Camden, 1877.
Original autograph postcard to fellow poet Edward Carpenter: “Camden, New Jersey, US America. Oct 2 — I merely write to say at once that your letter & the postal or[der] have both been safely rec’d.— The books (to the address given) will be sent immediately.— I am well for me— H[erbert] G[ilchrist] is at John B[urroughs]’s on the Hudson— Mrs. G[ilchrist] is ill in bed— Harry [Stafford] is well— Will write more fully soon. Thanks & love, WW.” Framed together with a portrait of Whitman. $4500.